THE MIRACULOUS POWERS OF PRAYER
Prayer is a conversation or communication with God. But who is God? According to Wikipedia, God is the eternal, supreme being who created and pressures everything. God is the creator of all living and nonliving things in simple language. Human beings are part and parcel of the living things that God created. The word of God in Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” God represents a supernatural power beyond everything, capable of everything that human beings can not do. Since that God is our creator and a source of our living, we need his Great Hand and blessings to succeed.
Why do human beings pray?
If you agree that you are a product of God’s creation, and if you agree with what contains in Genesis 1:27 that you are the image of God the creator, then communication with the source of your existence (God) is inevitable. We pray for many reasons depending on what one wants to communicate with God. In most cases, communication with God is in two categories: thanks-giving and communication for making requests. That is to say, through prayer, you either appreciate what God has provided you with or new lodge requests. Thanks-giving prayers have dual responsibilities as they make appreciation and at the same time pleases God, who offers more blessings. There is miraculous power in prayer as we see things happening. I have experienced several benefits of communicating with God. Thus, I want to share a few of them in this article.
1 . Maintaining a good relationship with God.
We need to talk and share our concerns with someone trustworthy in a lonely situation. We can consider our parents, wives, husbands, and friends reliable enough to share our feelings in a bodily condition. Spiritual-wise, we need to share all our feelings and desires with God. Just like our parents on earth, God wants to hear from us and talk to us; when we talk, he listens, then he answers our prayers in many forms like thoughts, feelings, or even through actions. Prayer can connect you with God and make everything possible because God never fails. The word of God in Psalms 125:1-2 says those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which will never be shaken. All these are possible if we have a good relationship with God. It is only through prayers we can establish a good relationship with God.
2 . Prayer provides answers to the unknown.
When we pray, God listens and provides solutions to our requests. We are not perfect; we make many mistakes that we know of, or sometimes we don’t know. Sometimes life gives us many challenges beyond our capacity, and we find ourselves stuck with no answers, but through prayer, God reveals solutions to our problems and makes everything possible.
3 . Prayer gives strength to fight temptation
Life is full of temptations and trials. We fall into those trials and regret just because we don’t have the power to realize if we make the right decision or not. Sometimes we do things that do not please God, but he understands that we are not perfect; thus, he forgives us when we pray for forgiveness. Life has a lot of temptations that can make us lose direction; the evil is around us, always looking for loopholes to catch us. It is by the Grace of God we can escape our sins. But how do we get this Grace of God? Again it is through prayers. Without praying, we become weak, and satan takes us for granted. When we pray, we get more robust, and hence we keep going. Let us pray and fight against temptations.
4 . Prayer brings about change
A righteous person’s prayer is powerful and effective and can change anything considered impossible. So do not underrate yourself; you can change the world. You need to pray hard, asking God to make changes to your life and for the world at large. We as human beings can go through many troubles that sometimes change our humanity and make us evil, but through prayer, we can face all situations and change ourselves and our lives for good. We get to be protected by the blood of Jesus Christ. Prayer can genuinely make you a better person than you were before.
5 . Prayer helps us find purpose
God has a plan for us and desires to lead and guide us. When you humble yourself in prayer and offer yourself to him as a tool, God shows and leads you in everything that you do. God gives you the terms of reference of your existence, and on top, God gives you the strength of performing and achieving what contains in terms of reference. We don’t just have to pray, but rather, we have to pray with faith and let God do the rest. Sometimes life treats us in a way that we find ourselves lost with no hope, but through prayer, we see the light, find new hope and feel like we are born again. We need to know the reason for our existence. God reveals all these through prayers. Let us pray and find our purpose.
6 . Prayer heals
A prayer heals not only diseases but also souls. People suffer from many physical and spiritual diseases, and in many cases, humans cannot find a solution for such conditions. As a result of the inability to find a solution, people get dispaired, lose hearts, and die. People suffer from spiritual demons to which doctors can not find a solution; only prayer can heal. Thus, prayer is a healer of all diseases that human beings can not heal; you can find a new heart and hope through prayer. Put God first, and others shall be added onto you.
7 . Prayer Guides us
Through prayer, God shows us direction. God has been fantastic in how he can lead you to where you want to go simply by just asking him through prayer. When you request God for help, you allow Him to guide your path and control your life. If you pray, God will provide you with the guidance that you can never imagine, the one that you didn’t even know that you needed. When we pray, even if we don’t ask for specifics, God guides us because he doesn’t want his kids to suffer, so he let angels upon us and let us feel secure. In this case, God is our guide and our teacher, which He does all through our prayers.
I trust that you have seen some of the miraculous powers of prayer. Use these few shared and think further. Pray to know more, pray to get healed, pray to change the world, pray to find your purpose, and pray to be guided; otherwise, you fall into the hands of satan. You are responsible for bridging your life with God. It is through praying you can keep God close to you. Remember that God never fails, and he will never let us fall if we pray. Make praying your daily habit to receive the miracles that God prepared for you.