"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit." (James 5:16-18 KJV).

Prayer is God's Love Language, and it's power is not to be underestimated. Think about how much power it was for Elijah to call on God to stop up the rain, and then call on Him to start it back up again. Jesus Himself knew that prayer brings God's blessings down on you. He knew how important it was, so much that His disciples wanted to have part of this power when they asked Him "Lord, teach us to pray…"

The thing we have to realize though, it's not the result of the person praying, but the power of God who he is praying to. If we approach Him with full confidence in what we are asking and our hearts are in the right place then our prayers will be answered. But it is the man that comes for his own personal needs and wants. God is not a genie in a bottle that we access through some type of magic word or formula. No we access the Father through the Spirit, as He says to us that we must worship Him in Spirit and Truth. God is so good to us and He knows what it is before we even come to Him, He just wants us to ask Him for it. Not that He is holding anything as ransom, but He just wants to communicate with us.

Philippians 4:6 tells us "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. We have all sinned and fall short of God's glory each day, but it's the person that realizes this and goes back to Him with a humble heart and spirit. He longs to hear from you and He wants to give you the desires of your heart, if you ask Him for it.

God we praise and bless Your Holy name. Thank You for the goodness of Your grace and mercy. Thank You for Your faithfulness. At times Father we do not know what we should pray for or even how we should approach You, so we ask You, teach us to pray. Show us how and what we are to say. Take whats in our hearts and meet us at our point of need. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

I pray for each of you tonight that God covers you and your families. I pray that He keeps you all safe and sound and give you the much needed rest.

One Love,

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