James 5:16 states, “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” Prayer is more than important. IT IS VITAL!
Prayer is a wonderful, powerful resource God has gifted to us. Consider just a few of the benefits of prayer:
- Through prayer we are invited to bring ALL of our concerns about our loved ones to Him.
- Prayer allows us to release to God what we cannot control ourselves.
- It fills our hearts with compassion.
- Prayer is a gap closer. Closing both the distance and generation gaps.
- And prayer draws us to Him. Through it we are nourished and we are changed.
Yes, it is a miraculous gift. But it is also our job! Lamentations 2:19 states, “Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the LORD! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children.”
Prayer is also our weapon in the spiritual battle raging around us. In Ephesians 6:12 we read of this battle, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Based on this Scripture our battle is for souls! Prayer helps us AND our loved ones stand fast in the faith.
What a remarkable thing, prayer! It is a gifted resource, our job, and our weapon.
Yet, even knowing its importance, we at times and seasons of our lives face roadblocks when it comes to prayer. One of those roadblocks is not knowing exactly what to pray. When those times occur for you, I pray these weekly prayer prompts will be of help. Rather than shooting off vague prayers or not praying at all, use these prompts to help you pray specifically for your loved ones.
Currently there are weekly prompts that can be used when praying for your Grandchildren/Children and when praying for your Husband.
“God shapes the world by prayer.” E.M. Bounds