Prayer Is a Conduit to God’s Power
Do you know about the power of prayer? You have God’s power within you! Prayer is the conduit by which you can access God’s power and see it manifest! Read this guest post by Horace Williams, Jr. today. He’s an encourager and one who is anchored in God’s Word.
What a discouraging word this can be. No one wants to ever feel helpless.
Think back to those times where you have experienced that feeling.
Did you well up with tears and cry your eyes out? Maybe you picked up the phone and called a close friend, or searched the refrigerator for your favorite ice cream?
Remember this, my friend, you have access to God’s amazing power via prayer.
Access God’s Power of Prayer
It is hard at times to admit you need help or confirm you have a weakness. Maybe you feel helpless when it comes to dealing with a difficult family member, a financial crisis that springs up out of the blue or even the tragic loss of a loved one. It is in these moments of intense struggle that you must plug into your Savior, Jesus Christ. Get down on your knees and tell God what is on your heart. There is nothing to fear or worry about when you put your trust in Him.
The God who sent His only Son to die on the cross for you loves you unconditionally. He wants to hear from you. His desire is to communicate with you. The same power that rolled away the stone as Jesus rose again is available to you right now! Don’t let feelings of doubt, discouragement, and Satan’s deceit prevent you from talking with Almighty God.
Because of Christ’s sacrifice, you have 24-hour access to the ultimate power source. God’s amazing power transforms lives! He is ready and waiting to transform your life and the lives of so many. Still not sure about this? Feeling depressed and discouraged as the doubt lingers? Lean in close, and I will share with you proof that the power of God transforms lives via prayer.
See the Power of Prayer Manifest
The moment you surrendered your heart to Jesus Christ, He blessed you with the Holy Spirit to live inside you. So regardless of what your feeling at this moment, believe what is written in His word. You have God’s POWER within you, and prayer is the conduit by which you can access God’s power and see it manifest in your life and the lives of people all over the world!Because of Christ's sacrifice, you have 24-hour access to the ultimate power source. @Pleasing2Potter #PowerOfGod Click To Tweet
So whether you are feeling sorrow, anxiety, fear or totally helpless, talk with God. He understands what you are feeling, and He wants to empower you as you seek to live for Him.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV
Blessings Through the Power of Prayer
Grace; one of the benefits of God’s unconditional love. He wants to shower you with undeserved favor. If you are in need of comfort, courage, help, or you seek wisdom, you can receive all of these through intimate conversations with your Savior. God is omnipotent, and He knows everything. With God, there are never any surprises, so go to Him. He will empower you with the strength to handle whatever you are facing right now.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 ESV
God is present…don’t ever forget that as you go throughout each day. He wants to bless, encourage and strengthen your trust in Him. As the apostle, Paul states in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
Remember the prophet Elijah? What a powerful prophet of God. He called down fire from heaven, and it consumed a water-soaked altar as he proved God’s almighty power to the children of Israel. He killed 450 prophets of Baal too. Elijah did not die but was taken up to Heaven via a chariot of fire to be with God. He also appeared with Jesus and Moses at Christ’s transfiguration.
One of my favorite verses regarding prayer continues to lift my spirit as I seek to access God’s power. Look at what it says in James.
…The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain for three years and six months. James 5:16b-17 NASB
Elijah accessed God’s power as He prayed earnestly. He felt fear, doubt, and even asked God to take His life one time, but God nourished his soul. He wants to do the same for you. You too can access God’s power through prayer.
Plug into God’s Power with Fervent Prayer
I hope that these truths from God’s word have reminded and encouraged you that your prayers have power! Talk with God, spend focused time in His word, and you will never be the same as He continues to transform your life.
So, I ask you, is your life plugged in to God’s amazing power?Elijah accessed God's power as He prayed earnestly. You can, too. @Pleasing2Potter #PowerOfGod Click To Tweet
Horace Williams Jr. is a stroke survivor and born-again Christian who loves Jesus Christ. He has seen the power of prayer and God’s healing in his own life as he continues to recover from a massive stroke that paralyzed his left side almost 7 years ago. He wants to inspire, encourage, and remind Christians that God’s power is available to them through prayer. Get a copy of his latest book, Unleash the Power of Prayer in Your Life.
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About Unleash the Power of Prayer Book
Prayer is a mystery that we struggle to understand. Almighty God has given us unlimited access to His throne of grace and with that access there is Power! When you make prayer a priority and pray with purpose, God’s power will be revealed and lives are transformed! Get your copy here.
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Don’t miss the other great posts in the Power of God series:
- Experiencing the Miraculous Power of God
- Like Moses, We Can Get Used to Using God’s Power
- God’s Power Defies What Is False
- How God’s Greatest Power Was in the Suffering of the Cross
- A Testimony of God’s Power of Provision
- Prayer Is a Conduit to God’s Power
- God’s Healing Power Is for You
- Live Empowered: the Holy Spirit Moves through Us
Kelly, what an encouragement to find Horace’s words here today!
I think he exudes encouragement. 🙂
Glad to read you were encouraged Michele. Blessings.
There are so many great truths in these words!
Agreed, Jeanne! Thanks so much for your visit today!
Such an encouraging post, full of simple truths that are so easy to forget!! Thank you for sharing
Yes, we need reminders daily. Sometimes hourly. 🙂
Love this post, Kelly! Thanks so much sharing Horace’s words of inspiration with us. I love how he gives us very specific details on just how pray and access God’s grace for every situation. Thanks so much!
I was excited for the opportunity to share here on Kelly’s site. What better way to nourish your soul than to spend time with God in prayer. So glad you enjoyed the post. Have a great week and God bless.
I love it, too! I read it a few times and certain lines would jump out and speak to me each time. So good like that. Blessings to you, Beth!
24/7 access to our Savior! AMEN!! Thanks for the reminder that it was His sacrifice for us that makes this all possible. Happy to be your neighbor at #coffeeforyourheart today!
Hey, Amy, so glad you stopped by!
Horace- what great encouragement! I love how God is always waiting to hear from us and He doesn’t shy away from how we feel.
I downloaded your book and can’t wait to start reading it!
Glad you enjoyed the post Julie, and I pray you are encouraged as you read the book. We have such an opportunity to speak and hear from our Savior via prayer.Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and may God bless you and yours in all your endeavors.
I’m glad you downloaded his book, Julie! You will be blessed! 🙂
Great post Horace and thanks Kelly for sharing it:) Loved how you connected our feelings of helplessness to prayer. Although we may feel helpless we are never hopeless as we connect to God’s power and provision through prayer. Blessings to both of you!
My pleasure, Gretchen! Blessings to you, too.
Thanks Gretchen I’m glad you enjoyed the post. It is easy to feel helpless in our circumstances when we take our eyes off Jesus. It is so important to read His word and commune with Him daily. God empowers us to do His will for His glory. Thanks for visiting and your encouraging words. Have a fantastic weekend and God bless.
Love this, Horace: “Because of Christ’s sacrifice, you have 24-hour access to the ultimate power source.” Amen!
Thank you, Kelly, for sharing this!
I love that line! Great to see you here again, Crystal!
Thanks for visiting today Gretchen. I want to thank Kelly for the opportunity and inspiration to write this post. I truly believe we have access to God’s amazing power via prayer. Thank you again for your visit and comment. Blessings to you and yours as well.
What a powerful post, Horace! You had me locked in at the reminder of how often I search my refrigerator instead of plugging into God. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Amen to this, my friend: “Because of Christ’s sacrifice, you have 24-hour access to the ultimate power source. God’s amazing power transforms lives!” Thanks for sharing this, Kelly :). Blessings to you both!
Hi, Candace! So glad you stopped by!
I hear you Candace. I had to stop buying my favorite ice cream for exactly this reason:) My mother bought me an ice cream maker for my bday so I can make healthier versions with stevia. I am thankful that God has given us access to Him via His Son. Jesus’s sacrifice paved the way for us to access God’s power. Thank you for visiting. Such a blessing to hear from you. Have a wonderful weekend and may God bless you and yours.
It is easy to forget how effective prayer is. This is so encouraging!
Yes! Glad you were here, Sarah!
Glad to read you were encouraged Sarah. A huge thank to you Kelly for including me in this series. You have been a joy to work with. I’m thrilled you were encouraged by my book on prayer. That is my hope that my sister’s and brothers in Christ will be blessed as they read what God led me to write. Have a wonderful weekend, friend. Blessings to you and yours. Let’s do this again!
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