One verse to sum up this week

“Prayer makes a godly man, and puts within him the mind of Christ, the mind of humility, of self-surrender, of service, of pity, and of prayer. If we really pray, we will become more like God, or else we will quit praying.” – E.M. Bounds

Happy Sunday!

I think #write31days is off to a great start! We’ve been looking deeper into prayer verses and quotes and really have been getting great insight (at least I have!)

Today’s verse kinda sums everything up from this week.

James 5:16

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. 

Breaking it down:

Therefore confess your sins to each other

This is an important part of prayer. I shared my own experience confessing my sins aloud in THIS POST.

pray for each other so that you may be healed

In response to what happened last Sunday in Las Vegas, we looked at some scripture that showed the importance of praying for others HERE and HERE.

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. 

So what makes us righteous? Last #write31days I wrote about God’s faithfulness and I remember discussing this in one particular post. Righteousness is defined as, “being morally right or justifiable.” We know that we do not have this ability on our own so:

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Our right standing comes from our oneness with God and through his faithfulness to forgive us, heal us and cleanse us we are made pure. Part of our faithfulness involves our dedication to persistent prayer.

The enemy knows this, and that is why it is so important to put on our armor BEFORE praying (you can read that post again HERE)

Being faithful gives us righteousness to make us effective prayer warriors.

I’m keeping this post short and sweet today friends!

Focus Challenge:

The power of our prayers rests in our heart beliefs and not in our words. Looking at James 5:16, the challenge is to pray in the authority given to you by Jesus (that means approaching each prayer KNOWING you are powerful and effective) Something shifts inside of us or in the external world EVERY TIME we pray, rest assured friends God is always working on your behalf!

Have you noticed a difference in your prayers this week? Has any of this been helpful for you? Please comment below!

 

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