James 5:16b (MSG) The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.
Do you realize what happens when you pray?
Mountains move! Situations shift! Hearts change°especially our own!
When you pray, God makes everything in heaven come to a grinding halt! He wants to hear your petition. He calls the Intercessor and His Team to His side. They listen intently to what is being said by the pray-er. They listen to make sure They get everything, nothing is left out, nothing will be missing when They answer.
And at the conclusion of your prayer, God dispatches His angels – Warrior, Administrative, Assisting, Prosperity, Healing – to do what you, the petitioner has asked to be done. There is much activity while you pray°you just don't know it.
Understand this: you are not praying alone. When you go into prayer, after God the Father alerts The Intercessor, God the Son, the Holy Spirit of God sends out a quick notice that you – Barbara, Charlie, Angela, Robert, Fernando, Jose, Gabrielle, Susan – are about to pray. He alerts the hearts and minds of people you probably don't even know that someone needs some back up. He gives these unknown sources the unction (look this word up! It will bless you!), to begin interceding for you, for your family, for your situation or circumstance. These people join their prayers with your prayers so that something cataclysmic happens in the Heavenly realm.
How many times have you received the call to pray? Not just for yourself°but for someone else, someone who is in dire need. Someone you may never meet in this lifetime. You might only meet the person on the other side, in Heaven. But, your prayers were needed to touch and affect their lives.
In the KJV, James 5:16 states that, the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous man availeth much. I chose to use the MSG translation so you can see what's going on behind the "seens" of those who pray. Check this out! °The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.
Didn't that bless you? You've already seen what happens in the Heavenly realm. In the realm of darkness, demons tremble. They know God is listening to and moving for you in ways that will decimate them. When you pray, believing that God is moving, the demons tremble because the havoc they have poured into your life is about to cease. They know their time is very limited and they must move on to the next unsuspecting victim.
You are not their victim. You are the victor°.when you pray!
Do not allow doubt to come in and steal your prayers before you deliver them to the Lord. God is waiting to move! He wants to bless you!
Say this and really mean it: When I pray, my prayers are powerful with God!
Now, go pray!