The Healing Power Of Prayer
Here is your Daily Devotional Prayer for November 26, 2016 brought to you by The Plough
“Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you!”
Lord our God, in our times too you hear the prayers and cries of your children. We need to cry out, for humankind has not become your own but still lives in pain and under judgment, and many thousands have to die or undergo terrible things. They should be yours, every one of them. They should all be your children. So we cry out to you: Reveal and glorify your name on earth so that a new time may come and great wonders may be done by your hand. May your name be honored, your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as in heaven. Amen.
Daily Commentary: Do you recognize the power of prayer in your life? Are you praying everyday to God? Are you listening as well as asking? Why is prayer so important in our relationship with God?
Prayer is more than just asking God for things. The power of prayer comes from having a deep-seeded faith in the Lord and allowing Him to work His magic in your life. According to pastor and best-selling author Greg Laurie, “True prayer is what happens when our will is aligned with the will of God, and we pray accordingly. Prayer is our connection to heaven and heaven’s connection to us—that is why you should always keep the lines open!”
The most powerful prayer to god is the prayer you are saying right now that comes from the depths of your soul. Prayer is a connection between you and God and there are five types of prayer that you should be incorporating into your prayer life.
A – Adoration – which is our worship to the Lord
C – Confession – for which we confess our sins to God
T – Thanksgiving – which is how we give gratitude to God
S – Supplication – for which we give our specific requests to the Lord
Throughout the ages, Christians have been praying to God for everything from healing to saving from invaders to thanksgiving for the gratitude of God. This divine intervention comes unconditionally from the Lord. he doesn’t have to grant our petitions but He does so to bring us closer to Him as well as teach us lessons about life.
We are all sons and daughters of the most high and through our prayers, we are promised, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” as found in Philippians 4:19.
These promises come to us from a loving and caring God who wants the best for us and acts in our best interests. But if your faith doesn’t believe it the look to science for the facts regarding prayer and what it can do for you.
Science has proven the healing power of prayer in study after study. Duke University’s Harold G. Koenig, M.D. states this in an exhaustive analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies. “People who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health.
He goes on to say, “The benefits of devout religious practice, particularly involvement in a faith community and religious commitment, are that people cope better. In general, they cope with stress better, they experience greater well-being because they have more hope, they’re more optimistic, they experience less depression, less anxiety, and they commit suicide less often. They have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, and probably better cardiovascular functioning.”
Use the power of prayer wisely for it has been given to you as a direct communication pathway to the divine.
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