The NLT version of Hebrews 5:7 states that, “While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could deliver him out of death. And God heard his prayers because of his reverence for God.” Even our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ offered prayers and supplications unto God; this shows that prayer was, and is still, a need. Praying is not something to negotiate as it is an essential aspect of a believer’s life, just as water is essential to life. If you are a representative of Jesus Christ here on earth, if you’re truly a believer, you must have a prayer life. If Jesus, who is the only begotten Son of the Father, needed to pray to God while on earth, how much more you?
Jesus was not the one who invented prayer on earth. Before He came, the priests and the Jews were already praying, but there was something different about His prayers. Whenever Jesus prayed, the unimaginable happened; there were results whenever He prayed because God heard and answered Him. When God said in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to Me, and I will answer you…”, He did not lie. He meant every word and still does today, tomorrow, and forever! What is that challenge? Is it your health, business, family, marriage, career, or any other thing? Do not fret, take it to God at the place of prayer with faith.
2 Timothy 3:5 talks about “…having a form of godliness but denying its power”. In these last days that we’re in, the Bible admonishes us as believers in Ephesians 5:15-16 that we should “Walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Going by this, in these evil days that we’re in, the only weapon of warfare that will sustain us is the prayer of faith, and we pray in the word of God, according to His will and desire for us. We must always pray in such a way that we see results in our prayers; something needs to change anytime we pray.
We are the sons and daughters of God, and we must exercise our birthright at redemption by taking control of our lives on the altar of prayer. The Bible says in 1 John 4:17, “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” Therefore, you must shape your destiny; you must get rid of everything that God did not plant in your life, and this is only possible on the altar of prayer. The Bible says in Matthew 13:25, “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went his way.” So when some certain things are happening in your life, you need to check if you’re sleeping spiritually instead of praying. You have to learn how to establish and take your place in the Kingdom of God by constantly praying.
Jesus taught us the principles of prayer. He said in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” The Bible also states in Hebrews 4:2, “For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.” When you pray and you don’t mix faith in it, there’s no profit. Faith is the catalyst of your prayer as a believer; you have to pray from the heart with your emotions, mind, spirit, and soul involved. In all you do, always remember that life is not a joke, so you have to position yourself to be an overcomer always by praying with a sincere heart of faith in God. That is the prayer that shakes the spiritual realms, causing God’s power to move on your behalf.
May God pour out His Spirit of faith and prayer upon your life. God bless you!