SCRIPTURE: And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. – Luke 9:29.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prayer does not only change things; it also changes people.
The importance of prayer in the life of a Christian cannot be over emphasized. Prayer connects man with God’s Presence, Principles and Power for the fulfillment of destiny on earth.
Now, let us look at the double impact of prayer in the life of a prayerful Christian:
1) Prayer changes things.
Negative situations of life are altered at the place of prayer; levels are changed at the place of prayer.
So, if you want anything to change in your life, engage in aggressive and brutal prayer.
2) Prayer changes people.
Prayer does not only change things; it also changes people. The act of prayer changes the one who prays. From our anchor scripture, as Jesus prayed, the fashion of His countenance was changed; His garment became white and glistering. The man or woman who prays is changed by his or her prayer.
When a man is changed through prayer, his world also changes. As Jesus’ physical appearance changed, His world also changed; Elijah and Moses appeared to Him and told him of things which He must accomplish at Jerusalem.
So, prayer changes a man and a changed man experiences a changed world.
Remember this: Prayer does not only change things; it also changes people.
1. Engage in aggressive prayer primarily for the sake of relationship and fellowship with God.
2. Ask God, at the place of prayer, to change your life and situation.
3. Resist anything that tampers with your prayer life.
PRAYER: O LORD, I make demands on the grace to pray effectively. Let me experience a total change in my life in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: The art of prayer is learnt at the place of prayer. Culled from THE PRINCIPLES AND POWER OF PRAYER by Dr Paul Enenche.
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