If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
The Act of Praying
The Act of Praying is an Act of Personal Introspection and Communication with the Divine. When you pray, you avoid any other activity and concentrate wholly on the prayer. Prayer in a time of trouble is also an act that demonstrates complete reliance on something other than your own actions, in this case God.
People pray for a whole lot of reasons. Some pray to Bless God, others pray to thank Him, and some pray to request something of Him. But God never expects us to pray without action. If something needs to be done, you can pray for it, but only if you intend to actually do something about it as well. Prayer motivated by fear with no intention of acting is futile. As long as you are alive, you can act and make a difference. There is never a situation that calls for praying and then waiting for a miracle. There is always something that CAN BE DONE. Praying that the action will succeed is perfectly suitable, but prayer with no intention of doing something to help the situation is unacceptable.
What is Prayer?
- Prayer is Earthly License for Heavenly Interference.
- Prayer is Heaven’s Power Impacting Earth through Man’s Earthly Authority.
- Prayer is an Intermingling between the Human and Divine.
- Prayer is Mankind giving Heaven authority to perform God’s Word on earth. “God watches over His Words to perform it.”
- Prayer is Mankind giving God permission to interfere in earthly affairs.
- Prayer is talking to God.
We talk to God by:
- Thanking Him
- Praising Him
- Asking Him
- Taking Authority etc
John Wesley said, “It’s as if God does nothing except man pray.”
God is very interested in hearing from you. He wants to hear from us. I urge you to commit to praying fervently because your prayer will move mountains.