Text: Matthew 26:36
Prayer: [Latin - precari] To make a fervent request for something; earnest, humble request.
The Power of Prayer rests in a person's complete faith in God. Knowing that He will answer the needs of everyone who trusts in him is powerful within itself. God has said He knows the thoughts of everyone before the thoughts are even formed (Psalms 139). We only need to produce the thought within our hearts.
God has promised to deliver us from the time of trouble. King David noted: I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence (Psalms 91). God's retort? “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With a long life, I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
With said promises, who would fail to call on a magnificent such as the Lord in their time of need? The power of Prayer - use it!
Exodus 32:19 Moses prayed for his people “Now, therefore, let me alone, that my wrath wax hot against hem”.
Rev. 5:7,8 Prayers of the righteous are sweet smelling unto the Lord “Full of odors, which are the prayers of the saints”.
Jeremiah 14:10-12 “Pray not for this people”.
Lamentations 3:44 “Our prayers should not pass through”
Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known unto God”.
James 5:15, 16 Prayers of the faith shall save the sick The effectual fervent prayers of the righteous availeth much Further Suggested readings for prayer
Isaiah 55:6 Commanded by God “Seek you the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon Him while he is near.”
Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint Proverbs 15:8 The prayer of the upright is his delight
Mark 11:17 “Shall my house, of all nations, be called a house of prayer”?
Rev. 4:8 God surrounds himself with praise “They rest not day and night saying holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”
Rev. 8:3 Incense offered with prayers