Prayer is an effective tool that any Christian can use to overcome his or her problem. Jesus prayed a lot while he was on earth. He prayed for his disciples and also prayed for himself. In fact, Christ said to Peter, “…Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to me, strengthen your brethren” (Luke 22:31-32). Jesus who relied on the power of prayer also challenged his disciples to emulate him. Christ practically demonstrated his teaching to his disciples. The scripture reported, “Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:39-42).
Christians have no other weapon than prayer. We must pray to overcome our challenges. Believers should not consider anything too significant or too insignificant to pray about. Our prayers signify that we depend on God for help. That is, when believers pray, it means that we are entrusting our situations into the hands of God and also affirming the trust that we believe he can provide us the needed solution. God answers every prayer; he leaves no stone untouched. The Creator will respond to every need of his children. Of course, God’s response to our request may sometimes be “Yes”, “No”, or “wait.”
Dear God, yes, I believe that you have the unbeatable power to handle my situation; therefore, I commit all my problems into your hands. Please solve them. Let your power destroy the influences of sin, sickness, poverty, and other evils. Please anoint me with grace to live in good health and prosperity. Let me prosper in every area of my life so that people can glory your name on my behalf. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] & others. Learn more about the author at www.BibleLifeLesson.com View all posts by James Taiwo