Lifted Up And Over!

Monday, November 28, 2005

Ephesians 6:18 – Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people). (AMP)

Prayer is a powerful force; it gives strength, encouragement, and a balance to life. I know. I have been the beneficiary of prayer by many people during these past months. Because my prayer warriors reside in many parts of the world, I am prayed for on a twenty-four-hour basis. I feel their prayer support, not by the tangible touch, but within my spirit. When I would look at the present situation in its stark reality, it would appear an impossible task. Then I am aware of that inner force, prayer, and "I am lifted up and over." I do not see the bleakness of the moment, but I see all the possibilities which God, in His love, can make available for me.

I have learned a very valuable lesson in prayer. We have often promised to pray for a person or a particular situation, and our promise is given with sincere intentions. However, when we have ended the telephone conversation or signed the card, our promise is forgotten in the many demands of our day. Applying the same method as using a person's name immediately after we have been introduced, to solidify that information in our mind, we should take a moment to pray for a need immediately after we have hung up the telephone or sealed the envelope. It would not only commence that powerful prayer force but also solidify the promise in our mind for ongoing prayer. May we determine in our hearts and minds to become such prayer warriors for those precious persons to whom we have given our pledges.

Prayer: Our gracious heavenly Father, we thank You for this powerful force we call prayer. We know Your Son, Jesus, our wonderful example, resorted to this method of communication while He walked this earth and wanted to have a conversation with You. We are privileged to bring our conversation to You, today, because of our relationship with Your Son, Christ Jesus, and our Saviour. Amen.

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