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Friday, March 23, 2012

Pray for Families (The power of prayer)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

Day by day, week in and week out, month by month, year by year, we have prayed. Does all this prayer help? Those blind in faith may not see, because what is painfully visible are marriages disintegrating and families feuding. One quickly learns that God’s ways are not our ways. But those who have faith know that despite the struggles of others as well as our own, and despite the incomprehensibility of some of those struggles, there will be a resurrection. Prayer has greater power than any earthly weapon, but one must use it to bear fruit.

In a time where our government is exercising more control over our lives and those of our family, where children can have government subsidized medical procedures without our knowledge, where the definition of marriage as defined by God is being challenged, in an age where religious freedom could be a thing of the past, in a time where God is being purged from the textbooks in our public schools, we must hold tight to the most powerful weapon in our grasp and use it unceasingly: prayer. This beautiful weapon can be used anytime, anywhere, by anyone. Use, and encourage use of this heavenly sword.

When they came to the crowd a man approached, knelt down before him, and said, "Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him." Jesus said in reply, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring him here to me." Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him, and from that hour the boy was cured. Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said, "Why could we not drive it out?" He said to them, "Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:14-20

Heavenly Father, help our family to grow in faith. With that increase in faith, may our prayers move what seem to be the insurmountable mountains of our lives. May our simple prayer, “Jesus, I trust in You”, be a most pleasing and efficacious assent. Pour out Your love and mercy upon us that we may be strengthened to persevere in prayer. We humbly ask this in your most precious name. Amen.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

To increase the prayers we must increase the army. Pass it on.