21 Days of Prayer – Day 2
Matthew 6:7-8 says:7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
True prayer is measured by weight—not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length. —Charles H. Spurgeon
Prayer is not just for the professionals. Prayer is not a spiritual office or even a spiritual gift. [Unless we’re talking about a spiritual prayer language] It’s not limited to certain kinds of people, although some might be more bent that way than others. There is no online degree out there that officially makes you able to pray. The point is that we all can have a powerful prayer life!
James 5:16 says: Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
I think we all want to be the kind of person whose prayers have great power. The problem is that we don’t feel like we are good enough at it to make it happen. Notice that the scripture says a “righteous person”. The question is, who is righteous? The answer is that by faith, we are righteous in Jesus Christ. That’s right, you and me! He has given us His righteousness. That means that anyone who is “righteous” can have prayers that have great power!
Prayer is not just for the professionals. Start wherever you are at and see where God takes you! Because of Jesus we have been made righteous and can pray this kind of effective prayer! Let’s stir ourselves up a little today and be encouraged to step out in prayer!
– Pastor Shawn