The Power of Prayer

Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. – 1 Corinthians 2:5

Have you ever wondered why prayer has been removed from our schools? I saw first-hand the power and difference prayer made in the school environment as I grew up with prayer and devotions first thing in the morning. Prayer played a critical role in the beginning of our school day in the Islands and here in the U.S.

However, today our children spend most of their day as students and “learners” in this educated society without even a mention of prayer.

Government and politicians would have us believe it is because of the importance of “Separation of Church and State” but we know in our hearts of hearts it is because the enemy has an agenda to seek and destroy.

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

From the Newton tragedy, to the most recent shooting in a middle school near me, I’ve realized the rampant plan of the enemy to devour our children through violence and turning their sights to attack one another.

If you have ever watched the Batman movies, let’s consider Ra’s al Ghul’s plan to destroy the city of Gotham in the Batman Begins. His plan is to have the people turn on each other and destroy the beloved city and its people. Does this bear any resemblance to the way that Satan works? I think so.

This is why I commend the youth and children I work with and come in contact with daily who desire to initiate prayer groups in their schools if they do not already have one.

As they do so, it is my duty and ours as Christians and praying women to encourage and rally behind those who have a heart to do great things for our almighty through a simple yet powerful act of prayer.

Our agenda’s should be God’s agenda. No matter the “push-back” and obstacles we face while at home, on our jobs, at school or out and about doing grocery shopping, it should always be our utmost priority to pray and encourage others to bring their burdens to the Lord in prayer.

Let’s not be afraid to stop right there and ask, “Would you like me to pray for you, with you or about something?”

At every opportunity let us live a life of prayer, whether it is through humming a song, talking with God, using our hands, anything to glorify our maker

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

I have witnessed the tremendous power of prayer. Anything can and will be accomplished through prayer.

Just this past weekend I saw how the Lord intervened and showed forth His great power. He heard our cry for support and for the right souls to come and be impacted as we worshipped, fed, ministered and invested in the lives of our children & youth.

If you pastor a church or lead a non-profit group that thrives and impacts through its services and programming, then you understand the importance of trusting in the Lord to supply every need, when what you have is simply not enough.

He uplifted everyone involved and created such a sense of community in our Serve Our Cities initiative when it could not be done by our own might. We had to depend on Him and through prayer the battle was won. That’s the type of God we serve,

“And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Every moment and month we seek the Lord in prayer, He responds in a miraculous way, showing us He hears our cry.

We should all desire is to become one of the many villages God uses to raise up a child anointedly to serve an anointed purpose in the community. As we serve each other and reach families in need we must pray first.

Let Him show up in your life today if you have not yet taken the time to pray and to pray consistently.

Whatever need or desire you have, bring it to the Lord in prayer.

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