Associate Pastor Paul and Susie Smith
The Power of Prayer
The Power of Prayer should not be underestimated. James 5:16-18 declares "--- The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective, Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, And it did not rain for three and a half years, Again he prayed and the heavens gave rain. God most definitely answers Prayer and moves in response to prayer.
Jesus taught "--- I tell you the truth if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, You can say to this mountain be thou removed, and it shall be removed. Nothing will be impossible for you. We all have mountains in our life, But if we use the faith God gave us we can speak to those mountains and they shall be removed, Whether it be sickness or finances, addictions, Etc. If we speak to them God will do the rest.
God's help through the Power of Prayer is available for all kinds of requests and issues. Philipians 4:6-7 tells us Be careful for nothing But in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus.
The word of God is full of accounts describing the Power of Prayer in various situations. It overcomes enemies Psalm 6 :9-10 Oh let the wickedness of of the wicked come to an end. My defence is of God , which saveth the upright in heart .Brings healing, James 5:14-15 Is any sick among you, Let him call for the Elders of the Church and let them pray over them, Annointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up, And if he hath committed any sins it shall be forgiven him.