In Prayer and the Coming Revival by Andrew Murray, he wrote “Prayer is the one power on earth that commands the power of heaven. (paraphrased). The one power that bring heavenly power to earth. The one power which combines the natural and supernatural. It gives light and peace, joy, and all the benefits of heaven. James 1:17 states, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” [NKJV]
To receive the glorious benefits of heaven, to transform the world around us prayer is needed. Take note my dear brothers and sisters we need to pray more. Prayers like that of Hannah, whose barren womb was opened up to receive the good gift of a son. We need to pray like Nehemiah, who when he heard of the conditions in Jerusalem prayed and receive wisdom to begin restoring the walls. We need to pray like David, whose prayers filled the pages of our Bible with words of repentance, despair, hope, compassion, love and appeal for others. These prayers and others changed the lives of the one who prayed, as well as recipients. We are told to pray without ceasing…to make our petitions known to God. To pray is to invite heaven to reside on earth – the corrupt to know the incorruptible. Through it [prayer] our feeble hands touch the hem of His garment and receive power. Amazing Prayer transforms our minds, and prepares our spirits to become better instruments for His use. At our church we have a motto: Prayer, Praise, and Participation = Power. Focus on your prayer time, and strive to really pray, so more of those good and perfect gifts can be realized in your life.