A Prayer for Power and Strength
By Meg Bucher
“Then Jesus told them, ‘I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, “May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,” and it will happen. You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.’” Matthew 21:21-22 NLT
A smile slowly took over my face as my golden doodle faithfully matched my stride. The healing was finally happening. As the audiobook in my air pods came to a conclusion, I felt confident my mind had turned the corner and my body had followed it to healing. Prayer is powerful.
God hears and answers our prayers. He is always in motion on our behalf. Oftentimes our answers to prayer come in unexpected ways. A continued conversation with our Father helps us recognize His movement in our lives. Prayer is akin to seeing from a different perspective. Sometimes answers to prayer are obvious, miraculous, and very direct. Other times, obtaining a Christ-like perspective takes spiritual, mental, and perhaps physical growing pains. No matter what way they come, answers to prayer move mountains in our lives. Today, let’s pray for God’s movement in our lives to be evident to and through us.
Your mercies are new every day. Great is Your faithfulness. You are the Truth. You are Freedom! God Your thoughts are not our thoughts and Your ways are not our ways. For this reason, we can become frustrated when our prayers seem to go unnoticed and unanswered. We don’t always understand the delay and the different ways You answer according to what we ask. Let the power of prayer come to full strength in our lives as we remember Your faithfulness. You, alone, are perfect in mercy and justice, forgiveness and compassion. Father, help us to see things from Your perspective. You always know what we need, and what we are going through. Father Your heart breaks alongside us when we are going through a painful season. Increase our trust in who You are, as we wait patiently on You -bravely and courageously.
God, we know You are good. Help us to be brave enough, not only to ask big things of You in prayer but to be brave enough to believe and trust big answers to prayer are an everyday reality! Jesus said, “You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” Father, this is our prayer today, for You to give us the faith we need to pray for anything, and for the answer to anything we are asking for today. If You are willing, please answer our mountain-sized prayers for miraculous healing, peace, restoration, forgiveness, reconciliation, contentment, hope, and joy.
Holy Spirit, we welcome You to move through our lives today through Christ Jesus. Be our Friend, Comfort, and Guide. Translate our prayers into heaven and help us to discern the Truth as it applies to our everyday circumstances. Help us to see. Give us the vision to share the direction of Your will for our lives, God. Give us the power to develop big faith, prayers, and praise to You. We can pray for anything. And if we have faith …we will receive it. Let us carry these words of hope written on our hearts as we walk through our daily lives. Remind us to pray constantly, and keep us in constant conversation with You, God. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ. Join her in the journey at Joy Overflowing. She is also the author of “Friends with Everyone, Friendship within the Love of Christ,” “Surface, Unlocking the Gift of Sensitivity,” and “Glory Up, The Everyday Pursuit of Praise,” and “Home, Finding Our Identity in Christ.” She earned a Marketing/PR degree from Ashland University, but stepped out of the business world to stay at home and raise her two daughters …which led her to pursue her passion to write. Always active in her community and local church, Meg also leads Bible study, and serves as a leader for teen girls.
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