In my last post, I wrote on 3 vital to employ so our prayers can be answered. But after reflecting I realise that the blessedness of prayer may not be understood by all.
So I want to ask, have you ever wondered why you really pray, and most importantly what happens after we have prayed according to God’s will?
Below I have outlined 3 basic benefits of praying.
Benefits of praying
1. It provokes supernatural breakthrough
We gain power through praying and that power enables us to breakthrough in all areas of life. The more prayerful we are the more powerful we become. Imagine you trying to use your I phone and the battery is dead, would you be able to use it? No, you need to recharge the battery in order to use the phone. It’s the same way that we use prayers to recharge our power source. It is often said that “a prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian.” In John 11:41-43 Jesus prayed and Lazarus who was dead came forth. Lazarus was dead and he came forth through a simple prayer, the same power is available to us through prayer. Why not tap into your power source today and watch yourself breakthrough in all areas.
2. It destroys the plans of the wicked.
The bible teaches us in Ephesians 6:12 that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
That means there is a constant war, and to win against the powers of darkness we need power form on high which is available through prayers.
3. It enhances our love for God.
Through prayer we fellowship with God. It is also a communication line to Heaven. In the natural we build relationship with our friends, spouse, colleague etc. through different means of communication. Through this we get to know each other and build meaningful relationships. It’s the same way we build relationship with God through our prayers. The more we pray the more revelation of God we get in our lives. The level of your prayer can be an indicator of the measure of love for God. It’s not just when we are in need that we must approach God. He must be approached just for the fact that He is God. We talk to our friends because they are our friends and because we love them. We should therefore talk to God because He is God and He loves us more than our minds can fathom.
Why do you pray? Please share your comments below.
The blessings of God are yours forever.
Kerrian N. Adebanjo