Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo Devotional September 13th – Be Prayed Up!

(Prayer Is What Gives Power To Your Words)

TO THE BIBLE: James 5:16 AMPC
“…The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].”

LET’S TALK
Have you ever seen a gas-powered truck that begun its journey without its ignition started? Even though the vehicle can move, one still has to start the engine before it runs properly.

This is the same principle behind the connection between your words and prayers: before you make public declarations of God’s Word, you’ve got to have a private time of prayer first! Start the engine first through prayer!

Many Christians speak forth words ever before spending quality time in prayer, and then wonder why their declarations aren’t effective. Change is achieved by our words after we have made power available through heartfelt, continued prayer. When you’ve made power available, then make proclamations of faith, the change you desire would be established.

Read the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 17-18. He had prayed drought into existence—and it didn’t rain—not a drop for three and a half years. When it was time for the drought to end, Elijah petitioned the Lord for rain.

It wasn’t just some short, casual cobbling of words in prayer; no! It was earnest, heartfelt, continued and fervent. He sent out his servant six times to see if there was a sign as he continued in prayer, expecting an answer.

The servant came back the seventh time and said, “I see a small cloud, very small, like the size of a man’s hand, rising out of the sea.” That was all Elijah needed; he knew he had prevailed! He told his servant, “…Quickly then, on your way. Tell Ahab, ‘Saddle up and get down from the mountain before the rain stops you’” (1 Kings 18:44 MSG).

Observe the sequence. Elijah made tremendous power available through heartfelt prayers, and then gave the word. Same way, after you’ve stirred up a “Holy Ghost storm” in your closet, that’s when you speak forth “rhema.”

That’s one sure way you can effectively alter the course of events to align with God’s divine plan, purpose and will in your life, family, city, nation and around the world.

Go Deeper
James 5:16-18 AMPC; 1 Kings 18:41-44

Pray:
Dear Father, I pray for the nations of the world today that your will and purpose be established everywhere. May the hearts of leaders and those in authority be yielded to do and follow what’s right. I declare that the power and influence of those who have set their hearts to do evil be cut off, and their desires thwarted, in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
ONE YEAR
2 Corinthians 12:1-21, Ecclesiastes 3-5
TWO YEAR
1 Timothy 1:8-14, Jeremiah 31

Act:
Spend some quality time praying in tongues; make power available and then declare the Word to cause the changes you desire.

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