The Power of Prayer

When we are praying for something, we desperately want the prayer to be answered.  Some of our prayers are answered immediately, but others take time.  God wants us to remember all the times that He has heard and answered our prayers.  This is a helpful activity for all of us, especially when our prayers take a long time to be answered.  

When we reflect on all the prayers that God has already answered for us, it will build our faith and make us realize just how much God has been listening to us and how often He has answered our prayers.  It is kind of like counting our blessings, but instead we are counting our answered prayers.  Doing this will sustain us during the difficult times and serve as a constant reminder of the power of God.  I would like all of us to start counting our answered prayers.  We should all get a notebook and start keeping a list of the prayers that have been answered during our lives.  I believe that this simple activity will change all of our lives.  It will cause us to reflect on the wonderful things that God has already done for us, and it will serve as a testament to the generations that follow.

It will help us to be more thankful for all the miracles that God has performed in our lives.  Many times, we spend a lot of time praying for something and when the prayer is answered we say, “Thank you” and move on.  I think sometimes we take God answering our prayers for granted.  I believe that God wants us to stop and reflect on how wonderful it is to have a prayer answered.  I believe that He wants us to give Him the credit for answering our prayers, and I believe He wants us to share His power with other people.  When we share what God has done for us with others, it builds our faith and it will build the faith of the people we share it with.  

If you are like me, you remember things more when you write them down.  This answered prayer journal will help us remember all the prayers that God has answered.  I believe we will find ourselves revisiting the prayers of the past and reflecting on how awesome God really is.  

So, let’s all start today.  All you need is a notebook and a pen.  All you have to do is start thinking about all the prayers that God has answered for you and write them down one by one.  It will do us so much good that I believe it will be something that we do everyday.  I believe that it will change our lives and like anything that is good for us, we will want to encourage others to do the same thing.  During our lives, we will be able to fill notebook after notebook with all the prayers that God has answered for us. God wants us to be a witness to the world, and keeping an answered prayer journal is just one of the many ways that we can do that.  I plan on starting my journal today, and I hope you will do the same.  God has and will continue to answer your prayers.  Never forget that, and never let your faith waver.  God is in the prayer answering business, so keep praying and keep believing that He will answer your prayers and once He does, do not forget to share the good news with the world.  It will change your life, and it bring you peace and PEACE MATTERS!