“Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.” – St. Augustine.”

James 5:17-18 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

Acts 16:25-26 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.

Matthew 8:2-3 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.

Ephesians 3:16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.

Prayer is freeing. Prayer is healing. Prayer is a sign of faith. PRAYER IS POWERFUL. In times of struggle and times of happiness, it is extraordinarily freeing, healing, and powerful to reach out to God in prayer. Prayer can heal, save, and set free. Whatever you decide to pray for, make sure to do it faithfully and often! Today you can find peace, freedom, healing, and power in prayer!

In closing, I would like to leave you with My Prayer, a prayer I wrote:

Father, help me to get through this day, for this, I pray!  Help me to do what’s right and not live only by sight.  Father, show me the path you would have me walk and help me to remember you are my foundation- more solid than a rock!  Please forgive me when I do wrong and help me to stay strong.  Help me to show respect and never neglect.  Help me to forgive those who wrong me and show them the Christian way to be!  Help me to show them why we are here and that you are the only GOD to fear.  Father, help me to always make the right decision and to wisdom always listen.  Give me the guidance I seek and help me from becoming weak!  Help me to remember you’re the reason I’m alive, and for goodness, I should strive.  Now, Father, I would like to thank you for all that you do!  Thank you for this day and allowing me to live this way, thank you for my wonderful family, without them I don’t know where I would be.  Thank you for giving me opportunity even though I sometimes live stupidly.  I want to thank you, especially for sending Jesus to the cross, I know because of that my sins are lost!  Now Father, please be with me until we talk again…  Amen.

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