The Power of Prayer

We need to learn how to pray. I’m not talking about processes and protocols, but about praying with the power to change the things we’re praying for. Your prayers can move the heart of God and change the outcomes around you, if you would only just believe.

The most powerful weapon to a servant of the Lord is prayer. “Through You we will push back our adversaries; through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us” (Psalm 44:5 NASB).

The power of prayer does not depend on our strength but on our weakness as we bring something and give it to the Lord. We cannot hold onto it and say we have trusted God, for the tighter our grip, the less we are giving God to work with.

The most powerful prayer comes from a weakness in self and faith in God, who can do anything. Jesus told the apostle Paul, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is brought to perfection in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9 CJB).

The power of prayer is never in the process but in the passion with which we reach out to our Father. We don’t need to follow a plan but simply trust in the Lord that He loves us. You can come to your Father just as yourself because that is exactly how He made you.

Prayer is a place that puts you nearest to God. “The Lord is close to everyone who prays to him, to all who truly pray to him” (Psalm 145:18 ICB).

The power of prayer is not dependent on our intellect but our willingness to believe in God and all that He can do for us. Our clever minds accomplish nothing, but our surrendered hearts ring the bells that hang in heaven. It’s not how smart you are but how much you can believe.

It’s not your strength to stand but your willingness to kneel that God is looking for. “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:22 NASB).

The power of prayer is dependent upon the height of our faith. If we have faith that God can answer our prayer, we will pray with a faith that doesn’t doubt that He can. Doubt is the diluter of faith and the poison that can render our prayers powerless. Just believe.

Faith is the power of prayer. “If you have faith when you pray, you will be given whatever you ask for” (Matthew 21:22 CEV).

The power of prayer is determined by the degree we are praying beyond what is possible. If we only pray for the possible, we are only asking to the limit of what man can do. Pray beyond man, and your prayers have no choice but to reach into heaven.

Impossible situations demand our God through whom everything is possible. Jesus taught us, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27 NKJV).

The power of prayer depends on the humility of our praying. If we pray with pride, we are standing on the principles of hell. Humbly consider the motives for your prayer requests and then humbly ask your Father for only those motives that are founded on the principles of heaven.

In the kingdom, your stature is determined by how low you will kneel. “Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant]” (James 4:10 AMPC).

The power of prayer depends upon the trust in our hearts towards God, whose answers are perfect. But never think you must give God a way out by adding the words “if it’s in Your will” when what you’re really doing is doubting that He will answer. Pray for the moon, and let God decide what He gives you.

If you want to believe more, then you have to doubt less. “Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, ‘What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?’” (Matthew 14:31 TPT).

The power of prayer is in the Father who has adopted you. Your Father longs that you would trust Him with your every request, and you would believe in Him that He can do anything. You’re His child, and He is your Father, so just pray knowing how much He loves you.

Stop praying like an orphan, but as a child of God. “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ” (Galatians 4:6-7 NKJV).

The power of prayer is never found in the answer but in the request. When you believe that God can do the impossible and you trust Him with whatever He decides to do, the power of that prayer will rise up to the throne room of heaven and make sweet the air that is found there.

Have a prayer life such that your voice is recognized in the throne room of heaven. “Let my prayer be accepted as sweet-smelling incense in your presence. Let the lifting up of my hands in prayer be accepted as an evening sacrifice” (Psalm 141:2 NOG).

Blessing to you,

Paul Balius

4 thoughts on “The Power of Prayer

  1. Thank you so much for this teaching, It was an awesome revelation to me. Eventhough we know all this and these scriptures, it requires a deep revelation like yours.
    I am so blessed by it! I will share it with others. May our loving Lord keep blessing you and using you to bless others
    Marcela Alonso

    1. Hello Marcela, thank you so much for your generous words! Your encouragement means the world to me and I thank you for your kindness. I am so lifted by all that prayer can do, even when my prayers are not answered the way I would hope they could be. But the joy in prayer is the knowledge of Him and knowing he can do anything. Blessings to you!

  2. Thank you Paul for reaching out to us each week! I get so excited when I open my email and see that you have sent a post. Your words are treasured. They are filled with the spirit of truth and the Love of God!!
    I am grateful for your Sunday posts!! Any new books in the future?? Blessings to you Paul.

    1. Hello Rita! Thank you for your wonderful and blessed words of encouragement! It is such an honor for me to serve Him in however He would ask me. I am just wrapping up my next book and so excited for its release probably around November! It is about believing for more, having a faith that can move mountains! Thank you for asking about that. Paul

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