Pray with Authority
By Marilynn Chadwick
“So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desireand achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” —Isaiah 55:11 NIV
God’s Word works. It’s that simple. However, during my atheist days, I would have told you the Bible was nothing but a dead book. After I accepted Jesus as Lord, you can imagine my surprise when I read that same “dead book,” only to discover that it was alive. Active. Powerful!
Today, let’s turbocharge our prayers. That’s what happens when you combine prayer with the reading of God’s Word. When you pray in agreement with God’s Word, you are praying with authority.
Power in prayer is not just about prayer – it’s also about faith. Faith empowers prayer. So how do we build our faith? The Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Ponder that for a minute. We feed our faith through the promises of Scripture.
But it takes spiritual muscle to take authority and stand on God’s Word when we face overwhelming problems. No wonder it’s called a fight of faith. As my prayer partner is fond of saying: “We glance at the problem, but we gaze on the promise.”
Meditate on this: “As the rain and the snowcome down from heaven,and do not return to itwithout watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desireand achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV).
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