Devotional For The Week Of 10/22/18- ICYMI: Prayer Still Changes Things

Many people think prayer is such a cliche. They often wonder “what do I need to pray for?” However, in case you missed it, prayer still changes things. Sit back, relax and let’s see the kind of change prayer brings.

As a Christian, I’m a firm believer in prayer. It’s not something I do sometimes, it’s something I do daily. I pray every day because it’s necessary for my development. During this walk as a Christian we go through trials, tests and tribulations that help us build character and become better Christians. Prayer definitely helps us get through this life full of difficulties and temptations. Why? It’s because when we pray we’re communicating with God.

When you’re going through tough times don’t you usually confide in your best friend, boyfriend or parents? Well when you’re going through a tough time spiritually you should confide in God through prayer. When Moses and the Israelites escaped from Egypt, they ran into a dilemma. Pharaoh and his entire army chased and caught up to the Israelites at the Red Sea. Exodus 14:15-16 says, “Quit praying and get the people moving! Forward, march! Use your rod—hold it out over the water, and the sea will open a path before you, and all the people of Israel shall walk through on dry ground!” During the trial Moses prayed and God made a way for them to escape.

Don’t just pray when things are tough, always pray. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.” Pray when things are good and bad, in the morning, afternoon and night. The Bible stresses prayer so much because it is the most powerful tool a Christian can have. The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results, James 5:16 says.

Prayer shifts things in the spiritual world and it manifests in the natural world. When we pray God starts to make adjustments in our lives to fulfill His will. When Moses prayed God split the Red Sea and made a path for the Israelites to walk on. It was God’s will for them to be freed from slavery, so He adjusted the Red Sea and provided them with freedom.  

I’d highly encourage you to read your Bible and you will find story after story of how prayer changes things. Also, start praying and watch how your relationship with God begins to grow and He starts to shift your circumstances.