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May 31, 2023

The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. James 5:16 (AMPC)

Is there someone you know who is burning out mentally or emotionally? Maybe it’s a cousin who is struggling financially and searching desperately for a job, a friend walking out a prolonged illness or a co-worker going through a bitter divorce. You can see mental or emotional exhaustion taking its toll on them. As a believer, what is one way to help? You can lift them up in prayer.  

When I pray for people, I know that I can’t come against their free will. I’m aware that I can’t make them give their lives to Christ or get them to stop sinning. I’m mindful of the fact that I can’t get them healing if their own beliefs stand against it.

Sometimes we can forget these things. However, at the same time, today’s verse says our prayers make tremendous power available to others that is dynamic in its working.

When weariness is pushing against someone and you pray for them, things can change. The power of God begins to flow around them as they start to sense His strength, His peace and His victory. God’s presence can fill them with a renewed sense of hope, which gives them the ability to carry on. Your prayers can unleash incredible power that moves circumstances and hearts.

I’ve heard it said that if we knew the differences that our prayers make, we would never stop. You might be the only person in the entire world praying protection, strength, or mental and physical health over a particular family or person. Your prayers open the doors to immense power and make all the difference!

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