Just receiving news that his land was being invaded, King Jehoshaphat immediately turned to the Lord in prayer.
He asked the Lord for His help. “In Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?” (2 Chronicles 20:6b).
God responded by answering Jehoshaphat’s prayer. He said that the battle was not Jehoshaphat’s but His. (2 Chronicles 20:15)
There is power in our prayers.
Through prayer we are able to speak to God our Father. We can talk to Him whenever we need. We can ask anything of Him and He will hear us.
Prayer is something that is extremely important in our spiritual lives.
It is a way that we can grow closer to our Heavenly Father. It is a way to be more intimate with Him.
Throughout the Bible there are many verses that explain the importance of prayer. But there are also stories of great prayer warriors spread throughout God’s Word.
We may think of people like Hannah, who asked the Lord for what she wanted. She had faith in her God that He would provide what she seeked in His timing.
But then there are those like King Jehoshaphat, who asked the Lord for help in a time of need. When he needed guidance, Jehoshaphat went to the Lord in prayer.
And then there are those who pray because they want a deeper relationship with God. Daniel went to his room three times a day to pray. He talked with God to grow a stronger relationship with Him.
Prayer is something that doesn’t have to be practiced.
You can pray however feels natural to you. However you feel the closest to the Lord. Whether you use a prayer journal, have a prayer room, or pray in the shower, just pray!
You will grow deeper in your spiritual walk. And you will have a great relationship with God.
Prayer is a powerful thing.
You will have the power to move mountains if you have a deep relationship with the Lord.
In His amazing love,
• What is a way that prayer has affected a part of your life?
• Have you seen your prayers answered in awesome ways?