Welcome to my new ongoing Monday series, Prayer from A to Z, where you’ll receive coaching and encouragement to make your prayer life soar.
One of the most essential components to a powerful and effective prayer life is our willingness to believe. Not some utopian, fairy-tale type of belief that mocks reality, but a rock solid, deeply personal, I know the character of Almighty God and nothing is impossible for Him—including dealing with my current reality belief.
We must believe that our prayers matter and can make a permanent and eternal difference in our lives and the lives of others, and we must believe that God not only always hears our prayers, but that He is omnipotent and able to accomplish the seemingly impossible.
Once these issues are settled in our minds and hearts, our prayers hold the capacity to literally move heaven and earth.
When we believe, we please God (See Hebrews 11:6).
When we refuse to cease praying because we believe that God has spoken and will move, our prayers will accomplish greater things than Jesus accomplished (See John 14:12).
When we believe, rivers of living water will flow out of our innermost being. (See John 7:38).
This week, regardless of the circumstances swirling around you, believe. Believe that God is listening. Believe that He hears you. Believe that He is greater.
Today, sweet sisters, I invite you to pray bold, daring prayers. And believe.
For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will get it. (Mark 11:24)
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. (John 14:12)