The Power of Prayer
May 4, 2009, 12:55 pm
Filed under: prayer

Someone asked me the other day, “What is the number one thing that I can do to prepare for the opening of the DLC?” I thought about it for a moment and replied, “Pray.” Prayer does two things for the effectiveness of ministry. First of all, prayer is the key that unlocks God’s infinite grace and power (see James 5:16). All that God is…and all that God has…is at our disposal when we pray. But we need to use the key. We can accomplish great things on our knees.

The second thing that prayer will do is prepare you to minister. I’m sure you remember the story of Moses, and how he went up onto the mountain for forty days. He desperately wanted to see and experience God’s glory. After spending time in the presence of God, Moses caught so much of the glory in his own face, that when he came down from the mountain, he had to wear a veil over it, because God’s glory was so bright it would have blinded the people.

In the same way, when we “go up onto the mountain of prayer,” away from the world, and spend time alone with God, we will catch the rays of His glory. It is not so much that our faces will shine (though I believe that sometimes even our faces shine), but our character will reveal the glory we have experienced in God’s presence. Each time we commune with Him, we catch something new of His glory and reflect it out to the
world (see 2 Corinthians 3:18).

Don’t miss the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7th. How awesome to join believers across our nation and around the world on this special day. We are having services at noon and 6pm. Find a church in your city and take time to participate. We are never to busy to pray. We are too busy not to pray.