Prayer Changes Things

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“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” (James 5:16).

What prayer is not:

  • it is not begging or bugging God
  • it is not moving God to your point of view
  • it is not limited to time or place
  • it is not telling God what to do
  • it is not a repetition of religious words
  • it is not a last resort
  • it is not a guarantee of getting what you want

What prayer does:

  • it lines you up with God’s will
  • it draws you near to God’s heart
  • it opens your understanding to God’s thoughts
  • it makes you a better instrument in God’s hands

Therefore, “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

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Andy Richardson

pastor, business owner, contractor, sports fan, and freelance writer