The Power of Prayer

The day was long, the burden I had borne
Seemed heavier than I could longer bear
And then it lifted—but I did not know
Some one had knelt in prayer;
Had taken me to God that very hour,
And asked the easing of the load, and He,
In infinite compassion, had stooped down
And taken it from me.
We cannot tell how often as we pray
For some bewildered one,
Hurt and distressed,
The answer comes,
But many times those hearts Find sudden peace and rest.
Someone had prayed, and Faith, a reaching hand,
Took hold of God, and brought Him down that day!
So many, many hearts have need of prayer.
Oh, let us pray!

– The Power of Prayer by St. Maximillan Kolbe
From Guideposts Christain Prayers

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James 5:13-16 AMP
13 Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God].

14 Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name.

15 And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

16 Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].

Thank You Lord Jesus that You hear and answer our prayers. Help us to remember that the continued heartfelt prayer of the righteous avails much and is dynamic in power accomplishing much more than our eyes can see. Help us always to be joyful in You as we persevere in prayer.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 AMP
16 Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);

17 Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly];

18 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].

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#ScripturePrayer Lord Jesus help us remember-The prayer of the righteous avails much-Let us persevere&pray with joy!

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