Apostle Grace Lubega
James 5:16 (AMPC); Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offences, 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].
Our theme scripture reveals an infallible truth: prayer avails power. Many who claim that the enemy’s attacks against them are too strong have not understood that with prayer comes power.
Jesus Christ was a praying man. The Bible says in Luke 5:16 that He often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.
The effect of such a lifestyle became clear in Luke 5:17. The scriptures say “it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.”
As He sat with Pharisees and doctors of the law, power was present to heal them.
How did this power become available?
The secret is in the preceding verse that speaks of His lifestyle of prayer.
When you learn to pray, the power of God will always be available for you. To the Pharisees, it was available to heal but it can be available to deliver from demonic oppression; comfort the depressed; give wisdom and counsel; restore marriages and build ministries.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Luke 18:1
GOLDEN NUGGET: When you learn to pray, the power of God will always be available for you!
PRAYER: My Lord, I thank You for this truth. I know the power of prayer and embrace it as a habit. I give myself wholly to it, not merely as a responsibility but as my lifestyle, in Jesus’ name, Amen.