Power of Prayer
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. (James 5:16)
Mary, Queen of Scotland “I fear John Knox's prayers more than an army of ten thousand men.”
While very ill, John Knox, the founder of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, called to his wife and said, "Read me that Scripture where I first cast my anchor." After he listened to the beautiful prayer of Jesus recorded in John 17, he seemed to forget his weakness.
He began to pray, interceding earnestly for his fellowmen. He prayed for the ungodly who had thus far rejected the gospel. He pleaded on behalf of people who had been recently converted. And he requested protection for the Lord's servants, many of whom were facing persecution. As Knox prayed, his spirit went Home to be with the Lord. The man of whom Queen Mary had said, "I fear his prayers more than I do the armies of my enemies," ministered through prayer until the moment of his death.
God's plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than anything else. Men are God's method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men and women. What the Church needs today is not more technology or new administrations, but men and women whom the Holy Ghost can use...and use mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men and women. He does not fall upon machinery, but administers to men. He does not anoint plans, but men and women of prayer.
Riverside COGOP, this month we have launch on a 21 day’s journey of prayer, from Jan 4 thru 24, 6pm to 7pm. We are praying for our community, families, the year 2016, and much more. Come and join us so together our prayer is stronger. AMEN!
Posted on Fri, January 8, 2016
by Marty Arias filed under