Now that you are equipped as a mighty prayer warrior, be careful not to miss the simple stuff. I cannot count the books I have read about organization and taking control of my schedule. How did they work? Not well because I failed to take time to discipline myself and put them into practice. The same is true for prayer.
This study did not reveal some hidden truth about prayer. It only organized the Bible’s teachings and continually reminded you of them.
To study prayer is useless unless you use it. Think about that. The time you invested in Incense Rising was useless unless you live what you learned. That is what you must do. Live what you learned.
The next simple step is to pray for people. Go beyond praying for them. Pray with them. Tell them you will continue to approach the throne of grace on their behalf. Remember, we have that enemy lurking around waiting to cast a slippery slope under our feet and simply cause us to forget. Praying with someone gives you a mental note, plus you will encourage the person whose faith may be waining.
Another simple step is sharing what you have learned. Share with friends. Share with family. You have a wealth of wisdom. Share a few nuggets that work well for you.
Finally, let’s do it again! Repeat this study next year. You will find it refreshing. You will discover what works for you: a review every six months, annually, or bi-annually.
How do I close a study about prayer? What would be the best final word on such a wide topic?
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph. 3:20-21 NKJV
The impossible becomes possible in prayer. Our heavenly Daddy is able to do all things. His plans and abilities exceed anything we could ever ask. Anything we could ever think. We can depend on God to give us an abundance of blessing.
Maybe you are in a place right now where you don’t feel blessed. Friend, look at the good things of God. When He brings you out of this storm, look back at what He has done. Is it not exceedingly abundantly above anything you ever asked or thought?
Where is the power? Look at the verse. It abides within us, and prayer unleashes it. Doesn’t that make prayer exciting and full of energy?
As always, it is all for the glory of God. Your healing? For God’s glory. Your financial breakthrough? For God’s glory. Your burdens lifted? For God’s glory. Your prayers? For God’s glory. Your life? For God’s glory.
Pray, praise, worship, give thanks, and boldly, fervently, ask in faith, seeking His will. For His glory!
Before you do one more thing, pray! That’s right, pray now.
Father, we are in awe that You desire to talk with us. Thank You for countless blessings. Thank You for the privilege to be Your child and to come to You in prayer. For Your glory, forever, amen.