The Power of Prayer

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Last week we saw the importance of prayer. We said that somehow God’s providence works through the prayer of His people. Today in this article I will continue some thoughts on prayer. Numbers 23:19 tells us that “God is not man that He should lie, or a son of man that He should change His mind.” If God doesn’t change His mind, but His providence works through the prayer of His people, then God had to foreordain how His will would be accomplished. God predetermined that through prayer, He would accomplish His will. This idea is confusing, it’s bigger than our brains can fully grasp, but we must not go mute because of the mystery, we should marvel in it and pray God’s way. While the mystery of prayer can be hard to swallow, I encourage you with the necessity of it. At the very least, Christians should hang onto the necessity of prayer because Jesus exemplified it to be so. Hebrews 5:7 says “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence”. Christ knew that He would be crushed by the Father, but He still prayed. Christ believed in the necessity of prayer, so we should as well.