There is far too much frustration and resignation among Christian believers who accede to the line that ” all we can do is pray”. Yet, Luke 18:1, tells us, “Men ought always pray and not faint”. We ought not faint because prayer provokes the presence of God.
Prayer is living communion with the Father, in which we are brought into such acute closeness with God that we literally breathe in His absolute presence. Prayer is coming “boldly into the throne of grace”, having access to the interceding presence and power of God.
During our time of verbal communion with God, we are not simply ushering Him onto the sphere of concern; we are entering the presence of the Father and Jesus requisitioning and obtaining our receipt for His ability to meet every physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial need.
In time of prayer, our spirit is connecting with the Father; we become altogether one with Him. We develop into people wholly ruled and governed by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit so that we qualify as masters over demons and all their oppressive devices.
Recall, if you will, John 7:38-39, where Jesus says, He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive…”. Here, Jesus speaks of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit operating through our inner prayer life as a river roaring forth to move on behalf of the one in need.
God’s presence provoked through your prayer life can shake and influence the nations. According to 2 Corinthians 6:1, Christians have been called as co-laborers with God. Using God’s Word, in the Name of Jesus, you become God’s will and ruler in a Satan ruled world. his is the grace of God’s presence; let us receive it not in vain.
L. Jerome Jones