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The Power of Prayer

“Cast all your anxieties on Him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

A lot of times we find ourselves weighed downed because, unintentionally, we try to carry  our own issues in life. As a result we find ourselves burdened, wondering why we feel the way we do. We carry that burden because when we pray, we don’t leave it in the Lord’s hand.

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:29

We must stand on the word of God daily. Many times we are challenged with different troubles in virtually all areas of life. We are confronted with challenges in our relationships, sickness, children, demands of work, financial obligations, depression, loneliness and grief. Whatever the situation may be, we have to remember there is power in prayer. God has given us the keys to the Kingdom to bind and loose.

When we pray, that is our way of communicating with God. Talking to the Lord should be a way of life. We should not just go to God when we are troubled or need something. We should give praise to God for who He is when we think of how good He has been to us.

So don’t quit. God is in control of your situation and He has the last say. The only thing He desires is that you tell Him your challenges and ask for help. There is strength that comes through the power of prayer that gives us the faith to believe, to trust and wait on the manifestation of God. No matter how difficult things may get, go to the Lord in prayer. Don’t allow the enemy to get you in a place where you forfeit your authority through prayer to call on Jesus.

We are living in times when we all need to be praying for one another. Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have and because you belong to Christ. God’s peace will stand guard over all your thoughts and feelings. His peace can do far better than our human minds. (Philippians 4:6-7)

I will share my personal testimony how the power of prayer helped me. A few years ago I thought breast cancer had invaded my body. A feeling of anger went through me at that time when the doctor said my test wasn’t good; I needed to come back in 2 weeks because they saw spots on the test. All I could do was cry to myself while wearing that mask that everything was okay, all at the same time encouraging others.

While doing that, my faith became weak–so weak that I wanted to escape until one day I heard a voice say “Be still my child.” That same day, I meditated on “Be still my child,” and my faith came back. I prayed, prayed and prayed while tears flowed from my eyes.

My God is all I can say; my faith got stronger, so did my prayer life. Glory to God I didn’t have cancer, but I was taught a lesson to be still and pray about everything. Believe God will get you through anything no matter the outcome.

Now I understand why “Be still my child” was whispered to me. In order to hear the word I had to be still and meditate in prayer. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)

Last but not least, I leave this prayer: Father in Heaven, today and every day I ask that You give not only me, but everyone reading this, patience to be still in order to meditate in prayer.

When have you needed to be still and remember the power of prayer? What did you do to help you accomplish this?

About Kim White-Donaby

My name is Kim White-Donaby a southern girl living in Nashville, Tennessee. I consider myself a lady after God's heart who wears many hats. When not working, I co-host a ladies Bible class every second Saturday, volunteer with the homeless shelter when needed, local women's shelter, as well as giving an encouraging word to uplift. When not busy with that, I serve in several different organizations. My other time is devoted to my family.

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