And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel. Joshua 10:14
Sometimes, I do not realize the power of prayer. God, the Creator of the Universe, the One Who is above all things, Who has all power and majesty and glory of the heavens and earth, allows us to speak to Him through prayer.
I was born before cell phones. Land line phones worked with telephone wires. Telephone poles were put up across America’s landscape, and are still visible today. It seems unreal that we can talk to someone without wires. We just speak into a smart phone, or a cell phone, and our voice is picked up by a high tower, and our signal is sent out to whoever we want to receive it. We can be very selective about who we want to talk with.
I find it amazing that we can communicate with God that same way. We just direct our thoughts and speech toward God, and He hears us, even our thoughts!
12 Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel. (Joshua Chapter 10)
God hears our prayers, He answers our prayers according to His will. Prayer is a much needed and useful tool for our faith.
Jesus showed us how to pray. From the time of the first man on earth, God allowed us to communicate with Him. He enjoys hearing our worship and praise, and looks forward to communicating with us. If we draw near to God, He will draw near to us.
Jesus prayed to God in the garden, before He was crucified.
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Again He prays:
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
A third time, Jesus prays:
And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Each time that Jesus prayed, He asked that God’s will would be done. Jesus was satisfied that whatever God decided for Him was the right thing that would be done.
Jesus had to drink the cup of death, filled with all our sins. He had to live through that dreaded dark day of the crucifixion. He died on the cross. At first, we might think that God didn’t answer the prayer of Jesus. But, we know the outcome already. Jesus was victorious in death. He drank the cup, and was raised from the dead! He conquered death and hell, and was raised up to sit at the right hand of God, where He is preparing a place for us.
Oh what God can do with prayer, and with circumstances that seem hopeless!!!!! Prayer is POWER, GOD”S POWER in us!!!
Let us not take for granted the Power of Prayer to God!!!
Oh God, I thank You that You allow us to speak with You through prayer. You, Who are awesome and powerful and great and holy! There is nothing that You cannot do. Help us to have faith, and to pray and communicate and draw near to You. You are not far from any of us. I pray for Your will to be done. Please give us direction, guidance, understanding, and wisdom. Direct my path, teach me Your ways, help me to follow You, trust You, and obey You. In the Precious, Victorious Name of Jesus, Amen!