Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much is a much quoted phrase, but this question comes to mind, what cause the righteous man prayers to yield what is prayed for? The answer can be found in the first part of the scripture verse which states that the prayer must confess his/her own faults as well as pray from the heart with sincerity believing that God will answer.
There are other reasons for effective praying and some are: (a) praying in the authority of Jesus name. (b) Our prayers must align with the will of God as the prayer must be living in harmony with God. (c) The prayer prays constantly as praying is a method of communicating with God and the more the prayer communicates with God a harmonious relationship develops. (d) The prayer pray in honesty and in faith; believing in what is being prayed for whether it is an intercessory prayer, thanking God or petitioning God whether for self or someone else. (e) The prayer is persistence in his/her prayers. This incorporates Matthew 7:7-8, which is asking, seeking and knocking. In doing those three things will be rewarding. Lastly, we as prayer warriors are encouraged to adore God, thanks Him for His goodness, grace and mercy.
God loves to hear and talk with us; just as He answered prayers of those in the Bible days and beyond He will do the same for us today.
Pray. Pray. Pray God hears and answers.
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