Every January we focus our discussion on prayer.
My definition for prayer is – Talking to God
Why? God operates through relationship.
A good relationship:
- Values the other person
- Has good communication
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful”
Definition of “devote” – Loyalty to a person, promise, or mission
What happens when we pray?
- We move God
”And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.”
Prayer is all about relationship
- We change
Prayer allows God to Influence us
- Authority is unleashed
Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
In the Spiritual realm:
- Apparently there are levels of authority
- Apparently we can be given greater levels of authority
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me”
- Change circumstances
- Change us
- Change the devil’s ability to work