Happy Friday! I pray you all have a safe and blessed Memorial Day weekend!
TFTD: Power of Prayer
Matthew 21:22 (NKJV)
22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Last night, my four year-old son hurt his foot at his grandma’s house. This morning he said, “Mommy, my foot still hurts and it’s really big.” I said, “I will say a prayer for your foot.” Now typically my husband and I pray every morning and there are times when our son will join us; however, this morning I was running a little late and we couldn’t do our group prayer, but my son remembered that I said I would pray for him. So there is this walkie-talkie app called Voxer that my husband and I use to communicate quick voice messages with one another.
Shortly after my husband and son departed the house my vox chirped. My first response was, “Lord, why is he voxing me when I am running late for work?” God slowed me down long enough to check the Vox and whose voice would I hear? It wasn’t my husband it was my son.
A little voice declared, “Mommy, you forgot to pray for my foot. Dear God, we hope my feet feel better really fast and don’t let it be big make it small.” Then I heard, “Oh, mommy, next time you have to say a prayer to me when something else hurts.”
WOW!!! What a Vox. So I Voxed him back and I declared and decreed healing over my son’s foot and prayed that God would cover Him. My Vox chirped and I heard, “Amen, thank you mommy.” I chirped back and said “You are welcome and I love you.” He replied, “I love you too.”
God showed me several things in this encounter with a 4 year-old:
- You have to share your issues with others. Don’t just share what you are going through with anybody, but share them with someone who God sends you too and who sits under His power and authority. My son came to me and told me what was wrong.
- Wait for a response. My son waited to hear my response and I told him I was going to pray for him. Don’t become so anxious that you tell people what is wrong, but you don’t wait to hear what comes next.
- Believe in the promises of God. My son, at four years-old believes in the power of prayer and he believed that when I prayed for him, he would be okay. Don’t ask God for something if you don’t believe in Him. Matthew 21:22 says, whatever you ask in prayer, BELIEVING… you have to believe before you receive.
- Pray over yourself. My son, knowing that there is power in prayer didn’t wait for me to hold up my end of the promise, he stood on his belief system and promises from God and began praying over himself. It’s great to have others pray for you; however, you have to tap into the power and authority God has given you and pray over yourself. The same God who lives in me lives in you. Tap into the power and pray.
- Remind people of their response and your expectation of them. My son didn’t just pray for himself, he reminded me of my promise to him and shared his expectation of me. He said, “Mommy, one more thing, NEXT TIME YOU have to PRAY over me when something is hurt!” When two or three are gathered together in Jesus name, He is in the midst. My son knew there was power not only in his mommy’s tongue, but that when we link up together there is a Wonder working power coming together.
I’m a living witness that whatever you ask in prayer, believing you shall receive. You have to know that God is a promise keeping God. You have to link up with the right people and even when you connect with the right people, be sure to trust in God for yourself. Touch your mind, your body, your children, your situation and begin praying over it for yourself. There is power in prayer. Have you prayed lately?
Have a blessed day in Jesus name!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.