James 5:26b says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”.
This simply means that when we pray as God wants us to, then our prayers affect the way things happen and the way God does things. God who knows all things and what will happen before it happens still desires us to pray so that He can hear and answer all our requests. All of us have
things we should pray about. Prayer can do anything that God can do for it is powerful. Probably the greatest power we have is prayer, so let’s use it!!
Solomon prayed for wisdom and became the wisest man to live or at least one of the wisest. Elijah prayed and fire fell from heaven at Mt. Carmel. Elijah prayed that it would not rain for 3 years and it didn’t. Daniel prayed and God delivered him from a den of lions. The church prayed in Acts 12 that Peter would be delivered from jail and while the group was praying, Peter was delivered and came to the door of the house where they were assembled. Cornelius prayed that he might hear the Word and be saved, and God sent Peter to preach and tell him how to be saved. On and on you could go. The power of prayer!! George Muller who operated a children’s home prayed and got several hundred thousand dollars over the years to supply the home.
Have you ever prayed for something and received it? If you are saved, you prayed that Christ might come into your heart and save you, AND HE DID!! But don’t forget the small things God gives to you in answer to prayer.