January 10, 2014 by Chris French
You have an enormous amount of power. Just as the key piece of evidence in a trial your prayers have great weight. Nobody is convinced that the guy did what the lawyer says he did until he shows them that key piece of evidence that absolutely proves the man is guilty. Without that evidence the case doesn’t have very much weight.
You’re not trying to convince God of anything when you pray, He already knows what you’re feeling and how important whatever you’re praying for is to you, but that prayer has an enormous amount of power with God. Listen to what James 5.16 says,
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
“Great power” literally means “to have force” and this isn’t the only time it’s used in Scripture. Paul uses it in Galatians 6.15 and 5.6 when he’s talking about the uselessness of circumcision to Christians. He says it doesn’t have any force, there’s no power there anymore. It doesn’t mean anything anymore, it’s value is gone. There’s power in your prayers and a lot of it! If your heart is broken for something use this power He’s given you. Make sure you’ve got all the prayer roadblocks out of the way, but then take all your concerns to His throne and remember your prayers are powerful!