Wednesday, September 14, 2011

God Does Nothing Except In Response To Believing Prayer

"God does nothing except in response to believing prayer." -John Wesley

With a jam-packed day ahead—classes/homework [or] job and work from this job that carries over to the home, and for some a family to take care of, bills to pay, and countless other errands to run—needless to say life can seem overwhelming.

Though we may mean well, perhaps sometimes we wake up and roll out of bed, uttering clichĂ© prayers: “Lord be with me today”—as if He’s not the all omnipotent God that He is; the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End; and that He doesn’t already have the hair on our heads counted. Maybe we do actually know that God is always there, but He may just need a reminder today.

Perhaps we also do this habitually, without accounting for the power in that prayer. Some may not subconsciously believe in their prayer but do it anyway. The Bible commands that we pray confidently, and I’d add specifically.

A better prayer may be: “Lord I know you are with me today, and this is the area I’ll need Your divine help with.”

Prayer isn’t just a time where we repent of sins, and thank Him for the good things in life, but it’s also a time where we can come to Him with our concerns. Maybe it will take a miracle. God is our Father, and He’s in the business of blessing His children.

While we go through our day doing everything we humanly can, let’s trust that God is still God. Let’s believe that He is always with us. And let’s leave all the worries and burdens of the world at the foot of the cross.



  1. Amen! The power of prayer is definitely overlooked at times, even as believers, but it takes just a moment of intentional and genuine prayer to tap into He who can move mountains and change any circumstance we are living in. Thanks for sharing! God bless!