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The Healing Power of Prayer

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Today,  I’d like to touch base on the subject of spirituality. Like I previously said, I believe that healing as a huge spiritual component. I’m a believer in Christ, and I intend to share a little bit of my Christian journey on this blog, because for me, being prosperous and healthy can’t happen without God’s help.

These are only my views expressed through my words, and I’m opened to discuss with anyone who’d like more precision or enlightenment on the subject. So without further ado, let’s dive into today’s topic: the healing power of prayer 🙂

 

Belief + Prayer = Healing?

 

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

-Matthew 21 verse 22.

Jesus pronounced these words more than 2000 years ago, but was he lying when he said them?

It almost seems like a formula, coming directly from God in the flesh. And if Jesus himself gives us a formula, then it must mean it works, right?

Or else he’s a liar.

 

So let’s take a look at this formula and dissect it so that we have a better understanding of how to apply itbible matthew w21 verse 22.

 

Dissecting Jesus’ Formula

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

So we’ve got obvious: if you ask something in prayer, you will receive.

First of all, there’s no shortcut to this: you’ve got to start by praying. Without prayer, there’s no real power. Without prayer, there’s no communication between you and God. He knows what you want, and He certainly knows what you need.

But if that’s true, why does He ask us to pray? Doesn’t He know everything already?

It’s pretty simple: imagine being the parent of a kid who went off to college. You’re far away from your child, and hold on to every little piece of communication you have with him. If you know that he needs something from you, would you be looking forward to him asking you for it? You know it’d be an occasion to talk to him, or even see him in person to have a long and anticipated conversation. Because you simply care. In fact, you’d probably even know what he needed from you, but you’d only need to hear his voice, and exchange with him.

That’s how you feed a relationship: by communicating. And it’s no different with God: He knows you’ve got a busy job; he knows you have to take care of the kids; of their homework; of the cooking and cleaning. But none of these things will get you closer to Him. So you’ve got to make it a priority to spend time with your Heavenly Father. And that’s where the prayer part comes along.

trust the lord

To decide to set time apart to spend with God is going to build up your relationship with Him. And what happens when you pray? You will know Him on a personal level. You’ll begin to feel His presence in every moment of your life. And you’ll witness all the little and mighty thing He does for you.

God answers. That’s what the verse tells us, and Jesus said those words.

Right?

So then, if the equation is so simple, then why are so many prayers left unanswered. Why so much suffering? Why so many deaths?

These are hard questions, and I do not have the pretension to be able to answer them all.

But I know there’s a part of the verse in Matthew we tend to forget.

It’s an unknown variable in the equation.

This number varies from individual to individual.

The “Belief” Variable

trust the LordAnd all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Just one word in that big sentence, yet this word is the most important one.

Without any “belief” factor (=0), the equation gives us a big fat zero.

 

There’s this human factor that makes us “unbelievers” even if we are “believers.” Let me explain myself.

We pray for something, yet don’t have the belief that God can indeed grant us those things. In other words, we don’t think our prayer matters. We believe things are just going to run off their course, just like they’re supposed to.

trust the Lord

Faith happens in the brain first. To be healed, you must first believe you are. And the same applies whether you have a hormonal imbalance, whether you’re infertile or diagnosed with a deathly disease.

As I said, I can’t speak for all cases. But I do believe in the power of faith.

 

Have you ever felt hopeless?

Or desperate, as in entirely devoid of hope.

As if there’d be nothing you could do to get out of a situation?

believe in GodThere is a God who’s waiting for you to ask Him to help you get out of the situation. He is there, patiently waiting. He’s always been there, even in your darkest days. You need to try let go of the control panel, and give it to Him. Let Him work for you, believe in Him, and you will see the wonders.

Are you willing to try?

Peace, Love, and Health,

Didi



4 thoughts on “The Healing Power of Prayer”

  • Hi Didi

    I believe that no matter what religious denomination you are the power of prayer and faith in oneself and that of the universe and all its being is what creates miracles and heals broken hearts.

    For some prayer is important and for others meditation is equally as important. I believe that they are both one of the same thing, that is, stopping to reconnect with our spirituality and discover the power of our thoughts and power of this beautiful world we live in.

    All the best to you
    Gina

  • Hi Didi, very nice post and I really like how you referred to matthew 22 vs21 as an equation. I have studied spirituality and have been building my relationship with God for some years now, however I do not subscribe to an organised religion. I do pray, and I learnt a lot from a book I read called ´The Power of Positive Thinking´ by Norman Vincent Peale. This really helped me to understand the energy required in prayer to be one of appreciation for already receiving, knowing that God knows what we want and it is his pleausure to provide.
    Like you say, it takes communication to grow a relationship and prayer is the way to build a faithful relationship with God!
    Thanks for sharing and I wish you many blessings,
    Nathan

    • Hi Nathan, 

      Thanks for your comment! “The Power of Positive Thinking” looks like an interesting read. I’ll make sure to add it to my books to read. I believe we could accomplish so much with the right mindset. Our thoughts and words are truly guiding our path. 

      God does want what’s best for us, and when we ask Him something, we should already praise him for what He’s about to do, while not knowing the definite answer. I remember this instance in the Bible where Paul and Silas were unjustly thrown into prison. The Bible tells us that at midnight, they prayed and praise God. They had faith that He would deliver them, they didn’t know when, but they praised Him regardless. Look what happened afterwards: a shakedown in the prison, and ALL prisoners were delivered! So it’s up to us to trust God, have faith in His word, and praise Him no matter what.

      Have an awesome day Nathan!

      Didi

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