Effective Prayer

James 5:16b

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”. James 5:16b. NIV. We also need to pray and study His Word when things are great as well as when we have troubles in our lives. Prayer can change us and grow us. In Dr. David Jeremiah’s book, He states, “But we’re stubborn creatures who struggle to learn. And we learn the least when the sun is shining and the winds are crisp and life is good. Peace and prosperity have never provided effective classrooms. Crisis and catastrophe, on the other hand, offer master’s degrees”. (2)

“Lord, help me today to refocus my life. Help me to continue to intentionally make adjustments in my time spent worshipping you, reading your Word and praying. As we are now in our retirement years, help us to know you are not done with us yet. Help us take our prayers to the next level to draw closer to you, love you more

  • David Jeremiah, “Shelter in God – Your Refuge in Tine of Trouble” Copyright 2020. Published by W. Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. Page 100.

and guide those into our path who we can influence for you. Also, help us recognize and respond to those person or persons. Help us to be guided by your Holy Spirit as we keep seeking your presence in our lives. Thank you for your blessings and your goodness. Forgive me and help me to grow in easy times and hard times. In your precious name. Amen.”

Pray this prayer twice today?

Can you write one of your own?

Published by groundedandgrowingweekly

About the Author Dale Hansen is retired and enjoys inspiring others through his books. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups which he has done for over 35 years. During his marriage of over 40 years, there have been numerous God workings through their lives. These include infertility, adoption, cancer, kidney stones and Parkinson’s. He has two awesome married daughters, 2 great sons-in-law and four wonderful grandsons. He lives in Plainfield, IL

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