POWER OF EARNEST PRAYERStella Dhinakaran

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.     (Jeremiah 33:3)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved,

The Lord wants to grant us victory in our lives.

Many people complain about the lack of peace in their lives. But the Lord will grant us divine peace.

In the Bible, we read about a righteous man called Job. God Himself testified about him that he was blameless and upright (Job 1:1,8). Even he had to go through sufferings and losses in his life. However, he did not perish. The Lord helped him to overcome everything.

We also read about a woman called Hannah in the Bible. She was the wife of Elkanah. She had no children and hence she was very sad (I Samuel 1:2-6). Due to the agony in her heart, she prayed to the Lord with tears. The Lord had mercy on her and blessed her with a child.

The Lord asks, "I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27). He is able to remove all our shortcomings. He says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).

I have walked through the valley of tears in my life many times. But during all such times, the Lord was with me and graciously helped me to look only at Him. The Psalmist says, “I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1,2). The Lord assures, “He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him” (Psalm 91:15,16). According to the above mentioned Scripture verses, we must have the experience of calling upon God.

Both Bible reading and prayer are essential aspects of life. When we read the Scriptures sincerely and seek the Lord in prayer, He will come seeking us and bless us with His abundance.

Hannah cried out to God and received victory. Learn to pour out your heart in the presence of God (Psalm 62:8; 142:1,2; Lamentations 2:19). Never convey your problems to any human being. Kneel down and unite your heart with God in prayer. The Lord who answered the prayer of Hannah will certainly answer your prayer also.

Prayer:

Loving Lord Jesus,

You care for us so much that You came in search of us. You alone can remove my sorrow and pain. Please listen to my earnest prayer and remove my problem. Give me victory over my circumstances and enable me to lead a peaceful life.

In Your matchless name I pray.

Amen.
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