As thunder clapped and lightning switched like fiery swords in the midnight sky, the rain poured in gallons. Peering through the blinds of my bedroom in my apartment, I watched the creek in my complex overflow. Immediately, my mind went to last week… The storm in Oklahoma. – CNN said that at least 24 people — including nine children — were killed when a massive tornado struck an area outside Oklahoma City on that Monday afternoon, officials said:
- – About 2,400 homes were damaged in the Oklahoma cities of Moore and Oklahoma City. Some 10,000 people were directly impacted by the tornado.
After hearing this news, I became frantic and sad. It relived me to know that my loved ones in that area were okay, but it crushed me to know that so many lost their loved ones and their homes.
All in all this summonsed me to spread the message of prayer.
The enemy has tried to take our minds off it because He knows of it’s power; this is why they’ve tried to take it out of our schools, our work facilities, and even our government. Prayer is a weapon and it defeats the tactics of the enemy. I often say that I thank God that I am living, in this land of the dying; Prayer is the solution for our dying world. God emphasizes prayer sooo much.
The bible says :
2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
It also says:
Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Prayer is powerful in itself, but there’s something about when we get on one accord and come together and pray!!! (Shaking my head) The bible says in Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” There is power in agreement! Here’s my proof; Acts 2:4 tells of the day of Pentecost, and the upper room experience; notice, it wasn’t until they all got in one accord that the Holy Ghost fell where they were sitting.
If we want change we must pray. We must come together and pray. We should pray for our schools, our children, our families, our government, and ultimately our world. In the end the answer is always in prayer.
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