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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Does prayer work? (Matthew 17:20)

Many unbelievers do not believe that prayer works. Some believers think that only the prayers of their pastor work or the prayer of some special people. My brother, my sister, ask a car-owner if their car works. They will tell you “yes” if the car is indeed working, but for you to see it working, the driver will have to ignite the car with a key to start it. Haaaa! That’s the keyword: there is a key that makes prayer to work, unless you have that key, your prayers will always be like a car that can work but has not be ignited with the ignition key.

However, let me insist on the fact that prayer does not work when we are trying to force things or we are doing things that are not aligned with the will of God. The main key to a prayer that works is perseverance. Unfortunately, many believers are short-lived prayer warriors, only for the time of a crisis in their lives. Therefore, they experience more unanswered prayers than answered prayers. Why is perseverance so essential? Because it is like the fuel of your car: the fuel of perseverance will sustain your faith in God, encourage you to patiently wait on Him and learn to obey Him and remain faithful to Him, because the race to the finish line is long.

Yes, prayer works, but may be you have been igniting it without checking the level of your fuel, perseverance, a fruit of the Spirit. Jesus said: “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20). What seems impossible for you? Check the level of your fuel in regards to the situation. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.