Connection with heavenly powers in your prayer room
There are strong forces in prayer – far beyond what we imagine. It says that God will do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20) It is therefore important to devote yourself to prayer incessantly. Jesus gives good guidelines for prayer in Matthew 6:6: “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
Many forget their “prayer room,” so they miss out on great blessings. By prayer we come in connection with the heavenly powers.
The great effects of prayer
A power station can be used to illustrate how important it is to use the prayer room, where a great hidden service can be carried out: Electricity is often produced using water that enters turbines at the power station. There is a certain room, where a single person can turn a handle. It is a very simple operation but has great effect as the power is released into the cables. One handle opens the power to the railways so that the trains can be set in motion. By turning another handle, power is released for a whole town, so it is brightly lit.
The ministry taking place in the power station is hidden, and not many people think about it.
Our prayer room is just like such a room at the power station. According to God’s mighty laws, the power of God’s grace is triggered, directed wherever you want it. To your wife by your side, to a friend in another city, to your son who is far away. Just as the person at the power station does not fully understand what happens when he turns the handles, you are obedient to God’s laws, triggering great effects.
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Joined to the Lord in your prayer room
It is good to spend some time alone with God. The door is closed and you have contact with God. It can be at any time of day or night. You can come before the Lord’s face in prayer with your requests. It should be a simple and unpretentious prayer. Then God is in your prayer room, and the angels are there. In 1 Corinthians 6:17 it is written that if you are joined to the Lord you are one spirit with Him. You can lay your children before Him there, as well as church members, the sick and the infirm. We get more and more to pray for. Even though we feel miserable, nothing can break us when we are joined to Him. If you are active in this control room, then you are helping to refresh your fellow human beings. There is usually only one leader in a congregation, but how many prayer workers are there?
Prayer is a spiritual. Do not become blinded by the difficulties. Today’s turmoil and small problems block our view. It is so easy to get caught up in them. But turn to God and get your help from Him, just as the psalmist does in Psalm 121:1-2: “I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” The result of prayer is new strength and a new spirit, and my progress is evident to all.
This article has been translated from Norwegian, and was first published in the BCC periodical Skjulte Skatter (Hidden Treasures) in February 1995, with the title “What do you accomplish in your prayer room?”
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