The Bible tells of three people whose faith got Jesus’ attention: the Roman officer (Matthew 8), the woman with a blood disorder (Mark 5), and the mother whose daughter was demon possessed (Matthew 15). Jesus remarked about the way they demonstrated faith, and then granted each one’s request.
Two of the three were intercessors, praying on behalf of another person. The third, the diseased woman, petitioned for herself. They all had at least two things in common: they were desperate, and they really believed Jesus could do what they were asking. In fact, they believed that only Jesus Christ could do what they were asking.
Prayer is mighty because God is Almighty, and He responds to faith. How foolish it would be, then, for a believer to live a prayerless life.
If we are to join God in His work (which is the same as saying, “If we are going to obey God”), then we must be willing to pray bold prayers and believe God for things that only He can do.
Say YES to God by making prayer your first response to every need and decision you encounter.
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
(Ephesians 3:20–21 ESV)