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Power: Experiencing The Power of Prayer-1Kings 18:16-46 & James 5:16-18

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5 Words that describe powerful praying.

The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t— not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again. James 5:16-18 (MSG)

1. Preparation

The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.

James 5:16(MSG)

2. Power        

The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with. James 5:16(MSG)

Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire–he is God.”  Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”

1 Kings 18:24 (NIV)

 3. Potential                 

Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t— not a drop for three and a half years. James 5:17 (MSG)

LORD’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. 1 Kings 18:22 (NIV)

4. Persistence

Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t— not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again. James 5:17-18 (MSG)

But Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees. “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said.  Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.” The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.'”

1 Kings 18:42-44 (NIV)

5. Passion

Elijah, for instance, human just like us, prayed hard that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t— not a drop for three and a half years. Then he prayed that it would rain, and it did. The showers came and everything started growing again. James 5:17-18 (MSG)