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‘ Prayer Changes Things’ (Rev. 8) by @_modiste #LAFruits Devotional

Reading: Psalm 129, Revelation 8

@thelafamily July 14


Prayer Changes Things

Text: “And the smoke of the incense (the perfume) arose in the presence of God, with the prayers of the people of God (the saints), from the hand of the angel.” Revelation 8:4 (AMP)


Last year I had serious car issues. I got introduced to mechanic after mechanic but the situation worsened instead of improving. I was frustrated and then one morning during my quiet time I included a new prayer point, “a competent, honest and affordable mechanic.” Incredible request, I know. I didn’t care how God would do it; I just prayed it on the mornings when I remembered.

Three months ago, as I was leaving church, my car refused to start. A church member, who had come to assist, recommended another church member who was a mechanic, and my prayer was literally answered. And yes, he was competent, honest and affordable. It’s amazing how things can change when we pray. God welcomes our prayers. Not just prayers of petition, but also of thanksgiving and intercession, among others.

When we pray, it goes up to the heavens before God, the way smoke would rise from a pot on fire. The answer may not be immediate, or in the way we expect it, but it will surely be replied as long as we ask according to God’s will.
My mechanic prayer was answered many months after I had prayed, and at a point I forgot to pray about it because I had more pressing matters to pray to God.

Jesus assures us that we will receive whatever we ask the Father in His name.

LEARN and APPLY: Make time today to enter your quiet space and pray concerning that issue that has been bothering you. Confess your sins and pray with faith that as your prayer rises before God you will receive an answer.

Pray: Dear Father, we come boldly before the throne of grace. We thank you because you hear us when we pray and we receive answers to our prayers, in Jesus name, amen.

Written by Adaobi Nwosu (@_modiste) of @thelafamily