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Pray Together for Power

(My grandmother, Anna Daisy Siemens, wrote poetry and prose. This devotion was written and published for Devotions for the Deaf in 1994)James 5:16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.David writes, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.(Psalm 34:15). God does hear the prayers of his children. He heard Israel when they banded together for prayer in spite of their many sins. God repeatedly proved his love to them through answered prayers. The Bible provides may examples of how God hears our prayers.The Pharisees threatened Peter and John with arrest and they they released them, they met with the church for prayer. The building shook with Spirit-Power after their prayers. No wonder they were bold to speak God’s Word.If we pray together, our building may not shake, but we can discover the moving experience of prayer fellowship. It’s like window-peeking into each others soul as we grow in spirit. Prayer changes things!Prayer: Lord, help me to remember to pray with others. Make my requests be filled with prayer. Help me to turn to you on every occasion.

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