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The Power of a Praying Woman

Written by  Kemi Searcy
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Prayer from a sincere heart through the name of Jesus has immense power, de- spite who does the praying: male, female, young, or old.  Yet there is something absolutely unique about the prayer of a woman. It is powerful, backed by heaven, and produces quality results each time.

If you have not been praying, begin by making a daily practice of it. It will change your life and the lives of others around you. Prayer is an act of obedience to God.



Three Reasons Why We Must Pray


1. God Demands It

In his letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul admonished him by saying, “I desire
then that in every place men should pray, lift- ing holy hands without wrath or dissension” (1Timothy 2:8).
God has set the universe to function by rules and principles. One of those rules is spelled out in Psalm 115:16, “The heavens are the Lords, but the earth has he given to the sons of man.” That means God has relinquished the rulership or the administration of this Earthen realm to humans.  Disembodied beings, like spirits (whether good or bad), have no legal ground to operate here on Earth. For God to intervene in your affairs in this jurisdiction He needs an invitation and that act of inviting is called prayer. God is the sovereign ruler of the universe. No place is prohibited to Him, but for the most part He will not move, until you ask Him to do so.


In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus tells us to ask for His Kingdom to come. Why are we to ask Him to do what already is in His power to do? It is because He adheres to His own principles and He seldom breaks them. God wants to heal us but He says,
“Ask me!” He wants to mend hurtful relation- ships but He says, “Ask me!” He wants to fix bro- ken hearts that we have been nurs- ing, but He says, “Ask me!” He says to us, “I can provide you with a better paying job if only you will ask me!”
Ask, (Jesus says) and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks re- ceives. (Matthew 7:7)
“Oh! What a needless pain we bear all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer,” says the song writer Joseph Scriven.

Women have a specific call to prayer in the Word of God. “Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them. Let them come quickly and wail over us. Teach your daughters how to wail, because death has climbed in through our window, and has removed our young men from the streets.” (From Jeremiah 9)

The majority of the time when Israel faced calamity, women were summoned to petition God on behalf of the nation.
Engraved within women’s DNA is the abil- ity and the power to petition God with the intensity that yields result.


2. God Loves Talking to You

“Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and open the door I will come in and dine with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).  God the Creator of the universe wants to dine with us. To dine with someone denotes intima- cy. It is only through prayer you can foster an intimate relationship with God. Make it a daily habit of talking to Him. Do not wait till you need something to pray about; talk to Him just because He exists.


3. There is Power in Prayer

There is a hidden power source wait- ing to be tapped through prayer. The Bible says that the prayer of faith will heal the sick and lead to forgiveness for sins.

Through prayer, I have seen many brought to Christ, delivered, healed, and restored. Through prayer, God has directed my life in such marvelous ways, they will fill an entire book.

At one prayer meeting 26 years ago God gave me a vision of who my husband was to be. Eleven months later the man God had shown me proposed to me in an- other prayer meeting, and for 25 years we have been blessed and sustained by God through the power of prayer.  I love prayer. It is my main stay. How about you?

Let’s keep praying, Sisters!

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