The Power Of Prayer
Did you know that when you speak kindly to water, it creates beautiful crystals when the water molecules freeze? Or that plants too are affected by words positively or negatively. Countless experiments have been done in this vein. My own children brought home plants, rice, and other growing things and either spoke kindly, negatively, or not at all and watched the power of their words. If words can do so much – can you imagine the power of prayer?!
From old testament to new – the bible tells us to use our words to speak life into ourselves, our families, circumstances, and future. I was often my biggest critic throughout my life – I used to think that there was something noble in this – there isn’t. In fact, it seems that being your own biggest cheerleader is far more beneficial.
Working With God’s Creation
So, when we combine the positive words in our prayers to God, when we focus on the good instead of the bad, when we believe the promises of God as we pray, we are working on two planes of promise. The power of God’s creation that blossoms in benevolence and the power of prayer embodies the all-powerful nature of the creator of everything.
Let Me Leave You With A Word
To that end – look at some of God’s motivational speeches to us. Talk about positive affirmations!
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21
Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Phil 4:8
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. Matt 21:22
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matt 4:4
For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; 1 Peter 3:10