Two Secrets of Powerful Prayer
Terry J. Hallock
February 10, 2002
Prayer is the most powerful weapon any person can yield. Its power is greater than any of man's finances, intelligence, education, politics, or social standing. Nothing fashioned by man in the natural can match the power of prayer that works in the supernatural. Jesus said, "If you believe, you will receive what you ask for in prayer" (Matthew 11:22). The letter of James proclaims, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective" (James 5:16). Prayer is the pipeline through which all the riches of God can flow into the heart of man and its power is available to all that have come to His Son Jesus without regard.
Why then do our lives often not reflect the results that Jesus and The Word say prayer can deliver? If prayer can bring us the unconditional love of God why are we sometimes so empty of love? If prayer can put us within the indescribable peace of God why are we so often afraid? If prayer can bring whatever we ask for why are our minds filled with anxiety and our spirits torn by turmoil? If the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective why do we so often act like we don't believe it and live like we can't receive it? It is because we may have never understood what makes prayer work and thus we've never known how to unleash its supernatural power. An automobile can transport us almost anywhere but if we don't know how to make it work we'll never be able to avail ourselves of its power. It is no different with prayer. To make prayer work we've got to know how to pray. That is what I want to show you. I am about to give you the keys to turning your prayer life from dull to dynamic, from impotent to potent. That is why the Spirit gave us Romans 8:18-31 for our text. That passage holds the two most important secrets to powerful prayer. IF YOU'RE IN CHRIST YOU'RE ALREADY ALL RIGHT & THE SPIRIT'S GOT YOU COVERED! Let me say it once more. If you're in ...
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