“Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. “ -(Jeremiah 33:3)-
Have you ever had an important person give you their unlisted phone number and say, “Call me”? That’s a great privilege. God did just that with Jeremiah. And in this verse He offers up His private number saying, “Call Me.” There’s not one of us who believes in Christ as Savior that cannot contact heaven. Never say in a situation, “There’s nothing I can do.” You can pray. It’s our greatest source of untapped power! In fact nothing else can be accomplished for the Kingdom of God until it is first and foremost preceded with prayer. But in this God takes the initiative: “Call unto Me.” Jesus said, “Men ought always to pray (Lu 18:1).” Paul said, “Pray without ceasing ( 1 Th 5:17).” God says to Jeremiah, “Call Me!” Every failure in our spiritual lives has its start a prayer failure. There’s no sin faced that with proper prayer would not have been avoided. There is not a need that with prayer cannot be met. Note this well: your spiritual life will never rise above your prayer life.
The most powerful of all spiritual weapons at the disposal of the “Christian” is the weaponry surrounding prayer, yet for many it is the least known and the least utilized. The number one priority for the church toward new converts should be to teach them the power, purpose and privilege of prayer with this accomplished. The church must put them to praying by getting them involved it small groups, prayer meetings and intercessory prayer chains. All of the knowledge of prayer without its execution is fruitless to the believer. The church must learn to pray—and then pray. Several steps that can aid in prayer:
$11. Prayer must be Intentional: prayer will not happen by accident
- Make prayer a habit. Make it a part of your everyday life like a meal of the day
- Be specific: set a time and a place put it in your calendar or on a to-do list every day.
- Make that time and place the best possible for you. Not when distracted or exhausted.
- Pray in conjunction with bible study.
- Learn to pray about things all through the day. “Pray without ceasing.”
- Stay focused. Don’t allow, family, friends phones, doorbells to interfere
- Remember the elements of prayers ACTS
- Adoration- praise of God
- Confession- recognition and confession of sins
- Thanksgiving- always give thanks
- Supplications- prayers for others
Prayer is like a guided missile. It can be fired from any spot. It travels undetected at the speed of thought. It hits the target every time. And if you don’t see the answer right away, remember it can have delayed detonation. Most importantly Satan has no defense against your prayers. There is no anti-prayer missile.
God promises, “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not”—things exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think.