Pastor Evan Palmer
The Power of Praise
Today marks the completion of our 21 Days of Fasting and Prayer. In this time, I have heard the Lord answering prayers, giving such wonderful testimonies to our people of what the He has done in their lives, I know we will be looking forward to the next time our church participates in another time of fasting and prayer. With that in mind, we ought to also remind ourselves that God hears our prayers all the time, not just in events focused on prayer, such as revivals or fasting. Philippians 4:6 tells us, “Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
This speaks of our wonderful privilege we have to be able to approach the throne of God at any time for anything we ask for according to His will. It only requires us to keep an open line of communication to the Lord, submit to His will, and a maintain a spirit of thankfulness for what He has done in our lives.
Philippians 4:6 “Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
My prayer and hope once again is that this last 21 days of consecrated and concentrated prayer will become the movement that awakens us to a lifestyle of prayer and intercession. May the Lord strengthen you day by day and that you will be filled with the Holy Spirit to accomplish His great works.
More often than not, the weapon of choice for the Lord to accomplish His plan was via the faith and the praise of His people. Any time the people of the Lord spent a period of fasting and prayer, the victory was completed through the shouts of praise. I am confident we will see victory through the transformative power of praise and worship.