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Tower Of Power

My 5-year-old hands on my papa’s hands as we drove the tractor together through the garden rows, preparing them for seeds of new life…
My 14-year-old arms joined with my mother’s arms as we steadied Papa’s shaking body in his last steps with a cancer-stricken body…
My 30-year-old voice in unison with my husband’s voice as we prayed for the dangerously high fever to leave our toddler’s body…

In every phase of life, God has “wired” us to learn, to grow, and to find strength by joining with others.  In 2 Corinthians 1:8-11, Paul encourages the people of Corinth by reminding them that their prayers are powerful and helpful in delivering him from his recent dangers.  Paul enthusiastically shares, “I can see your faces even now, lifted in praise for God’s deliverance of us, a rescue in which your prayers played such a crucial part” (v.11 The Message).

Does God actually need us for completing His work? No. But he chooses to include us through our prayers to allow us to experience the power and joy of what He is doing.  Through prayer, we can know the exhilaration of preparing people’s hearts to receive the seeds He will sow; we can know the depth of His compassion in carrying the sick through their last days of the journey home to Him; and we can know the power of His presence as He heals the sick bodies of our children.

Our prayers bound together with the mortar of God’s strength become the bricks of a mighty tower of power!  Even when there is danger, and evil forces are attacking, God’s tower of power will not fall and will not fail!

Reflect:

  • When has God allowed you to be a part of His mighty work through prayer?
  • What is attacking your life right now?  Have you asked others to join you in prayer for victory?

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