《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (Jas 5:16b)
Meditation one: Do you want to see a prayer is powerful and effective? A powerful and effective prayer is related to the people who pray. “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayer.” (1Pe 3:12) The question is how do we become righteous? The Lord promised: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1Jn 1:9). The righteous person often humbly confesses, and is the one whose ”transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered” by God. God only listens to the prayers of the righteous.
Meditation two: Why is prayer indispensable for a Christian’s life? It is because prayer is as important as breathing to people. Prayer is a conduit of God’s blessing to His children. Prayer is never a waste of time, but the best way to use time. We pray and God will do things. The more you pray to God, the more you will know God’s will. Whether you encounter difficulties, illnesses, or failures, you can bring them to the Lord, and there is nothing too hard for Him. How many times have we suffered in vain, because we have not brought everything to the most intimate friend Jesus, He is willing to help, because He is compassionate to us.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for giving me the privilege of prayer. Please teach me to use every opportunity to pray whether I am working, studying, resting, driving, or walking. Not only I value my prayer to You, but also learn to pray together with my brothers and sisters with unity of mind. More importantly, let me be a person who is sober in prayer. I pray in the holy name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!