Screams were heard throughout my house, and tension continued to build. It was a morning full of discord, and my oldest daughter was at her worst. I could not reason with her, much less speak to her. Instead, I did the only thing I could think to do. As she lay on the floor, fuming in anger, I grabbed my Bible and began searching through Scripture. In any moment of uncertainty or desperation I often turn to Psalm 46. So, with one arm held tightly around my youngest, and the other hand on the Word, I began reading the Psalm out loud.
Then, I claimed the promises of the passage. I begged God to intervene and rebuked the enemy's schemes. And you know what happened? God intervened. My daughter eventually calmed down, and our contentious house was once again restored.
I share this story not just to share the fragments of our imperfect family. I share it for you to know the power of the Word and prayer.
Last week, we learned about the power of the Word. This week we will learn about the power of prayer. Prayer is an essential component of change. Remember, God is the one who changes us. How will we be transformed if we are not spending time communing with him? Let's not overlook the power of praying to our omnipotent Father!
Please join us in our study this week as we learn more about the power of prayer. Click here to download the reading guide. Let's begin by reading Monday's verse.
In Colossians 4:2 it says, “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
As you read this verse, consider these questions:
What do you think it means to be devoted to prayer?
What are the three things this verse commands us to do?
(Also, if you'd like to learn more about how to pray through Scripture, click here.)
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