Mark 9:29 He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”
You may have a question like this in mind if you give up on prayer or if you know nothing about the power of prayer. I used to ask myself sometimes that “What good does prayer do? After all, I have been praying to God for such a long time…but still no answer.” I had a problem with faith in God. When we have faith in God, we experience the power of prayer.
In Mark 9:14-29, A man brought his son who has been possessed by demons to the disciples of Jesus so he will be delivered. But the disciples tried their best but were unable to deliver the demon-possessed boy. Jesus came in and delivered the young boy. That’s just the summary of it. Later on, Jesus’ disciples went to Him to ask why they couldn’t deliver the boy and Jesus’ reply was, it can only be done through prayer. Just like the disciples, many of us are facing things in our lives which we have tried so many times to solve the or have victory over them but we are unable.
Today Jesus’ advice for us is to pray. Prayer is the key that unlocks faith in our life. Effective prayer needs both the attitude of complete dependence and the action of asking. Prayer demonstrates our reliance on God as we humbly invite Him to fill us with faith and power.
There is no substitute for prayer, especially in circumstances that seem impossible.
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