Charles Spurgeon wrote in His book, The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life,

 My own soul’s conviction is that prayer is the grandest power in the entire universe.  It has more omnipotent force than any other force known to mankind.  Prayer has as true, as real, as invaluable an influence over the entire universe as any of the laws of matter…Every prayer that is inspired of the Holy Ghost in your soul is as omnipotent and as eternal as that decree which said, “Let there be light: and there was light”(Genesis 1:3).



The source of power in prayer is the Holy Spirit.  Without His help our prayers are weak and meaningless.  But as we draw near to Him and wait on Him to lead us in prayer, we find that He not only shows us God’s heart, but He allows us to express His heart in our prayers.  And so, as we pray, we find, to our surprise, that our words of prayer are words created by Him, words that please Him and follow after His will, words full of meaning, power, and glory.

We know also that the power of the Holy Spirit is manifested not only in our words of prayer, as we pray, but also in the results of our prayers, evident in every area of our Christian life.  For when we prayed to receive Christ, God gave us the power to become His children (Jn. 1:12).  By the same power, as we surrender to God in prayer, we are made more like Christ (Rom. 12:1-2).  By His power, through prayer, we are given new boldness to witness (Acts 1:8, 4:31).  By His power, as we continue in prayer, we are made victorious in the world (1 Jn. 2:15-17), against the flesh (Gal. 5:16-17), and over Satan (1 Pet. 5:7-9).  By His power, through prayer, we are made able to resist temptation to sin (1 Cor. 10:13, Rom. 6:1-16).  By His power, through prayer, we are strengthened in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in our heart through faith.  And by the same power, through prayer, we are rooted ad grounded in love, being able to comprehend the great love of Christ, and are filled wit the fullness of God (Eph. 3:16-19).  By the power of the Holy Spirit, as we continue praying in the Spirit, we are made able to do anything that God wants us to do (Eph. 3:20, Phil. 4:13).

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  1. Pingback: You Are the Instrument of Prayer Power | Studying Prayer

  2. Thanks for the uplifting words. I would love it if you would share a story of how prayer has worked in your life in my law of attraction blog ( Credit and link given, of course! I’ll check your blog for a reply.

  3. Stephen says:

    No thanks. I don’t believe in the law of attraction. My writing is about a real and personal God who answers personal prayers when we believe in Him. Answers to prayer have nothing to do with positive thinking. It has everything to do with my personal relationship with God and His Son Jesus Christ.

  4. Stephen says:

    The law of attraction may have some value, but I don’t think we should confuse it with Christian prayer. Also, I don’t always pray to get answers, I often pray just to talk to God and get a right perspective for the day. I really don’t know that much about the law of attraction but what I have read I don’t think it is Christian or Bible based.

  5. Anonymous says:

    STEPHEN , what you say is true, but with in the personal relationships, God deals with people different with each person, So article on the Source of prayer power is correct, through this person pray time with God and relationship with Him. I agree with you and this person. It blessed, I am an prayer warrior, A person can’t pray right without Him, thank God for the Holy Spirit.

  6. Ilesanmi Olufemi says:

    I need the newletter

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