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You are Invited on a Prayer Journey
Every journey has a beginning. The starting point of prayer is God. Like a father who waits to hear every detail of your life, He waits for you. You don’t need to get dressed up and go to church to reverently pray. The God of the universe invites you to come as you are. You can endure anything when you are at God’s side. He is the transformer. He turns sorrow to joy. He turns bitter to sweet.
As you come close to God in prayer, He brings purpose even from the brokenness of your life. You can’t remain downcast when you turn your face upward to God. He reaches down to your lowest pit, but He doesn’t leave you there.
Prayer Moves Mountains
When I am standing next to a mountain, I feel small and insignificant. It towers over me with immovable fortitude. Jesus used this picture to call us to increased faith. He said,
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:22–24 NIV
To pray with this mountain-moving faith challenges each one of us to overcome the obstacles in our lives and make them op- portunities of purposeful mission. It requires each of us to move out of our comfort zone, have faith in God, and speak to every mountain that separates us from God and His assignment in our lives.
Often the very barrier that has been used by the Enemy to stop our progress becomes the stepping-stone to grow in greater intimacy with Him. We grow stronger as we push against the resistance. Our spiritual muscles are exercised as we triumph over the plans of the Enemy. Prayer moves mountains and transforms lives.
Prayer was never meant to be a recitation of requests, but rather a drawing closer to the heart of God. Women Who Move Mountains: Praying with Confidence, Boldness, and Grace will empower you to:
· Exchange the obstacles of life for the promises of God
· Pray with passion and confidence rather than fear and insecurity
· Transform brokenness into wholeness, anxiety into peace, and disappointment into hope.
I prepared a gift for you! Yes, a gift. Maybe you are like me. I tend to drift away from fully believing who I am in Christ. Somehow, unbelief comes into my mindset. I get discouraged and battle worn and I need to find a way to calibrate my soul. Sometimes it’s the sin that is hidden from me that I need to confess. I may be hurt by someone, and I need to choose to forgive them. Other times, it’s just the uncleanness of the world we live in.
5 Steps of Grace will help bring healing and deliverance to your life. You and I are cleansed by God’s Word. We need His Word to wash our minds of the unclean things in the world. These things become like a weight to us and they drag down our joy-filled love life with God. Set aside a time for you to pray through this guide to freedom. You can pray on your own, or invite a prayer partner or spiritual mentor to pray with you.