- - Sunday, November 29, 2015

Prayer is the greatest privilege and most revolutionary power available to the Christian, and God’s Word promises us its effectiveness.

You can find information, on any subject, at the click of your computer keys. Never before in the history of man have there been so many questions with so few answers. That’s because most of the challenges we face are not the kinds where you can simply consult a search engine. Most of our world’s challenges need spiritual answers, and those answers will come only through prayer.

I know beyond a doubt that God moved upon my heart with the realization that through united, specific and earnest prayer, we can move the hand of God. We can have a part in helping to change the world. That is such a powerful thought, and I have seen it work.

History records no significant movement of the Spirit of God that has not been preceded by a strong emphasis on prayer.

It is difficult to believe God has an answer for national and worldwide needs until we have seen Him provide for our own personal needs. Just as we care for our families and their physical needs, we must exercise prayer as the perfect expression of faith. Once we begin to see answers to our personal prayers, it will be easier to believe God for answers to prayers concerning our country and the rest of the world.

As James states, “The reason you don’t have what you want is that you don’t ask God for it” (James 4:2).

Jesus said, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:14).

I believe prayer could change the tide of violence that plagues our world. There is no limit to the power of God.

We have recorded evidence that great spiritual revivals and national reformations have been ignited and fueled by group prayer.

I pray that the people of this country will unite as a powerful force through prayer.

Vonette Bright is founder of the National Day of Prayer and co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ.

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