Praying is so important for a healthy Christian lifestyle. There are times when we pray with intensity and with a passion that stirs our soul. Fervent prayer is a burning desire to communicate with God. When we pray with passion in our hearts, God hears our prayers and changes the atmosphere of our circumstances.
Here are some good outcomes of fervent prayer:
- Freedom for prisoners: When Peter was imprisoned, fervent prayer was being offered up to God for him (Acts 12:5). God heard the prayers of believers and supernaturally released Peter from prison. What man intended for evil, God used for good.
- Divine inspiration: Apollos had a thorough knowledge of scripture, and being fervent in spirit, accurately taught the things concerning Jesus, though he only knew the baptism of John (Acts 18:25). Apollos was filled with boldness to preach the good news.
- Sick people become well: Whenever we are sick, we are encouraged to call the elders of the church. They will pray over us, and anoint us in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will make the sick person well, and the Lord will raise him up. If they have sinned, their sins will be forgiven (James 5:14-15).
- Overwhelming love: We are called above all else, to love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins (1 John 4:8). God’s love helps us to unite with one another, and His love covers and pays the ransom for all sin.
Help us to pray fervently. May we pray with a burning desire in our hearts to see your kingdom come, and your will to be done. Give us a passion for all people to personally know Jesus and His love for them. Move through us to see prisoners set free, sick people healed, and your overwhelming love be the remedy for our sin. Let the light of Jesus be intensified in our lives so that people will see our good works and glorify you in heaven (Matthew 5:16). Father, use the fervent prayers of every believer in Jesus Christ to transform your kingdom and hasten the return of your Son.