He has made me glad, He has made me glad, I will rejoice that He as made me glad, He has made me glad, am so glad, I will rejoice that He has made me glad.// Worthy, You are worthy, King of kings, Lord of lords You are worthy, Worthy, You are worthy, King of kings, Lord of lords we worship You.

How excellent is Your Name O Lord!, thank You the miracles of yesteryears, thank for today and the intending blessings, glory be to Your Name forever and ever. You are Mightier than the mighty. Glory alleluia, arise O God and let Your Name along be blessed. You are God; You are man. You are God, You are not just big; You are a Great God. Thank You blessed Redeemer, Be Thou exalted forever more. Eternal Rock of Ages, we worship you, we exalt You, be Thou glorified.

Beloved, good morning, how are doing? What a glorious God we serve, His love towards us is without measure, He is a might God in battle, we worship Him, we glorify His Name forever. Let the living Praise the Lord; are you a living soul than this call is for you.

Beloved, James the Apostle told us that effectual, fervent prayer of te righteous availeth much. How is your prayer life? Is it effectual? Is it fervent or is your prayer altar cold? Are you weak or strong in the place of prayer?

There is a distinction between being a Christian and being an intercessor. It is very good to read the Word of God but we must make sure that our prayer altar is effective also. There is a huge difference between studying the Word of God and praying. We sometime mistake one for the other. We must ensure that our prayer is a life wire.

Do you know what I mean by a “Life Wire.” No living thing goes near a life wire and stays alive, it will be electrocuted. That is how our life ought to be. We must be hot as coal or sun. No matter how strong your sight/vision is, it is difficult for you to look steady on the sun. therefore our spiritual life ought to be fire. We ought to be hot, effective and fervent in the place of prayer.

While is our prayer life ought to be so? Apostle James says that “it avalieth much.” It means that our prayers are answered, it does not bounce back to us rather it goes up like a smoke straight to heaven and it receives answers to which it was sent. If you pray for an open heaven; heaven must be opened to us. If we pray for the sick to be healed; it means the sick with be healed. If we ask God to give us souls; the same will be done to us.

Is that your case, if not you have a lot learn from the ministration below, so come along for more discoveries:

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16b

 

God promises all believers that if we live righteously and pray fervently, our prayers will be effective and produce significant results. How do we treat a promise like this? We might argue, “But Ido pray, and nothing happens!” Our problem is that we do not hold ourselves accountable to the Scripture. God’s Word says that prayer ought to accomplish much. If our prayer life is not accomplishing much, what should we do? If we are praying but seeing no results, should we conclude that this promise is untrue? Should we excuse this Scripture as impractical and unrealistic? Or should we examine ourselves to see if we meet its conditions?

James says that fervent prayer avails much. Could it be that we are not as fervent in our praying as we should be? Fervent prayer means we do not quit easily. Fervent prayer means we purposefully spend sufficient time in intercession. Fervent prayer means we cry out to the Father, sometimes in tears, with our heart and soul. Fervent prayer comes as the Holy Spirit assists us in praying with groanings too deep for words (Rom. 8:26).

According to James, our righteousness will ensure effective prayer. God’s standard of righteousness is different from ours, for He looks beyond our actions, even beyond our thoughts, directly to our hearts. How then should we hold ourselves accountable if our prayers are accomplishing little? If nothing happens when we pray, the problem is not with God. The problem is with us, for God’s Word is absolutely reliable. If we adhere to what God requires, He will lead us to pray for things that align with His purposes, and God will answer our prayers in a mighty way.

And if our prayer life is neither fervent nor effective the story below might be our case, so let’s find out more below:

“The illfavoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven wellfavoured and fat kine.” Genesis 41:4

 

Pharaoh’s dream has too often been my waking experience. My days of sloth have ruinously destroyed all that I had achieved in times of zealous industry; my seasons of coldness have frozen all the genial glow of my periods of fervency and enthusiasm; and my fits of worldliness have thrown me back from my advances in the divine life.

I had need to beware of lean prayers, lean praises, lean duties, and lean experiences, for these will eat up the fat of my comfort and peace. If I neglect prayer for never so short a time, I lose all the spirituality to which I had attained; if I draw no fresh supplies from heaven, the old corn in my granary is soon consumed by the famine which rages in my soul.

When the caterpillars of indifference, the cankerworms of worldliness, and the palmerworms of self-indulgence, lay my heart completely desolate, and make my soul to languish, all my former fruitfulness and growth in grace avails me nothing whatever. How anxious should I be to have no lean-fleshed days, no ill-favoured hours!

If every day I journeyed towards the goal of my desires I should soon reach it, but backsliding leaves me still far off from the prize of my high calling, and robs me of the advances which I had so laboriously made. The only way in which all my days can be as the “fat kine,” is to feed them in the right meadow, to spend them with the Lord, in His service, in His company, in His fear, and in His way.

Why should not every year be richer than the past, in love, and usefulness, and joy?—I am nearer the celestial hills, I have had more experience of my Lord, and should be more like Him. O Lord, keep far from me the curse of leanness of soul; let me not have to cry, “My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me!” but may I be well-fed and nourished in Thy house, that I may praise Thy name.

Are you here with me now, did you discover any secret to staying active in the place of prayer. Did you see when you reading “as the “fat kine,” is to feed them in the right meadow, to spend them with the Lord, in His service, in His company, in His fear, and in His way.

Beloved service is one of those things required of us to stay effectual in the place of prayer. May God help us today as we pray and make us effective, effectual, and fervent in our place prayer in Jesus Name.

Our Father O Lord we are nothing aside You, help us O Lord! we pray thee, let Your Name alone be Praise forever and ever.

Beloved let’s lift Holy hands and prayer and keep leanness far off from your prayer life.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.