The Power of Prayer


At Love Guatemala, we are in the midst of our annual twenty-one days of prayer. We put so much value on prayer because we know that without it, nothing is fruitful. The trials here are so long, so continuous, so overwhelming that they can only be met and conquered with prayer, with God’s unbelievable sovereignty. Our prayers are not monologues; they are dialogues, and the Lord’s response to our cries is the source of all good things.

Our goal in these twenty-one days is to let God’s spirit rekindle the fire in our hearts, to let our worship be more than a song, to keep closer and closer to the God’s word, and to let God respond to our cries with His will. It is God’s wish that we commune with Him in prayer, for prayer shields our souls, provides anchorage to Christ and offends the devil. It shakes the gates of Hell. God knows how powerful we are on our knees because it is His power that fills us. We have heavenly DNA and direct communication with the Lord all of creation, and it is our responsibility to use it. God is so infinite, and we are so finite. Let’s call on Him in these twenty-one days and forever more, so that He, The Infinite, can take care of our finite struggles and bless us. Let us spend these twenty-one days and beyond on our knees, surrendered, and overwhelmed with the power of Jesus that lives in us.

The Bible tells us, “the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” (James 5:16).

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

“He said to them, “this kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer” (Mark 9:29).

“Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don’t doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it” (Matthew 21:21-22).

These are the words and promises that the Lord has spoken. This is why we bow in prayer and reverence.

Heaven wraps us up when we hit our knees. Prayer brings fullness and goodness; God promises that. He promises that fervent, believing, and righteous prayer is the root of all blessings. So, let us then refuse auto-pilot Christianity. Let us bow our heads, listen for God’s voice, and look for all of His miracles. Let us notice all of His mighty and subtle movements in our lives. Let us be in constant communication with Him so that we may know His will, and respond to it.

Please consider joining us in these 21 days of prayers to bring even more goodness and godliness to this ministry.

A few things to pray for:

  • Financial Provisions (Hope Sponsorships, Fundraising, etc.)
  • The leaders of Love Guatemala and their families (Pastor Ben and Carlos)
  • Student and Staff success
  • Student and Staff spiritual growth
  • The continued improvement of Kati and Hector’s child, Carlos and Thelma’s grandchild
  • Our sponsors
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