Put Power Into Your Prayer Life With These 2 Christ-Centered Keys

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How would your life change if you were able to put power into your prayer life? What if you could pray for provision and see God provide or pray for healing and see God heal? What if you could pray for circumstances and see your circumstances change?

These things are possible when you understand a couple of prayer keys:

Key 1: The Victory of Jesus—When you understand that even though God's Son, Jesus, was executed, He rose from the dead, defeating both sin and death. Jesus is not only victorious; He is our victor. When we pray to, with and through Him, He grants us victory. So look at your circumstances through Jesus to see His victory. For example, despite the terrible devastation that Hurricane Harvey spread though southeast Texas, many of the believers interviewed by the media said, "I may have lost my home, but I have my life; I have my family! I am so blessed!"
These folks were not looking at their situation from the perspective of what they'd lost, but the value of what they'd kept. They know that despite their continued hardships, they are trusting Jesus to provide.

Key 2: The Might of Jesus—We sometimes forget how mighty Jesus is. The other day, I lifted all my many responsibilities before the Lord. In my mind's eye, it was if I were straining to hold up a million-pound freeway. "Do You really think I can carry this?" I asked.

Suddenly, it was as if I could hear Jesus laughing. I turned and saw He was holding my load with one finger.

Surprised, I asked, "You mean I'm not the one holding this up?"

Jesus continued to laugh and shook His head. I stooped and walked out from under the load. I felt so free! "Thank You, Jesus, for carrying this load for me!"
Jesus is already carrying the load you are straining beneath. Relax. He's got it.
Time to Pray: Try praying with these two power keys in mind:

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Dear Lord, not only are You the victor, but You are also the victory. So, when I pray to and through You, I am praying in and from Your victory because I am praying, not in my might, but in Your might. So now, I come to You regarding: (fill in the blank). I pray for victory in Your might and in the mighty name of Jesus, because Your name is just that powerful.

Linda Evans Shepherd is a nationally known Christian speaker and a best-selling author of over 30 books. She's the president of Right to the Heart Ministries, founder of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) and the founder of GodTest.com. Her latest book is Winning Your Daily Spiritual Battles.

This article originally appeared at gottopray.com.

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