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The workability of Prayer III

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Prayer works by divine interventions

Our series on the workability of prayer has been such a blessing to us and our readers. In this post, captioned prayer works by divine interventions we draw the curtains on the series. You can catch up on the other posts: Prayer works by praying and Prayer works by faith to get a full package of what God is saying in this series. Now let’s go into this week’s post.

Divine interventions are the surest ways by which we appreciate God as a prayer answering Father. This is true in that when we pray, we invite divinity to take the wheels. Wheels of our business, family, relationships, academics, finances etc. This reveals prayer as a powerhouse and a spiritual activity that transcends human abilities.

Prayer works by divine interventions

Prayer works by divine interventions

Sometimes just as we have discussed in the previous post, you are in the right standing and praying faithfully yet you do not see any results. It may even seem your prayers are not going past your ceiling. In such situations what do you do?

Well, in Daniel 10:12-14, the Bible points to something that provides the solution to such situations. I call it divine intervention.


Do not be afraid, Daniel,” he said, “for from the first day that you purposed to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision concerns those days. – Daniel 10:12-14

Daniel often received a swift response to his prayers concerning the interpretations of the dreams and visions he had (Daniel 9:20-23). This one time something happened. Now the Bible reading tells us that his prayers were heard and the response was provided but Gabriel was opposed for 21 days. This whole event was not a physical act that one could confront in the flesh. It required divine intervention. Until Michael came to assist Gabriel, Daniel was still praying. In verse 2 and 3 of Daniel chapter 10 Bible says:

At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over. – Daniel 10:2-3.

Now like Daniel, we must continue to pray because often under such circumstances there are battles going on spiritually to turn things in our favour. We sometimes miss great opportunities not because we don’t pray but because we gave up praying at the moment we needed to pray. We are in a warfare and it’s not a carnal one.

Another evidence of divine intervention was Peter’s escape from prison (Acts 12: 1-18). At the time Peter was heavily bound in prison, the Church prayed. As they prayed, God through an angel broke Peter from his chains, walked him through the gates and got him standing outside- a free man. He thought he was seeing a vision. Yet, it was the prayer of the believers that had wrought such divine intervention.

Beloved, I pray for you that any situations and difficulties that seem to imprison you be broken now in Jesus Name. I declare a divine intervention in your business, in your search for a job, in your efforts to build your own house, in your ministry, in your marriage and relationship in Jesus Name.

Now I want you to apply the things you have learnt about the workability of prayer in your personal prayer life. First, go before God knowing that when you pray he hears you. Second, pray faithfully to God about a particular thing. Finally,  expect a divine intervention. Do not hesitate to share your testimony with us on how this works.

God bless you.

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