Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter We have not even began to understand the power of prayer. I mean, we think we do, but if we really believed there is nothing that we could not accomplish The real crux of the matter is that we are too busy with the nonsense of this life to be bothered by something that most people have no clue about. We are called to prayer. I believe it is natural for men to pray, but we are too busy, to tired, too, yeah, too full of fear, need and want to go to the source.for relief. Please, let us pray.. Thank you for your words of wisdom from the Bible. We can and have seen what can happen when Christians pray and are asking God collectively for the same thing, how God has answered those prayers. I pray that people will wake up and pray for the healing of our nation. Through Jesus we are righteous in God’s eyes. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open. Pray Christians Pray. Dear Floretta, your words are good and wise. I believe with all of my heart that there are the faithful in the world and I mean all over the world that are praying for America.. Papa God is yearning for us to come to Him, to trust Him, to acknowledge Him. Isn’t it wonderful when we respond to His pleading. May our loving God bless you and yours. Yours in Jesus, Charles charles towne As always,a thoughtful article. If each of us as christians embrace the opportunity for thoughtful prayer what could we not accomplish working in unity with the Father! InspirationBy Charles Towne“The effectual, fervent prayers of the righteous accomplishes much.”James 5:16.When we consider all of the nasty, ugly, smelly stuff that is happening in the world, things that we like to think wouldn’t have happened in another, simpler, time, perhaps in another age, we are wrong.If we look back in history bad stuff has been happening almost from the beginning. Does that negate God’s existence? Or diminish his power in any way? I don’t think so. Instead, it is evidence of His great love for humankind.You might ask, “how can that be?” So I will tell you. We have been created with free will. We can choose good, or evil. The very fact that there is yet so much good in the world is proof, at least to me, that He is. And because He is, there is hope.There is so much beauty surrounding us if we will only open our eyes and see. Consider something. In James 5:16 we read, and I paraphrase;“The effectual, fervent prayers of the righteous accomplishes much.”Now that is a promise from the Father. Can you imagine how dark and bleak this world would be if nobody was praying? And I also believe that verse is a summons to God’s children, to you and me. Perhaps, just perhaps, we are being called by God to pray. Could it possibly be that God is laying that “effectual fervent prayer” thing squarely on our shoulders. Nah, probably not, because that verse also tells us that it is the effectual, fervent prayer of the righteous that accomplishes much, and we know that we aren’t very righteous.But, and this is the biggy, we can take upon ourselves the righteousness of Jesus, therefore we could be righteous, and when I say we, I mean, us, you and me. Just imagine what our prayers could accomplish if we really believed that?Live fully,Love openly,Love God, and make a difference, today You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Please enter your name here TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleOrange County Experience gives residents insight into governmentNext articleWinter is coming… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! charles towne August 28, 2017 at 8:42 pm Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adapted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy filled life. Floretta Tapley Rick 4 COMMENTS UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Reply August 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply August 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm August 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.