Thoughts and prayers can sound like a platitude, a hollow phrase said by someone who does not do anything but give an empty gesture of support. There are times in life when real practical help is what’s needed.
And yet, do not underestimate the power of prayer.
I shared before the testimony of John Ramirez an ex-Satanist, who said his prayers to the devil, who performed spells and rituals, rituals that actually had the power to kill someone. That is how powerful a prayer to the devil can be.
And so when you understand just how powerful God is, you will see that a prayer to him is even more powerful. It can save a life, turn around a dark situation, bring light where before there was no light.
John Ramirez’s prayers were to the devil, who was as real a being, as you or I. And so when we pray we must be careful of what we are praying to. Satan himself disguises himself as an angel of light, after all.
Prayers thrown up into the air, to the ‘universe’ or ‘good vibes,’ fall down flat, or worse lend power to Satan because they are sent out into the darkness.
Jesus said that ‘no-one comes to the father except through me.’ It’s only through Jesus that we can address our prayers to the one true light of God.
As more and more people turn to the false light, and every newspaper and magazine is talking about magic and manifestation, the world is actually getting darker and darker. The levels of suffering, hunger, and poverty are off the scale. Is there a correlation?
I suspect so and that it will only increase.
And yet that doesn’t mean giving up, the focus on what we can do to help, to support others, to offer up a prayer. Prayer is not about picking a side like a football team and cheering them on. We are meant to pray for loved ones, and enemies. We are meant to pray for all sides.
You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbour and hate your enemy. ' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. - Matthew 5 - 43-45