After praying for new members, our children and our MSPs this morning, we read from Ezra 8:23 "So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and He heard our prayer"
In Ezra, they restored the place of the work of god, worship and prayer.
The power of prayer;
- they fasted - which results in a greater intimacy with God, clarity of mind, opens us up to spiritual renewal and revival and breaks the power of hell
- they prayer earnestly - which means pray in faith, with a mind of Christ, believing and trusting in the power of God which then leads to effective prayer
And God heard them. And God acted. God works for the good of those who love him.