Your Power is on Your Knees.

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“Your Power is on Your Knees” by Jena Grech.

During school holiday time, a few of my friends and I who had children around the same age would get together. The kids would play; one of my friends would bring her guitar, and we would spend time in worship and prayer. I treasure the memories of those days.

During the last prayer time we had together, my friend turned to me and said, “Jena, your power is on your knees.” Within a few weeks, she suddenly passed from a virus that attacked the fibre of her heart. That was over twenty years ago now, but I still remember her words to me . . . “your power is on your knees.”

Over the years, my posture of prayer has changed, not as much kneeling but more sitting and pacing. Getting older (not old) means it’s hard on the body when you kneel for too long. Thankfully, my prayer life has changed too. The experiences of life, both the highs and lows, have taught me that inviting the Lord into every situation and praying for God’s intervention/direction is the greatest and wisest thing I could do. “Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6).

Ladies, our power comes from God. Our strength comes from His presence. Our steps are guided by His word and His Spirit. But it doesn’t happen automatically when you give your life to Jesus. It doesn’t happen automatically because you go to church every Sunday or live a Christian lifestyle. Prayer is an intentional act of our faith. Reading and choosing to obey God’s Word is an intentional act of our faith.

Jesus specifically said in Matthew 6:7 and Mark 11:24, “when you pray.” That means prayer needs to be part of our everyday life.

When my children were younger, many times, I went “over their head” and prayed, seeking God’s intervention in their life. They would be mortified if they knew some of the things I prayed, but they were the desperate prayers of a mother for her children. These were prayers between me and the One I knew had the power to direct their steps in the right direction. Fight your battles on your knees.

Having an audience with the King of Kings is the greatest privilege you and I have been given. Yet sadly, so many times demands of family, careers, and even busyness in the kingdom of God, result in us forgoing prayer and communion with the lover of our soul.

Let our legacy be that we are remembered as a person of prayer rather than as a great singer, musician, wife, mother, teacher, preacher, cook, or leader. There is nothing wrong with any of these things, but what do you want your legacy to be? Let us live our lives and let our actions demonstrate that we believe our power comes from God while on our knees.

FROM: Ladies Prayer Intl November 2022 Newsletter – UPCI Ladies Ministries

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