“God does nothing on earth save in answer to believing prayer”. What an awesome truth John Wesley speaks of here, and if that’s the case then what an awesome opportunity we have in prayer.
Have you ever wondered how important prayer is? If John Wesley is correct then it means that God would work primarily through the prayers of his people to shape this world.
From looking in the Bible we see examples of this.
Elijah accomplished God’s will through prayer. Praying for rain after 3 years of drought God said: “Go show yourself to Ahab and I will send rain on the face of the earth.”(1 Kings 18:41) Elijah prayed seven times before the rain finally came.
So whose idea was it to send the rain? Whose will? Whose initiation? All Gods.
Then why did it take human prayer to birth the rain? Because God chooses to work through the prayers of his people!
2Chron. 7:14 reads, “If my people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will here from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.” God’s will and desire to heal the land is directly linked to our turning to him and beseeching him in prayer.
So just how important are our Prayers? I think you know the answer.
As great E.M. Bounds taught: “the prayers of God’s saints are the capital stock of heaven by which God carries on his great work upon the earth.”