The Power of Prayer

///The Power of Prayer

  • A child of God in prayer affects decisions in heaven.

  • Prayer is the only place of protection, deliverance, and revelation.

  • As you seek Him, He will fill you with His peace.

Do you realize that movements on earth govern movements in heaven? Do you realize that a child of God in prayer affects decisions in heaven? The Lord declared:

“Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 18:18)

So awesome is this power that it releases angels to do God’s bidding on the earth and binds demons as it destroys the purpose of the enemy!

Prayer – A Place of Supernatural Protection

Job tells us there is a secret place, known and available only to God’s children. And when God’s children enter into it, only then is the power of God activated on their behalf and on behalf of those in desperate need:

“There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen: The lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.” (Job 28:7-8)

There is a path, a place which no fowl knows. That place is the secret place, that glorious place so secure and protected that no demonic power can find it. It is a place hidden in God that no vulture’s eye has seen. No demon on earth or satan, the enemy of our souls, has seen or knows. It is a place of refuge, a place of safety that no lion’s whelps (principalities and powers) pass by—not even the lion, satan. That place is the place of prayer.

The psalmist tells us it is in that secret place that you will find the Lord to be your refuge and fortress, and it is in that secret place that He covers you with His wings so that no evil will befall you nor will any plague come nigh to your dwelling. That secret path, that secret place is prayer.

Prayer – A Place of Deliverance

Job 28:9 tells us that God puts forth His hand upon the rock and overturns mountains by the roots: It is only as we pray that obstacles are revoked from our path. It is there He makes for us a way of escape and sends His power to bring us out.

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“He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.” (Job 28:10)

It is as we seek Him that He binds floods from overflowing over our lives, protecting and keeping us, revealing to us His love and His will, for the thing that is hid, He brings forth to light:

“He bindeth the floods from overflowing, and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.” (Job 28:11)

Prayer is the only place of protection, deliverance, and revelation:

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. (Psalm 91:1-7)

Through the prophet Jeremiah, God sent us His royal invitation and said,

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

I am reminded of the words spoken by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as he led America through one of its most devastating years:

“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.” 1

Dangers and trials will also come our way, but if we obey the command of Proverbs 27:12, we cannot be defeated or overcome. We will prevail, for none who prays ever fails, “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

Only as we hide in God—not like Adam who hid from God—can we find continual safety from harm. For God in His great love will warn us of coming dangers, yet He expects us to beware and hide in Him. Only the prudent know how to pray. The foolish neglect God and are punished.

I will never forget the time I was invited to minister in a politically unstable nation in Africa. Great pressure was placed on me to accept the invitation, yet in my heart I felt something was wrong. I had no peace. I sought the Lord greatly concerning this, and in His grace He spoke to Oral Roberts who told me if I would go, I would be killed and that God would judge me for dying before my time. Prayer saved my life, and the purpose of God was accomplished:

“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Psalm 50:15)

Prayer Drives Away All Fear

David the king said:

Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. (Psalm 3:1-4)

David’s enemies had increased greatly. Trouble was all around. They mocked his faith in God and said, “Who can help him now?” But David knew the secret of deliverance from trouble. He cried to the Lord and found Him to be a present help in time of trouble.

You, too, will experience God’s power as you call on Him in your time of anguish and fear, for you will find Him to be your shield and the lifter of your head. And as you seek Him, He will fill you with His peace and cause your sleep to be sweet as He holds you in His arms and sustains you.

Oh, the glorious power of prayer! Truly great peace belongs to those who know how to call upon the Lord.

1. Abraham Lincoln, as quoted in Albert M. Wells, comp., Inspiring Quotations, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1988), 159.
© 2008 Benny Hinn Ministries. Excerpt from Prayer that Gets Results by Pastor Benny Hinn. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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25 Comments

  1. Afolabi jeremiah February 1, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Wonderful,i can’t even expatiate how i was blessed through your preaching,pastor God will still continually use you for grace,glory and honour in jesus name

  2. Oscar Okongo January 24, 2018 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Pastor, you are a vessel of honor . Surely, you are chosen to equip the church and prepare it for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Be blessed dearly.

  3. Hudson January 15, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Love u pastor benny may God richly bless u in Jesus mighty name

  4. Nabafu Rose Muwanguzi November 8, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Comment.Praise God Pastor Benny Hinn..Am Inspired So Much With The Teaching On Prayer.I only Need The Holy Spirit Of Prayer To Be Upon My Life .

  5. Franklin sopuruchi clifford October 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Powerful words of God.i’m so inspired by your words of wisdom.may God almighty continue to bless you with knowledge wisdom and good health.i love you pastor Benny with the love of God.pray for me and my family for deliverance and breakthrough.thank you

  6. Ps. daya Prakash masih October 21, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    I touched by your godly life and I always preach your teaching in the church.
    I love you pastor. Thank you very much for your wonderful ministries. GOD BLESS YOU VERY MUCH
    Pastar daya and shanti prakash, varanasi. U.p.india. thank you again

  7. Lydia Abubakar Yakubu October 14, 2017 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Oh Pastor I have watched you preach on the T.V and read about the powerful testimonies coming from the deliverance ministrations. I love the Faith ministrations and I believe that God is with you Pastor. My request is that you pray for me and my family as we are passing through turbulent times. That God Almighty will visit our sons for deliverance, redemption and total restoration.

    • Glory October 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

      The Lord will visit Your family with His mighty hands of breakthrough, healing, favour, deliverance and happiness. In the name of Jesus I set your family free from any kind of situation they are passing through…….. Amen

  8. Octavia October 11, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Man of God you Truelly have that which revives my soul every time I read you’re messages I’m totally torn apart I am longing for that day that day that day I gonna sit under you’re anointing where you’ll be preaching I know its gonna happen God bless you

  9. Wilson September 13, 2017 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Pastor Benny God reachly bless you. You have been my inspirational teacher. Am praying for the day i will under your sermon. May God keep you. I love u pastor.

  10. Samantha August 28, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I love you Pastor Benny, your teachings reach my spirit. I thank God and Bless Him forever more.

  11. Pravakar Pattnaik August 15, 2017 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Wonderful Sarman Pastor

  12. Vineeta devi July 12, 2017 at 2:58 am - Reply

    I can’t leave without him his name is graham bell he is pushing me out of the house and bringing another phillipino woman

  13. Vineeta devi July 12, 2017 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Need prayer benny hinn pls Vineeta devi i need for my partner come back to me in Jesus name

  14. Easter July 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Prayer is revelational, not everyone that prayer dt GOD answered. James 5 16. He takes a rightioust man to prayer for GOD answered

  15. pastor Appiagyei Arthur Felix July 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Comment…wonderful insight pastor

  16. jackson chege March 8, 2017 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Good sermon , so encouraging

  17. Wilson February 5, 2017 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Great message about prayer. God bless you richly

  18. David Azariah January 31, 2017 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    unusual inspiration have come upon me this night, I’m really inspired, God bless you and your ministry.

  19. Nicomedi January 28, 2017 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I’m so blseed with this message

    May heavenly farther bless your ministry abundantly

  20. marvellous October 25, 2016 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Comment…i am rilly touch and inspired by u sire God bless u and ur ministry always

  21. Victoria Bamgboye June 29, 2015 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    What a refreshing insight.The Lord continue to uphold your ministry sir.My soul is blessed and highly refreshed

  22. hope chidiebere August 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    What a deep insight on prayer, sure deep calleth unto deep. God bless u sir for such teachings as this.

  23. Susan Francis August 18, 2014 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Amazing teaching and it really gave a good insight to my own prayer life.

  24. Latanya Ezell August 11, 2014 at 7:32 am - Reply

    I am only starting to scratch the surface of prayer and when I don’t give The Lord His time, my days feels incomplete. I on e heard it said ” that a day without prayer is a boost against God! Lord let me not be full of myself

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