Prayer that Counts

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”–James 5:16.

“The one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work or prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray”–Samuel Chadwick.

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know”–Jeremiah 33:3.

“Great Awakenings have all been preceded by passionate, prevailing prayer. There is no substitute for answered prayer. People who prevail in prayer breathe in the air of desperation, and breathe out the prayer of intercession. Genuine intercession is driven by brokenhearted desperation”–Gary Miller.

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil”–1 Peter 3:12.

“The prayer that prevails is not the the work of lips and fingertips. It is the cry of a broken heart and the travail of a stricken soul”–Samuel Chadwick.

“And what other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him?”–Deuteronomy 4:7.

‘Prevailing prayer is not a devotional exercise. It is war. The art of Spiritual Warfare, delivers a powerful weapon of war into the heart of the enemy on every battlefield. The enemies of God refuse to leave ground they have taken without a fight. Jesus is the Light. Prayer calls on Him to take the fight to the enemy, putting the forces of darkness to flight”–Gary Miller.

“He answered their prayers because they trusted in him”–1 Chronicles 5:20b.

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3 Comments


  1. Scott Cannon
    Jul 10, 2015

    Thanks Waylon, for these scriptures and quotes on “prayer that counts”. They came with perfect timing.


  2. Ronald Allen
    Jul 10, 2015

    Thank you my brother. I am sensing and hearing that God is telling many in His fold the same message..


  3. Amy Probst
    Jul 14, 2015

    I appreciate you and Martha’s blogs so much. Thank you both so much.

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