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Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary Through Prayer – Beloved Women – September 12, 2023


“Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.” (James 5:17 ESV)


God loves to use ordinary people to do extraordinary things. You might be tempted to make excuses for the extraordinary events in the Bible, but James points out that Elijah was a common man just like us with the same limitations.

No matter what weakness you think you have, our Almighty God wants to bring heaven down to earth to reveal His incredible power and glory through your faithful, fervent prayers.

When you look in the mirror you might see an average woman, but with God, you’re a powerful warrior with a quiver of mighty prayers at your disposal. Your prayers hold the same kind of power as Elijah’s requests to stop the rain. God can use ordinary people with expectant prayers to move mountains and multiply on earth as it is in heaven.


Father, I commit every area of my life to You. I know that You are not limited because of my shortcomings or setbacks. I am confident that You will make up the difference and supply everything I need to fulfill Your purposes in my life. In Jesus Christ Name, I pray. Amen.


Are you letting feelings of inadequacy keep you from believing God can work extraordinary things through you? What audacious prayer are you holding back from God because you don’t believe He can use you? 


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