“Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power,” says R.A.Torrey in The Power of Prayer. “All that God is, and has, is at the disposal of prayer. Prayer can do anything that God can do.”
Prayer is all about God. But prayer works when we talk to God about what is on our hearts. God wants us to ask Him. Jesus’ parting words in John 14:12–14 were, “Whatever you ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name I will do it.” God wants to release His power; the resource of His strength is stored up, available for our asking. “This power is so rich, so mobile that all we have to do when we pray is to point to the persons or things to which we desire to have this power applied and He the Lord of this power; will direct the necessary power to the desired place,” says Olan Hallesby in the book, Prayer.
Petitioning God with His words reminds Him of the promises He has made. The promises God has made, He always keeps. Pray using God’s Word to remind Him of His promises and apply the power directly to the desired place. God desires a clean, humble heart along with a submissive spirit. When we bring our requests and ourselves to Him, He will receive us and hear our prayers.
In Matthew 20:32, two blind men found the key to the storehouse of Jesus’ power. Jesus asked them, “What do you want me to do for you?” Boldly, they answered, “Lord we want our sight.” Jesus touched their eyes; instantly they could see. A strong belief in Jesus’ power coupled along with the specific request gave God great glory. Want to unlock the storehouse of Jesus’ power? Just pray.