The Devotion: Psalm 116:1-2
Published on August 24, 2021
Good morning family and friends,
The past couple of mornings, my body has been In a bit of pain. My left wrist and right foot have flared in arthritis pain…But I know that the Father is aware and is the healer!
So, this morning I stand in the need of prayer for the inflammation to go down. The Word tells us that the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous availeth (King James) much! I remember the first time I read that verse in a KJV Bible I thought to myself, now what does that really mean…so I did what I learned in elementary school, I looked it up.
The dictionary said avail meant “to benefit” but as a toddler spiritually (3 years in the Lord), a mentor showed me how to use a Strongs Concordance of the Bible with a Hebrew Greek Lexicon, and it literally changed my spiritual walk. The word in Greek is “ischuo” and it means to have a force to be able, to be of strength, or be whole.
The Lord knew I needed the prayers of the saints this morning to avail over this pain and to be made whole! (James 5:16). Prayer not only changes the atmosphere, but it also changes us!!
I love the LORD because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. – Psalm 116:1-2
Come let us together for one another! Give The Spirit of God room to change the atmosphere!
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
THIS BLOG POST IS BY
Dr. René Rochester is the CEO and founder of Phat Star® Learning, formed over 10 years ago to serve urban youth, youth workers and impoverished communities. In our formative years we spent much of our time training inner-city urban youth workers. As the designer of the Kids Across America Kaleo Program, Dr. Rene had the opportunity to serve thousands of youth workers from around the country for over 10 years. During recent years, she has been very concerned with the state of education in our country especially among African American youth.