A Word On Prayer

By: Gabriela Yareliz

A lot of resources and messages have come together for me pertaining to prayer. I feel this is no accident. It’s like God is trying to teach me something new in this season. Something more effective. A better connection with the authority and power of Heaven.

Throughout the week, the phrase “take back what is yours” has come up. It has been a bold phrase popping up in a time steeped with discouragement and spiritual warfare. There is so much that through pain, hurt, sin and life, the enemy has tried and sometimes successfully stripped from us. We have felt the stinging absence in our hands and hearts. We sometimes feel like a boxer who is dizzy about to receive the TKO blow.

There is not much else I can really find words to express in this moment other than the sentiment Beni Johnson expresses in her book about intercession (thank you to my beautiful friend Delfina for this gift)— thanks to the cross, we no longer have to fight for victory, but we fight from a place of victory.

I have realized that, at times, so many of my prayers are shaped as though fighting for victory— but in all truth, I’ve had it all backwards.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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