Silent prayer is effective. But spoken words speak power.
I read my Bible every day, and let the words inspire me.
I read the Psalms, which are prayers about different topics, and these inspire me just as well, since they are also the Word of God.
When I pray for others, and myself, many times I will read passages from the Word, and claim the promises.
This is silent prayer.
Sometimes someone calls me for prayer, and then I have to speak my prayers out loud, so they can hear me.
Something changes, and as the Words leave my lips, I feel overwhelmed and feel like I am going to cry.
I am adding the breath of life to Words on a page.
This breath is a gift from God.
I can feel the life in the Words I am speaking and I feel activated.
The breath gives life to the Words.
In the beginning, God spoke, and creation came into existence.
He spoke it, and it came to pass.
So, as we are filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the breath of life, we also can speak things into existence though Him.
Only God can read our thoughts.
The spirit realm cannot do this, unless God allows it.
So the angels and the powers of the air respond to the words they hear.
The tongue can be used for good or evil, and we give life to our thoughts when we speak them out loud.
Our spoken words bring either blessings or curses.
They can be creative or destructive.
art by Steve Heivly
The Lord once told me:
“Speak it, and it will come to pass.”
Sometimes I forget to do this, when overwhelmed by the demands of daily life.
So here, I am reminding myself to do what I am told, and to share this with others.
Find the promises of God in scripture to your situation and SPEAK the promise OUT LOUD.
Give life to the words.
Transform your life, by working in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, who is our Breath of Life.