..."There is a prayer whose effect we are told availeth much... It never misses the target at which it is aimed. It never fails to obtain the object of its desire...
This type of prayer will not only receive the object prayed for, but likewise change the person praying. It will stamp eternity upon the consciousness of its bearer. It will electrify each inanimate portion of their life. It will illuminate all darkened corners of their thought. It will transfigure each earthly form of their being...
Hell shakes at the sound of such praying. Devils tremble in fear of those taken by such praying. The deviant schemes of Satan himself are unraveled as a result of this type of prayer. Hell knows its effect.
Historically, this type of praying has always proven itself to be effective. Prior to every forward thrust of glory, somewhere this manner of praying can be found. It has been the predecessor of every open move of God throughout the ages. Awakenings and revivals have been birthed in the womb of such praying. Movements and eras have been planted in the soil of such praying. Kingdoms have been born and have toppled at the hands of such praying. Nations have risen and fallen through the thrust of such praying. The eternal destinies of numerous individuals have been altered through this manner of holy prayer.
Pentecost... was preceded by this availing prayer. Those early devotees of the risen Christ displayed the fruit of such praying in their harmonious devotion to Him in prayer. Their cries and pleas were heard, and born witness to in that glorious day by the coming of wind and fire.
This manner of praying in the economy of God is indispensable. It is woven into the very fabric of His kingdom’s working. Through this availing prayer the prophetic... is realized. By this availing prayer His holy promises are prevailed upon. In this availing prayer men and women of stature are made perfect. With this availing prayer demon forces are bound.
Nothing can take the place of this manner of availing prayer. Effort strains thin when not fueled by this praying. Preaching loses punch when not drenched in this praying. Instruction grows dim when not lit by such praying. And love fails its course when not aimed by such holy praying.
Such prayer is as vast as God Himself. It is able to elevate the soul to see heaven’s heights. It is able to guide the soul through the depths of human predicament. It is able to stretch one’s being in the breadth of compassion, and preserve one steadfast in the winds of adversity. It is able to rise victorious even when at the hand of hell’s fiercest assailments.
When men or women given to such praying have been absent national wrath has been felt. God’s holy anger has been unleashed when such prayer is not found. It is the catalyst by which the mercies of God, according to His eternal covenant are realized. Abraham was emboldened by such praying to plead for Lot’s safety in Sodom. Jacob prevailed by such praying and was dubbed “Israel” for an everlasting remembrance. Moses pleaded with such prayer and spared Israel from annihilation. David lived by such praying and left footprints of prayer for us in his psalms. Solomon was honored in unprecedented ways due to the humble utterance of such praying. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and all the prophets of old evidenced the fruit of such praying, whose names are now etched forever in God’s book for our remembrance.
When examining the life of the Savior Himself one finds repeated reference to such praying. Luke informs us that it was while He was praying that the Holy Spirit descended upon Him (Lk.3:21). Likewise, prior to the choosing of the twelve we find Jesus given to a sleepless night of such praying (Lk.6:12). At the transfiguration, Luke says “while he was praying, the appearance of His face became different and His clothing became white and gleaming” (Lk.9:29). This was and is still one of the marvelous effects of such praying. It was after a time of such praying that the disciples came to Jesus requesting that He teach them also to pray (Lk.11:1). The sight of Christ in prayer overwhelmed them with a hunger to do the same. The writer of Hebrews records for us that “in the days of his flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplication with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety” (Hbr.5:7). The whole life of the Master was sprinkled and seasoned in prayer.
The apostle Paul was a man made in such praying. His prayers, scattered throughout his writings leave a legacy of this man’s heart in prayer. The loftiness of Godlike thinking and the depths of insightful utterances are both to be found in abundance in most all of his recorded prayers. What sublimity of thought comes from the one exercised in such prayer. Paul shines as both evidence and example to those intent upon such a life of holy praying.
The effect of such praying has been proven powerful. The explosive energy seen with the splitting of the atom is miniscule in comparison to such power-filled praying. Even the smallest of such prayers can yield demon devastating effects. It availeth much.
Earth’s law declares that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Heaven’s law declares that for all such prayer there is an unequal and overwhelming reaction. “Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us” (Eph.3:20). Human affairs change at the hand of such praying. Nature yields its course to the voice of such praying. Angels minister at the command of such praying. Devils bow to the power of such praying. God responds to the incense of all such holy, sacerdotal prayer, and always according to His measure, not our own.
We have an invitation today by the Holy Spirit to join the ranks of those who have gone before us. The single thing that made each of these champions great in God was their adherence to the practice of this holy manner of prayer. We also are formed from the same such clay as these. Our potential in God is no different than theirs, and in some ways greater, because we have their examples to steer and move us forward. The call to such holy praying is the highest and most essential of all. Any other positions not supported by prayer becomes ineffective and in the end can be toppled.
Let us therefore heed the invitation, and yield ourselves to the instruction of the Holy Spirit in this school of prayer. If there is a yielding and committal on our part He can make us vehicles for His purpose in this work of availing holy prayer."
From "ENERGEO" ... the Interiors of Praying