Fortitude in Weakness

There are times when people look at me and they see a very tough woman. They put in their mind that my toughness makes me insusceptible to pain. So they think it’s ok to hurt me over and over.

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Yet there are times that this tough woman shakes like a leaf and gets scared and hurt, too. Like all the others, there’s a small child in me that curls up in bed and cries her heart out, longing to be held by someone stronger than her.

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I just am so blessed that in my weakest times, I find my fortitude in Christ alone…

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Putting My Plow Away

Forgetting does not mean obliterating the memory of my past, but is a conscious refusal to let it absorb my attention and impede my progress.

 

 

Dear Lord, I’ve been plowing up the soil of past memories for far too long. Today, I’m going to put away the plow and start planting seeds. When You see me reaching for the plow and going back to rehash old grievances and hurts, I pray that the Holy Spirit will convict me quickly. Today, the past is the past and I’m not looking back.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Let It Go

There are people who can walk away from you.
And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk
Away from you: let them walk.
I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you,
Loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you,
Staying attached to you.
I mean hang up the phone.
When people can walk away from you let them walk.
Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.
The Bible said that, they came out from us that it might
Be made manifest that they were not for us.
For had they been of us, no doubt they
Would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]
People leave you because they are not joined to you.
And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.
Let them go.
And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person it just means
That their part in the story is over. And you’ve got
To know when people’s part in your story is over so that you
Don’t keep trying to raise the dead.
You’ve got to know when it’s dead.
You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something.
I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift,
I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful,
it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God
Means for me to have He’ll give it to me.
And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it.
Stop begging people to stay.
Let them go!!
If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong to you
And was never intended for your life, then you need to……
LET IT GO!!!
If you are holding on to past hurts and pains ……
LET IT GO!!!
If someone can’t treat you right, love you back,
And see your worth…..
LET IT GO!!!
If someone has angered you,
LET IT GO!!!
If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge……
LET IT GO!!!
If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction……
LET IT GO!!!
If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets
Your needs or talents
LET IT GO!!!
If you have a bad attitude…….
LET IT GO!!!
If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better……
LET IT GO!!!
If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take
You to a new level in Him……..
LET IT GO!!!
If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship…….
LET IT GO!!!
If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even
Try to help themselves……
LET IT GO!!!
If you’re feeling depressed and stressed ………
LET IT GO!!!
If there is a particular situation that you are so used to
Handling yourself and God is saying
“take your hands off of it,” then you need to……
LET IT GO!!!
Let the past be the past. Forget the former things.
GOD is doing a new thing for this New Year!
LET IT GO!!!
Get Right or Get Left .. Think about it, and then,
LET IT GO!!!
“The Battle is the Lord’s!”

~T.D. Jakes

A Talk I Had With Myself

3.17.2011

 

I have come to believe that no other person could really decide on what should happen for your life. Though at some point you have decided over some things, and thought you made stupid choices and got unexpected or unwanted results, still the Lord God could intervene and bring forth change.

Each and every day, you have to make decisions and stand firm on those. Spending life is not done by stepping backwards. You could never go back, nor could you escape what you have gotten yourself into. All you could do now is to face it bravely and though your heart may faint at times, still you should keep pressing on. It is through mistakes that sometimes you see the right answers and realize what matters most to you.

Whenever you feel tired and spent, it is never wrong to stop for a while, cry if you may want, but later on must recollect yourself and start moving forward again. What’s wrong is the moment you have resolved to give up.

You are never assured of a stumble-free and a pain-free life; but only a place where you can find comfort, healing and acceptance whenever you fall down and get your knees bruised or your heart shattered. That place is found in the arms of Jesus who would never condemn nor forsake you—no matter what.

It’s appropriate to plan ahead but it is unwise to forget that though you make countless of plans still the purposes of the Lord will stand, and anything you have planned about is still subject to change.

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart,

   but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”

Proverbs 19:21 (New International Version, ©2011)

–Do not forget this.

Through life’s negative situations, there is still a positive one lying undiscovered. Sometimes you just have to open your eyes wide and take a secondhand look. Or you may need a friend to help you see. Do not fret. The Lord will send a friend along your way.

So stop murmuring and choose to live life to the full. You can only live once. Life is but a moment, so why not try to endure yet another day? Your tears, your hurts, your uncertainties—these will all soon pass. Trust me, it will… It will…

Love, Sweet Love

2.11.2010

Ok. Well, I don’t normally write a blog for the world’s celebration during the month of February. This would actually be my first time to the best of my memory.

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As I walk everywhere, in the malls or just about anywhere, signs for the “love month” are endless. Hearts stream down on walls and on the display windows of the boutiques. Teddy bears are overpriced. Flowers are in bloom. Lovers are excited. Red is everywhere!

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I love red. I love LOVE! But I am not really much of a fan when it comes to the overpriced stuff during these times. (tee-hee!)

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I am an enthusiast of love. I am its lover.

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I see Love as more than just the couples who share a good laugh over a nice, romantic dinner. It’s more than just the chocolates and flowers. It’s more than just the balloons and stuffed animals.

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For me, love can be celebrated anywhere, anytime and not just on February’s. It can be celebrated with someone (not only for boy/girl relationship), or even when I am alone. Love is intangible. Love remains wonderful even if I may have had my heart broken. (Uh-huh, that for me is love.)

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Love is much deeper than the sweet things done on Heart’s Day. The gushy stuff is merely an icing on the cake.

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The society that I grew up in taught me to love with condition. I must only love as long as I “feel” love, as long as my needs are met, and as long as it looks pretty neat on the outside. When the feelings are gone, when things turned ugly, then that must not be love anymore.

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As time rapidly went, these phlegmatic views of mine changed. I learned that to love is to deny myself. To love is to be unselfish. To love is to give more than the expected. To love is to forgive the unforgivable. To love is to accept the unacceptable. To love is to be strong and yet remain gentle. To love is life…

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Love is the reason for everyone’s existence…

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Love for me is a choice and not just an emotion. It is a covenant that no matter what happens— I will still choose to love. Even if people may do me wrong, I would forgive over and over. Even if they may have abandoned me along the line, I would still be there for them. Even if they hate me, I would love them still. I’m not saying that it’s easy to do but I only have a short life time to learn. I might as well do most out of it. I would love in that manner because that’s what my sweet Jesus did to me.

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Love is about the naked man hung on the cross who shed His precious blood as an atonement for my sins…

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The Great Lover of my soul, my Ultimate Romance, did it for someone undeserving like me! And I couldn’t think of any love that would ever surpass that. No… There wouldn’t be anyone who could.

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The moment I met Jesus, I have had the most wonderful love life I could ever imagine! I may be nuts in the eyes of other people. I don’t really care about what they say. I care more about what my Jesus says. For in the end, it’s not going to be about me and them… It’s going to be about me and Him.

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Jesus is Love… And I am a certified lover of Love.

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Have a blessed Love month, everyone!

When My Worst Became At Its Best

2.3.2010

I walked quietly on one lonesome night and thoughts never stopped pouring in. I felt a void I couldn’t quite get rid of. Then I noticed tears have started to cascade down my cheeks, no way of stopping them now. I felt desolate. I felt abandoned. I felt alone…

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It’s one of those tough times that I needed a shoulder to cry on but couldn’t find any. Everybody seemed “too busy”. Everybody seemed not to care. Everybody seemed moving fast-forward and I was the only one in slow motion. And I felt like even if I pour my heart out to them, they wouldn’t really understand.

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No one would understand…

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I looked up at the expanse of the starlit sky. Every star looked wonderful, dancing gaily, as if they were inviting me to join in their waltz. Then as I am left in awe, I realized I have seen God’s fingerprints on the vastness of the sky. I saw one star twinkle remarkably and by that I knew the Lord said to me, “I Am here.”
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Another tear dropped.

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I felt a cool breeze brush against my skin, and it blew my hair away from my ear which made me hear a soft, soothing whisper. I knew it was Him. He said, “I Am here.”
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My heart pounded on my chest, I felt my blood rushing through my veins. Lub-dub-lub-dub-Lub-dub. In every coming in and out of blood through my heart, I was reminded that this life that I have is a gift. And in every beat my heart gave out, I heard the still, small Voice who said, “I Am here.”
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Someone listens. Someone understands. And even if the whole world turned its back on me, my Lord Jesus never will.

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I continued on my journey with wings on my feet. And whenever I stopped and felt afraid, I hear Him reassure that He’s there… with me…

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Walking on one lonesome night wasn’t lonely at all. I was never alone.

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Jesus is here.

Cowardice Is Not An Option

2.1.2010

 

Many people are not courageous enough to face the ordeals of every single day. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow or the day after next, and it is important to be brave enough to face the hardships that may come, head-on. It may not be an easy task but it is essential to know how to find our way against all the odds and not just shrink back in fear.
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Here are some things about courage which I have learned, and am learning still, that I want to share with you. I hope it could help you vanquish any apprehension that may taunt you. 
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Courage is not the absence of fear. It is doing what one is afraid to do, going where one is afraid to go. It is venturing into the unknown with much fear and trembling.
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Courage doesn’t always have to “roar”. It is sometimes the small voice at the end of the day that says, “I will try again tomorrow.”
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Courage doesn’t come from our own strength but from obedience to God. Sometimes, God will take us out of our comfort zones so He could bring us into great depths with Him. If we are always positioned in places where we know that we are strong, there’s a greater chance that we will boast to God.
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Courage is mastering your fear.
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We never have to run away and hide because the God who called us to carry out a specific purpose in this world will be steadfast to sustain us for those suffering days.  A courageous person understands the will of God and continues to do what the Lord wants even if it may hurt; even if it may seem absurd.
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If we have to step on the waters, be assured that God will be there with us. Courage doesn’t come from fearing the waves; it comes from fearing God.
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Courage is what transforms a victim into a victor.
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Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; and it is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

My friend, being courageous is a tough practice. But believe me; it will make you a better person in the end. May you find your strength in the Lord.
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“He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
~ISAIAH 40:29-31~

Slumber is Over!

1.30.2010

Allow me to start this entry by sharing a conversation I overheard from two college guys as I was in a jeepney ride going to a certain seminar that I had to attend. I didn’t mean to eavesdrop but their voices were loud enough to have caught my attention.
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Here’s how it went…
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BOY 1:    Akala ko ba magsi-shift ka na? (I thought you’re shifting to a new course?)
BOY 2:    Hindi na eh. Mahirap daw. May kaklase kasi ako na ang sabi first year pa lang daw, apat na yung math. Ang hirap nun! (I changed my mind. A classmate of mine told me that there are 4 math subjects in first year. That’s tough!)
BOY 1:    Aaaaahhhh… Ganun ba? (Is that so?)
BOY 2:    Oo. Ikaw? Itutuloy mo na ba yan? (Yup. How about you? Are you to pursue your course?)
BOY 1:    (Nodded his head confidently and smiled.)
BOY 2:    Buti ka pa… Ako? Hindi ko alam eh! Sana… (Good for you… As for me… I still don’t know… Hoping, though…)
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Those were the dialogues that were stuck up in my head as BOY 1 eventually dropped off somewhere, leaving BOY 2 (and me) in the jeep. I looked at BOY 2 and noticed that his gaze was focused afar. Perhaps the conversation he shared with his friend played in his mind and wondered if he should still pursue his current college course or not.
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I had my fair share of thoughts and somehow had a flashback of my pre-college years. I am blessed that my parents supported me with what I wanted to pursue years back. They often encouraged me to take whatever course I want and often told that it’s my life that I’m going to make, it’s my future that I’m going to establish. The wisdom that God gave them helped me decide about the course that I eventually took. And as I reflect on it now, I believe that it was the Lord who led me to study in the institution that I graduated from.
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Along my way, I have made many wrong decisions. I have relied on what my emotions often told. And just after the consequences of my choices popped one after another, that’s the only time I learned. I admit that I was one hard-headed young lady. Sadly, I mostly learned the harder way.
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Consequences come and when it does, one must live with it no matter how unbearable they may appear because it is the fruit of his/her actions. Consequences will not go. They will not leave. They are there to stay until the lessons that come together with them are learned.
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When we have done something without giving it much thought, then realized later that what we preferred was not the best, regrets arise. Sometimes, the cost of our decisions majorly affects not only ourselves but also the people around us who really cared about us most. Though we do not want others to be involved and be hurt, it happens because of the unwise choices that we make. However, though we can never turn back the hands of time, these things can be avoided in our next endeavors.
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Dr. Jonathan David, a renowned preacher once said, “Desiring experience just to learn in the end that the thing is bad is stupidity. Learning from your mistakes makes you smart. But learning from the mistakes of others makes you smarter.” (Paraphrased)
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Why do lots of people, young and old alike, do not know where they are headed? Why do people try different things all at the same time, disregarding whatever consequences these may bring? Why do they encounter a moment in their lives wherein they are unsure of the next step to take? Relationships get broken. Families fall apart. Countless lives go to waste…
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Why?
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It’s because they only live for themselves. They think that their lives are for them to squander away, in however they desire to, in whatever way their emotions prompted them to do. They do not realize that their breaths are but borrowed. Their breaths are only being lent by the Author of their life stories whom they really know not of!
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God is the Author and the Maker of everything. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Before everything came to be, He was, He is and is to come! He sees our lives in one frame. He knows about when we took our first breath and when we will breathe our last. His moments can never be confined under the timeframe of this universe because He is a “momentless” God!
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The Lord desires to give His children the best of everything. But there are times when GOOD things and opportunities get our attention. We indulge ourselves in these; we give so much time and energy for the GOOD things that when it is time for God’s BEST to come, we frequently miss out!
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Our emotions, feelings, thoughts and plans are not sturdy things in which we can rely on. In fact, the Word of God teaches that we must, at all cost, and above all else “guard our hearts for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) Our hearts are biblically referred to as the center of our intellect, the center of our emotions, and the center of our human will. Left unguarded, we may be swept away easily by the harsh waves that crash down on us.
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Our emotions and everything in us will fade away. But God? He never will. That’s why “it is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” (Psalm 118:8) It is better, or should I say, best to trust and rely on God than on anything else in the world.
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Is there a chance that we could possibly know God’s will for our lives in the clearest way?
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Of course!
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God is living. He is not dead. He is not mute. He speaks. He is a God who loves to communicate with His people. The problem is that it is His people who do not love to communicate with Him.
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How heart-wrenching could that be for a Father who long so much for His child to speak to Him, not only when the child wants his whims to be attended? God is a Father who is fascinated when His child shares a loving conversation with Him.
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How long do we spend talking with God? One minute? Five minutes? Fifteen minutes? Would it be sufficient for Someone who stays up all night to cradle us in His arms as we sleep, and stays awake in the day just to make sure that we won’t get hurt by any mishap? Do we reckon ourselves as generous for speaking “breath prayers” compared to the One who chose to give His life unselfishly so that we can be with Him eternally?
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We will always fall short. Our efforts will never be enough. But even if that is so, God is still interested in pursuing a love relationship with us.
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Clearly knowing the will of God for our lives rely on the stability of our relationship with Him, and how much we intently listen to His voice and forget our own will in exchange of His, and go on with life in proper obedience.
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God said in His Word that He knows His sheep and His sheep know Him. They recognize His voice and are very familiar with it. They obey Him because they trust that their Shepherd will lay His life to save them from peril. (John 10:14)
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It is not a very flattering thing to be compared to a sheep for the reason that they are not the smartest creatures in the animal kingdom. But a trait that I totally admire about them is how they are very much willing to hand over their lives to their Shepherd because the only thing that they know is that they know nothing.
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Children of God, and I mean the TRUE children of God, heed to their Master’s command. Even if the instructions look downright illogical to do, they still carry it out because they want to give Him the glory by accomplishing His will.
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If it is His will, then it is His will! No one can change it. When God has spoken, His Words will not return to Him empty. Remember that if we are not for God, we are going AGAINST Him.
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Rebellion is not the wisest solution. It is never a solution; not a noble thing to do. It is a direct fighting of God’s will. It is sin against the Lord. Just as a half-truth is a lie, then half obedience is disobedience.
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When God tells us to go, WE MUST GO! When He tells us to stop, WE SHOULD STOP! “Let your yes be a yes, and your no a no.” (James 5:12) We may hold the steering wheels of our lives but let us allow God to hold the remote control.
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Sometimes, God will instruct us to do things which others would think as stupid. Just follow the instructions very well and we will not fail. Let it be stupid in the eyes of other people, but in the eyes of God it is righteous.
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“Stupid” things occurred in the Bible: People marching around Jericho, making a noise barrage; Moses lifting His rod in front of a great sea with a bunch of skeptics at his back, highly raising their eyebrows; David picking up stones by the riverbanks to be used in fighting a nine foot giant. Did they turn and run away? No! They carefully followed the Lord’s instructions and what happened next? Victory was theirs!
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In the same manner, victory could be ours when we critically do what God has told us to do. Be faithful to Him and He will be faithful in return. We are often afraid of what other people might say against us, but are we not concerned at what God might speak to us?
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Let’s do things not out of obligation but out of love—genuine love for God and His will for our lives.
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Time to wake up from your slumber, people! It’s high time that we step out of the boat and step on the waters. Be assured that the Lord will be there, loving us enough to see us through.
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Now, when someone asks you if you know what God’s will for you is and adds, “Itutuloy mo na ba ‘yan? Gagawin mo ba talaga?(Are you going to pursue it?)”  I hope your answer will be a very confident nod, a yes and a smile, and not, “Ako? Hindi ko alam eh! Sana…(Me? I don’t know… Hoping, though…)

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Press on! 

It’s Now or Never

12.26.2009

There are times when we get hurt by people who are really dear to us. And yeah, it sucks. However, there are also times when it’s us who cause pain on other people, but frequently, we are unaware or we become too insensitive of others’ feelings.

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When we get hurt by others, we protest in the best way we could. But when we hurt them, we just shrug it off and act innocent. We even put all the blame on them even if it’s us who have done them wrong.

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Time and again, there’s often a word we consciously do not say right after we’ve hurt someone. We just automatically swallow it back right down our throats and don’t even care of when’s the next time we’ll have the chance to say it.

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SORRY.

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It’s a word that’s been repeatedly ignored, taken for granted, trashed. It’s a five-letter-word that can create a major impact in our lives or someone else’s. It can turn matters upside-down. Still, its meaning isn’t at all times taken seriously.

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Many of us tend to think, “I’ll just say it to him/her the next time we bump on each other,” believing that there will probably be a next time. But what if there isn’t? Are we sure that we won’t be living our lives in regret?

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Are our hearts and consciences already that calloused that we can bear seeing other people have difficulty on carrying a burden that we caused? Are we that insensitive because we know their hearts ache and yet we are not a bit concerned?

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Selfishness. Pride. Anger. All these are just some factors why we end up keeping our hearts, our minds, and our mouths shut. We thought this would shield us from getting ourselves hurt. Right?

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Wrong!

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The more we keep these in us, the more rotten we become. We will get rotten to the core, little by little, and we will be left ignorant and disoriented of a battle we’ve created in our own lives. Our inmost beings decay and it’s only a matter of time when we will catch its stinky whiff on air.

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We live in a decomposing world– a world covered in the grime of sin. And if we let sin rule in our lives, we putrefy even faster than we think.

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Sorry, if wholeheartedly and unabashedly said, can soften hardened hearts. It opens a door to healing, both ways, and provides a way to reconciliation.

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Sorry can create a bridge on a broken road of friendship or any kind of relationships. It may not give instant results, but it can offer a fresh start.

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Sorry might be too short to utter, but when it’s been said in a truthful way, its impact may last a lifetime.

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Sorry is a weighty word. It isn’t weighty because it’s hard to say. It is so because it has a heavy meaning. And it only gets cumbersome to vocally express when it’s not from the heart and when we are too self-centered. Many are just oblivious of this truth…

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Sorry may not thoroughly bring about immediate forgiveness on the other party, but it will surely give us a beautiful hope that one day, there is a chance of being forgiven. It will then set us free…

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“Live a life filled with love for others…

Be careful how you live…

Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days.

Don’t act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do.”

Ephesians 5:2, 15, 16-17

(New Living Translation)

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Sorry is a serious word. Let us mean it when we say it. It’s as saying that we would do everything not to commit the same mistake over and over—or better yet, not to commit it anymore.

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This is our final call. Say our apologies now to the ones we’ve hurt before everything gets too late?

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Or be sorry forever…

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“If anyone says, ‘I am living in the light,’ but hates a Christian brother or sister,

That person is still living in the darkness…

Anyone who hates a Christian brother or sister is living and walking in darkness.

Such a person is lost, having been blinded by the darkness.”

1 John 2:9, 11

(New Living Translation)

Accuracy in Prayer: Positive

I recall telling a friend and pertaining to another, “Whatever successes he has right now, I’m not a part of it anymore.” That was what I thought then, but when I really started reflecting on what I said, I realized how inaccurate the thought I had was.
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No matter the distance, no matter the hindrances, no matter what circumstances I and another are in, I can still be connected to that person— that is if I want to, I always have a choice. I can still make an impact in his or her life even without them knowing it. I can make a difference.
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How?
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Through prayer
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It clearly doesn’t matter if they have asked me to pray for them. What matters is that out of my care and love for these people, out of the abundance and compassion that the Lord has given me inside my heart, I am able to give some of my time to bow my head, let my knees touch the cold floor, and utter my earnest prayers for them.
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And it’s also not a big issue if they have been praying for me in return even without my request. I hardly give that a thought, but if ever they do, a bunch of thanks.
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It really is a wonderful feeling, though, when somebody has tapped me at the back, or has sent me a simple message, beaming as he or she says, “Ghay, I prayed for you! I know the Lord will provide anything that you will need.” And just as wonderful how my heart overflows as I reply, “Thank you so much! That meant a lot to me.
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Another is when someone would voluntarily ask me, “What would you want me to pray about you, Ghay?” At that, I feel loved, cared for and I see how really important I am to that person. These people love me! It leaves me feeling perked up, encouraged and invigorated.
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If that’s how I react with such, then undoubtedly, they could have the same response if I do that for them as well.
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Do unto others what you would want them do unto you.  And, Give a little love and it all comes back to you. Yes. But the thing is, not everything I do for others will be reciprocally done to me. What I’m stressing on is that even though they do not do for me the same things that I do for them, still in the end, I will have no regrets that I’ve done things that will benefit them. I have been of help, even in the littlest way. Again, I have made a difference.
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  Prayer does wonders, not only to other people but for me as well. During my private moments with God, His Spirit engraves in my heart the names of the people whom He wants me to pray for. Even in prayer, He strips off selfishness in me and replaces it with concern for others and their needs. As I go on the rest of my day, I know in my heart that these people will be secured in His hands. I can go on without worrying, for the Lord has taken note of everything I told Him. Then, I smile.
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Why worry when you can pray? This is one of my favorite quotations since I was in college. It still lives true even today. Worry does not do anything good for my mind, heart and body. It vacuums all the energy in me. The Lord has taught me a counter-attack for worry and that is prayer itself. Well, it definitely works for me. And if it works for me, it will for you, too.
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In additional to this sharing, there are times when along my day or week, good news will come knocking on my doorsteps. The person/s I have prayed for has achieved this or that. They have gone here and there. However the news reaches me, I rejoice!
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I rejoice because I have prayed for this person. I have offered time to draw him/her to the Lord. I celebrate the victory someone I prayed for has achieved. My way of thinking is transformed… “Whatever successes he/she may have right now, or in the future— casting aside whatever the space is in between us— I am a part of it.”
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Even if they are unaware, even without their requests made known to me, even if it’s just a confidential thing between me and the Lord, I will pray for them because by doing so, when they are blessed, then I am blessed all the more. After all, my prayers are for free!
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Likewise, you will be a part of someone else’s life depending on your choice, and the decision will always fall in your hands… But do keep in mind that to pray continually and to pray for others with joy and gladness is the Lord’s will. Prayers offered in faith make mountains move, make walls crumbling down, and evil dominions are triumphed over.
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1 Thessalonians 5:17    “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
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James 5:16    “Therefore… pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
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Job 42:10    “After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.”
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Proverbs 15:29        “The Lord is far from the wicked but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
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(All italics, mine)
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Pray unceasingly for others. It has benefits. Dare to make a difference.