Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops. James 5:16‭-‬18 NLT

One agelong and consistent pattern we see in God’s dealings with His children right from the Bible days to our time is that He does nothing except in answer to prayer. Also, one major hindrance to answered prayer is sin.

Sin, no matter how little it is in the life of any child of God does not only shorten the hand of God to rescue, it also has the capacity to shut down the heaven and renders God “impotent” to help even His children. But once the sin is acknowledged, confessed and forsaken, God is more than willing and ready to act in favor of His children.

The key to secure an open heaven is fervent and effectual prayer originating from a holy and righteous living. It doesn’t matter how long or difficult your situation, if only you can enter into God’s presence with a keen sense of need and absolute trust for His involvement in your life, it is certain that you will gain God’s immediate attention.

And once God intervenes, heavens will be rent opened for abundant showers and your ground will yield its increase again. May the Lord help you to maximize this potent weapon that you may experience the benefits of your redemption in Christ Jesus. Good morning and do have a fruitful and fulfilling week.

Your brother,