We are never without hope because we are never without prayer. Prayer confesses: God can handle it. And since he can, I have hope! When we pray in the name of Jesus, we come to God on the basis of Jesus’ accomplishment. Scripture says, “Since we have a great high priest [Jesus] over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:21-22 HCSB).
Some say, “Prayer changes things because it changes us.” I agree but only in part. Prayer changes things because prayer appeals to the top power in the universe. It is the yes to God’s invitation to invoke his name. Prayer moves the world because prayer moves the heart of God.