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By Brenda Kunneman

Express Yourself

[Friday, October 9]

“I look for prayer that is genuine and expressive, says God. For there are unlimited realms of prayer that require different methods to enter them. For even as Elijah expressed himself in fervent prayer, so must you express yourself.”

Prophetic Scripture:

…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much ( James 5:16).

Elijah accomplished many things, but we find a clue that connects his amazing anointing to his prayer life. James 5:16 says that the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous person availeth much. The Amplified Bible says this fervent prayer “makes tremendous power available.” In the Greek, “effectual fervent” is one single word—energeo, meaning full of energy, working active, and white hot. Our prayers need to be full of energy—spirit, soul, and body. While there is a place for quiet, calm prayer, there is also a time for expressive prayer where your whole being gets into it. In the verses to follow, it talks about how Elijah was a normal person just like us. He prayed that it would not rain for six months and then prayed again for rain to return. If you read the account in First Kings 18:41-44, you find Elijah threw himself on the ground in prayer with his head between his knees. This indicates a very intense, expressive form of prayer.

While we don’t need to pray this way all the time, we also can’t eliminate it either. There are different expressions of prayer needed for different things, and we need to be open to them. Some expressions may include walking, laying face down, lifting your voice, and so forth. Just be open because the Lord needs prayer where you will express yourself!


Holy Spirit, teach me how to move in different realms in prayer and be open to different expressions so that I may be used effectively in prayer. I thank You that my prayers make great power available! In Jesus’ Name, amen.



Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.