The Power of PrayerRecently, as I was approaching a prayer training engagement, I cried out from my heart, ‘Lord I want to teach about prayer in such a way that reflects the reality of what it means.’

I felt the Holy Spirit breathe into my heart the word, ‘fusion.’

My first thought was, ‘Fusion has the idea of two or more things being brought together and united as one. Through prayer, we unite with God, and each other, to fulfil His purposes.’

I liked it. But later, when researching more about what ‘fusion’ means, I was amazed to read:

‘Fusion is the source that powers stars.’

Fusion as a Picture of Prayer

Fusion is a scientific term. [1] Picture this:

Nuclear fusion takes place when two atoms are bonded together to become one new atom.

  • It takes a tremendous amount of heat to force two atoms to fuse together. And when the two smaller atoms join to become one, the mass of the newly formed atom is less than the sum of the two of them together. The difference is released in energy.

Extreme energy. Powerful energy.

At the sun’s core, extreme temperatures cause hydrogen atoms to fuse together and create helium. The energy created by that fusion is being continually released and its rays reach us here on earth.

Fusion powers the sun. It gives us life and sustains the earth.

And through that picture—of fusion—God is saying,

‘This is the power of prayer. When you unite with Me, in intimacy, in purpose, the transactions that we make together in prayer will release extraordinary power for My purposes on earth to take place.’

Prayer Precedes Power

‘Fusion’ is also a picture of us, God’s people, uniting together in prayer. [2]

Jesus said, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matt 18:19-20)

Something takes place when we unite in prayer. There is a fusion that results in God’s power being released for extraordinary answers.

We see it in the book of Acts:

  • In Acts 1 the believers are all joined together constantly in prayer. (Acts 1:14) As Acts 2 opens, they are all together in one place on the Day of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit comes like a mighty rushing wind.
  • In Acts 4, the believers gather together in response to threats and persecution and they raise up a united cry of prayer to God. Fusion! The Holy Spirit falls and the building shakes and the believers are filled with boldness and speak God’s word boldly.
  • In Acts 12 we read that Peter was in prison, but the church had gathered and was in earnest prayer for him.
    ‘…Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.’ (Acts 12:6-7)
    Peter walked past the sentries, an iron gate opened by itself and he walked free into the city streets. Peter turns up at the prayer meeting, much to the amazement of those praying.
  • In Acts 13, The leaders of the Church in Antioch are praying and fasting, united in prayer, and fusion takes place. The Holy Spirit indicates that it is time for Saul and Barnabas to be released to the work God has called them to. A nation-shaking, Apostolic ministry is released from that prayer meeting.
  • In Acts 16, Paul and Silas are in prison and they raise their voices in prayer and in praise, singing hymns. Fusion! A violent earthquake breaks every chain and opens every door, and salvation comes to the jailer and his whole household.

Prayer precedes power!

Two Keys to Fusion in Prayer

1. Praying According to Father’s Purposes

‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ (Matt 6:10)

Prayer is one of the most prophetic things we can do. Through prayer, we partner with the Holy Spirit, making transactions that bring about God’s purposes.

  • Fusion takes place when we pray according to God’s will.

Prophetic prayer occurs when we pray using revelation (supernatural insights) revealed to us by the Holy Spirit about what God wants to do. The Spirit not only leads us in what to pray, but how to pray.

However in His grace, God has made provision for us in our weakness. Even when we do not know God’s intended outcome in our natural minds, we can still pray according to His perfect will by praying in the Spirit. (Rom 8:26, 1 Cor 14:2)

2. Fervency in Prayer

Just as fusion takes place in a state of extreme temperatures, fervency provides the environment for fusion in prayer to take  place.

‘The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.’ (James 5:16b, NKJV) [3]

It is time to release old definitions about what prayer is, and what it accomplishes, and take a fresh look at Scripture to see prayer from God’s viewpoint.


[1] For more about nuclear fusion, read: or

[2] Interestingly, the opposite of fusion is fission. Fission is when atoms are split—a process that also creates energy, but results in hazardous waste—an illustration about the dangers of division.

[3] The Greek word translated ‘effective, fervent’ is energeo – meaning working, to be operative, be at work, put forth power. Strongs G1754

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6 Ways to Foster Fervency in Prayer

The Power of Prophetic Prayer

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6 thoughts on “Fusion: How Prayer Releases Extraordinary Power”

  1. Thank you for that powerful visual illustration. Much appreciated. Looking forward to the Winepress Womens Camp in October. God Bless.

  2. Awesome…we just started prayer group at work…then I read this! I needed this word on the depth of prayer…I had missed so much of this previously…thank you!!

  3. I was once a born-again evangelical Christian who for years prayed for God to speak to me in my heart, as I had been promised he would. He never did. God never spoke to me in a still, small voice. God never “moved” me or “led” me. I finally blamed myself for God’s refusal to speak to me and left the Church. Now that I am older, I have had time to look at the evidence, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the problem wasn’t me…it was God.

    Here is the evidence I found:

    Disease and Illness: Christians have the same rates of disease and illness as non-Christians. Jesus doesn’t seem to answer prayers for healing. The percentage of non-Christians, including atheists, who recover from illness is the same as that of Christians. Christians who claim that they were healed due to prayer cannot prove that their healing was not due to some other factor, such as the medication that their doctor was giving them or pure coincidence. If Jesus really heals people due to prayer, Christians should have a much higher healing rate. They don’t.

    Death rates: The average life span of Christians is no better than that of non-Christians, including atheists.

    Accident rates: Christians have just as many accidents as non-Christians. There is no evidence that Jesus provides any better protection for Christians behind the wheel than non-Christians, including atheists. So asking Jesus to keep you and your family safe on your road trip doesn’t seem to be of any benefit.

    Job promotion: Is there any evidence that Christians are promoted in their jobs more often than non-Christians? I doubt it. Praying to Jesus to give you that promotion or that raise that your family really and truly needs doesn’t seem to work.

    Food poisoning: Most Christians pray before every meal for God to bless their food. However, no study I am aware of indicates that Christians have fewer incidences of food poisoning or that Christians are healthier than non-Christians. Jesus doesn’t seem to respond to prayers for “blessing” food.

    Child Safety: This is a big one for most Christian parents. We pray to Jesus to keep our children safe. Studies, however, demonstrate that the rate of accidents, injuries, disease, and death among the children of Christians is no different than the rates for the children of non-Christians. Praying to Jesus to keep your children safe is not effective.

    Now, maybe it isn’t God’s will for Christians to have lower disease rates, lower death rates, lower accident rates, lower food poisoning rates, lower child injury rates, and higher job promotion rates. But get this: Christians, and even evangelical Christians, have the same divorce rate as non-Christians! So either evangelical Christians are not praying to Jesus regarding their selection of a life partner (which I don’t believe for a second) or Jesus isn’t listening.

    Or just maybe…Jesus isn’t there.

    1. Hi Gary, thank you for stopping by and for sharing your views, you are very welcome. Sorry it has taken a few days to get back to you, I was overseas when your comment came through.
      It sounds as though you are having a crisis of faith. I pray that you have an encounter with God and His love.
      My husband and I have had an extraordinary year, we’ve seen many Divine interventions and answer to prayer. Prayer is at its highest and best viewed through the lens of personal relationship with Jesus, rather than through scientific calculations. Thank you for reading the article and for sharing your thoughts.

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