Your prayer holds great powerYou hear a news report, and in that moment, your heart is pulled.
It occurs to you to pray, but then the thoughts come:

  • “Who am I, to pray about such a big issue?”
  • “How can my prayer make a difference?”
  • “I don’t know what to pray!”

And the moment passes.

Or maybe you have a situation close to you that is painful, and you are wondering how to pray. It’s going to take a miracle.

If you can relate to this, you are not alone! I believe the Lord wants you to know this:

Your prayer holds great power.

It is the seed for a miracle.

The Mailbox

Last Sunday, due to Covid-19 restrictions in Australia, we were participating in our regular church service online.

As I closed my eyes in worship, I found myself in a vision, looking at a mailbox. A letterbox!
It was grey, it was made of stone, and I could see the slot for the mail.

Then, I saw a letter being dropped into that mailbox.

The letter was small, the mailbox nondescript. And I wondered—would someone from the postal service come and collect this letter?

But instead, I saw that letter being sucked upwards at high-speed!

And that’s when I realized that although that mailbox looked small, it stretched up into Heaven.

The Letter

“I have come because of your words” (Dan 10:12b)

Instantly, that letter reached God’s throne, where the words written on it, separated out from the pages.

Those words were alive! And they flew into God’s right hand.
And then, stretching out His right arm, the Father released His power. It was as though He threw it.

  • Like lightning, God’s answer to that small letter was launched earthward

The Man Who Prayed at Home

As I prayed about the vision [1], I was reminded of a story from Daniel chapter 6.

One day, there was a man praying in a room.
It was Daniel, seeking God in his home.
He was asking for God’s help, His mercy and favor.

And Daniel needed it, for the favor on his life had inflamed his enemies so much, they wanted to destroy him.
Those enemies walked in as Daniel was praying, and arrested him for the “crime” of prayer.

And the king of Persia, tricked by Daniel’s enemies into banishing prayer, was forced to punish his favorite, Daniel.

Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions.

Prayer Precedes Power

We often talk about the extraordinary interventions of God in this story of the lion’s den.

  • But let’s not miss that they were preceded by the prayer of a man in his home.

In later chapters of the book of Daniel, an angel told him,
“I have come because of your words” (Dan 10:12b)
“As soon as you began to pray, a word went out” (Dan 9:23b)

As Daniel was praying in his home, God was already releasing His answer. God sent an angel to shut the mouths of the lions.

In the meantime, the Holy Spirit was at work in the heart of the king.
The king’s heart was broken, but then to his astonishment, Daniel walked out alive.

The move of God spread like fire, for that king, awakened to faith, sent out a decree to every part of his kingdom.
All people of every nation he ruled, were to worship the God Daniel served!

The Man Who Prayed in His Workplace

Nehemiah was in his workplace, busy with his duties, when the king he served asked him a question that laid bare his heart (Neh 2).

  • In that moment, Nehemiah sent a quick prayer for help to God
  • It was unheard by those surrounding him, but it reached Heaven!

That prayer was instantly answered, as the Holy Spirit touched that king’s heart and caused him to respond favorably.

Jerusalem’s walls—broken and burned, were about to be restored.

So, if you are working, or busy, know this! Your prayer, as you go about your day, is powerful.

The Power of a Cry for Help!

The mailbox I saw didn’t have fancy metal trimmings.
But it was solid as a rock.
The prayer that holds power, does not have to be complex, clever, or crafted.

It may be a simple cry for help, sent from your heart. [2]

  • We know that Daniel, and Nehemiah were great intercessors, who spent considerable amounts of time in prayer.

And yet, the Holy Spirit records this one moment when Nehemiah shot up a prayer while he was working—and describes Daniel’s simple prayer for help, from his home.

Why? It is a message to us.
Your small prayer can release great power.

It’s Time to Pray

So, the next time you face a problem, or hear a news report, and the enemy whispers, “Who are you, to pray about such a big issue?”
Ignore that thought.

For you are significant in God’s Kingdom.

Cry out to God from your heart. Your prayer in that moment may simply be a word: “Jesus”.
But your Father knows all in your heart.
He knows where you are.

And that small letter, delivered into Heaven’s “mailbox”, will make an eternal difference in the situation you are petitioning him for.
For your prayer holds power.

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Notes and Related Posts:

[1] How I receive visions:
When I describe a vision I’ve seen, it’s usually a vivid impression in my mind’s eye, accompanied by a strong sense of God’s Presence. I’m not speaking of an “open” (physical) vision. I believe all prophetic words, encounters and visions should be compatible with Scripture and need to be weighed up.

[2] Prayer: When Your Cry Goes Up, Heaven Comes Down

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48 thoughts on “Heaven’s Mailbox: Your Prayer Holds Great Power”

  1. Dear Helen,
    I thank God for your ministry and how God is using you to reach out to others.
    My husband and I have been praying for a very long time concerning a particular issue, but nothing seems to change. At times I would wonder if God is actually aware of what we are going through. Before I met my husband, and in the early years of our marriage he was doing very well financially, 4yrs into our marriage he lost his job and our marriage is 11yrs old now and everything has remained the same. I was running the home all these years till last year when I lost my job too. It looks like we are tied to this position, nothing seems to be working out for us.
    Just recently I took a critical look into my maternal family and based on my findings I have this feeling so strong that there is a generational curse in my maternal lineage. There is not one person in my entire maternal family that is successful. Everyone is practically living from hand to mouth. I think I am the cause of my husband’s financial struggles.
    I have been praying concerning this but it seems my prayer is not enough.
    My prayer request:
    Please join me in prayers for every generational curse of poverty to be broken in my family. It must end in my generation and must not be passed down to my children.

    1. Hi Ejueyitsi, yes am praying for you now, last year God spoke to us about our family and said, “I am removing shame from the generations. I am changing your story!” I pray the same over you

  2. Praise Jesus woman of God,
    I bless King Jesus for the word he allowed you to share. Due to the current pandemic there’s a weakness in prayer that has surrounded my Christian walk and I receive the grace of God to pray, fast, read the word, give , tithe, sow seed, minister.

    May God bless you increase you and make his face shine upon you.

    1. Hi Tracy, thank you so much! I pray for you to receive His abundant grace, so that you can simplify and intensify your prayer life!

  3. Sheila M Herrera

    Hi, Helen that was so beautiful ! All I can do is weep as I was reading. I’ve been struggling within my school courses and spending time with God. I haven’t been praying because I’ve been feeling distracted or pressured in my work. I just wanted to say thank you for encouraging teachings.

      1. Nelly Pascual Juan

        Good morning Mrs. Calder. I have been reading many of your writings and they have helped me along my walk with God. Recently within the last 2 years I have had visions and dreams that I feel are from God, but I cannot interpret them. I know they’re from God because they stay imprinted in my mind. Many of them have had my son (18 years old ) and I in these dreams and visions and there are storms of all types, but we are only viewing what is happening as if we were in front of a screen. I would like to the meaning of these dreams. Can you please help? I have asked those around me in ministry, but no one has an answer. They just say to pray, but so far I don’t feel I
        have gotten an answer. Thank you

        1. Hi Nelly, I don’t specialise in the area of dreams, but I can encourage you to look up on YouTube the teachings of Streams Ministries and John Paul Jackson. They have many helps on interpreting dreams.

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