Moments of Faith Devotional June 04, 2024 by Prophet Frank Udoh

Title : Intense Prayers: Unlocking Heaven’s Power

Scripture: “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” — James 5:16b (NLT)


In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to let our prayer life become routine, lacking the fervency and passion that marked the prayers of great men and women of faith. Yet, Scripture reminds us of the immense power in fervent, intense prayers. These are the prayers that move mountains, change circumstances, and align us with God’s divine will.

Intense prayers are characterized by their depth, sincerity, and urgency. They are born out of a deep need and a profound dependence on God. These prayers are not mere rituals but heartfelt conversations with our Heavenly Father. When we pray intensely, we engage in spiritual warfare, standing in the gap for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Consider the prayers of Elijah, who fervently prayed for rain after a long drought, and God responded (1 Kings 18:42-45). Or think of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, praying so earnestly that His sweat became like drops of blood (Luke 22:44). These examples show us that intense prayers are powerful and effective, bringing divine intervention and supernatural outcomes.

1. Align with God’s Will: Start by seeking God’s will through His Word. Intense prayers are most powerful when they align with His promises and purposes.
2. Pray with Faith: Believe that God hears you and will answer. Doubt can hinder the effectiveness of your prayers.
3. Be Persistent: Like the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8, continue to pray without giving up, knowing that God honors perseverance.
4. Pray with a Pure Heart: Confess any known sin and ask for God’s cleansing. The prayers of a righteous person are powerful and effective.
5. Use Scripture: Pray God’s Word back to Him. This aligns your prayers with His promises and builds your faith.


Heavenly Father, teach us to pray with intensity and fervor. Ignite a passion within us to seek You earnestly and persistently. Help us to align our prayers with Your will and to pray in faith, believing for the miraculous. As we come before You with intense prayers, may we see Your power manifest in our lives and circumstances. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Further Reading

1. 1 Kings 18:42-45 – Elijah’s fervent prayer for rain.

2. Luke 22:39-46 – Jesus’ prayer in Gethsemane.
3. Luke 18:1-8 – The parable of the persistent widow.
4. Philippians 4:6-7 – Praying with thanksgiving and faith.
5. Hebrews 11:6 – The importance of faith in prayer.

Closing Thoughts

Intense prayers are a powerful tool that God has given us to connect with Him and bring His will to pass on earth. When we pray with intensity, we tap into the vast resources of heaven, experiencing God’s power and presence in profound ways. Let your prayers be filled with passion and persistence, knowing that our God is eager to hear and answer.

Get equipped for powerful prayers with Prophet Frank Udoh’s eBook, “Mastering Powerful Prayers.” This book is available on Amazon and other platforms. Use the links below to get your copy:

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May your prayer life be transformed, and may you see mighty results as you pray intensely and earnestly.

This devotional is designed to inspire and motivate you to deepen your prayer life, embracing the power of intense, heartfelt prayers. By aligning your heart with God’s will and persevering in faith, you can experience extraordinary breakthroughs and divine encounters.

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