“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

God is an ever-flowing fountain of pure love and blessedness. Christ is the reservoir wherein the fullness of God was made visible as grace, and has been opened for us. The Holy Spirit is the stream of living water that flows from under the throne of God and of the Lamb. God’s believing children, the Redeemed, are the channels through which the love of the Father, the grace of Christ, and the powerful operation of the Spirit are manifested on earth and imparted to others.

What a clear picture we get here of the wonderful partnership in which God includes us as dispensers of the grace of God! The time we spend in prayer covering our own needs is only the beginning of the true life of prayer. The glory of prayer is that we have power as intercessors to bring the grace of Christ and the energizing power of the Holy Spirit upon those that are still in darkness. The more we yield ourselves to fellowship with God, the sooner we will gain the courage and power to intercede for others. The more closely the channel is connected with the reservoir, the more certainly will the water flow unhindered through it.

Are we channels that remain open so that the living water may flow through to the thirsty souls in a dry and barren land? God is an ever-flowing fountain of love of love and blessing, and we, as His life can flow on the earth every day.

Adapted from Power in Prayer by A Murray