Prayer Power

Acts 6: 4

But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.

On March 3, 2020 I wrote that I believed God was calling us to prayer this year. I wish I had taken that Word from God more seriously and done more praying, but I say, it is not too late.

I think everyone can understand, now, why our Beloved was calling us to prayer. Our Father loves us and wants not even one of us to come to harm. That is why He called us to prayer. He is our love and our protection. On the other hand, He has given this earth to us. We are the voices of authority in the earth. That is why Father called out to us. He, literally, prayed to us to enter into a period of prayer. He was activating the partnership He has with us. He can intervene but it is our voices, hands and prayers that move the mountains. He has a spiritual army to deploy but it is our prayers which give these angels, and others, their marching orders.

You no longer have the shortage of time you did, and this is the silver lining. Turn off the television. Too much of that will poison your brain and cause you to fear. Grab that book, you know the one. Read Psalm 46: 10, read it in several translations. Bible Gateway can help you with that. In that space of calm and quiet, slow down your mind and listen. Put a pad of paper beside you so that you can record what you hear. God will lead you in what to do and how to pray. He may give you an idea for a prayer, as He did me. He may give you another idea which will aid others in this time. Be still and listen to the heart of God. He, clearly, has been calling out to His people.

Pray. Pray earnestly. If you do not pray in tongues, go to Acts 2. Read it and ask the Father to pour out His Spirit upon you. This is a good time to receive that gift. I wish to repeat what I said the other day, you are called to this time. Your prayers will make a difference. You are a warrior and this is the appointed time. This is the time we have been hearing preachers speak about for years. Read Ephesians 6: 10 – 18. Let’s do this!

One more thing – please check on your elder neighbors.

Tomorrow I will share with you the vision and prayer that our Father gave me.

Year of Prayer

Acts 6: 4

But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.

At the beginning of the year many ministers seek the Lord for a word about what the new year will hold for believers. Some of you may have noticed that I was quiet on the topic this year. The reason was that I did not seek the Lord on the subject, I rarely do, but He often speaks something to me. I didn’t feel like I had heard Him this year, but now I am certain that I did, and have.

I actually had the sense on January 17th that many of us were being called into a deeper prayer life (See the Word of the Day for January 17th). Coupled with that is a Word of the Day from December 20th, 2019. That was when I first began to talk about the new year. Now two months of the new year are behind us and I have a very clear idea about what God is saying to us about this year. We are called to prayer: to deeper prayer, different prayer and more prayer. He wants to change the way we have prayed in the past, add to it or maybe deepen it but there is definitely a call to prayer for this year and this call is to every one of the saints. I thought initially that it might be to just some of us. As I have pondered Lent and meditated on other topics the same answer keeps arising, “Pray.”

Each of us must approach God for ourselves and ask what He wants for us individually. Some of you have already told me you are being encouraged to spend more time in prayer. Others, it’s about the depth of prayer. For me, the Father wants me spending more of my prayer time in tongues. So, you see, it is not one size fits all. You cannot go wrong with any of those options, but it is best if you ask the Father what He has in mind specifically for you.

I am convinced, though, that this is the Year of Prayer and each of us are being called to prayer. Lives change, circumstances are altered, and revival is ushered in by prayer. We will be adding more members to our prayer team too. If God is calling you to help us by praying over the prayer requests we receive, then please connect with me by simply replying to this devotion or emailing me directly. Be blessed!