Ever notice we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray?
Hold on, do not stop praying. Do not stop believing that the same God that Daniel cried out to is the same God to whom you cry out. Angels are already on assignment to see the fulfilment of your prayer. But you must hold on! Continue to contend for yourself and your family. Contend for freedom over cities and nations. Trust God that the help you need is in transit and is on the way even as you read this. God has already started the process. In fact, He started the very first time you prayed. (Daniel 10) But you must hold on in faith even as you cry out to God for the strength to hold on.
I don’t believe in spiritual formulas or magic words, but I do believe God is faithful to do what He promised if we’re faithful to be obedient to Him. His word tells me repentance leads to times of refreshing, renewal, healing and awakening.. how GREAT is our need for all of those things in this hour. And there is much to repent of on behalf of our nations and the people of God. So with the same fervency, we long for a spiritual awakening, we are eager to humble ourselves, fast, repent, and consecrate our lives afresh.
We would be still and know that You are God…. We stand in awe of You…, Your awesome holiness, majestic splendour, blazing glory, limitless power, and unquestionable sovereignty. We worship You for Your flawless character, Your infinite knowledge and wisdom, Your absolute justice, unswerving faithfulness, unending mercy…. We bow our hearts and bend our knees before… Your dazzling beauty, Your fascinating personality, Your incomprehensible humility, Your unsearchable understanding, and Your unfathomable love….Our greatest need is to have a far greater revelation of what You are really like. We ask You to meet that need.
Jesus, our Commanding Officer, has assembled our prayers, acts of worship, and prophetic declarations and set them under the gates of hell. He is calling forth a detonation at this time in history. Do not ever lose hope and think that your acts of faithfulness to pray, worship, and make prophetic declarations is of no effect. The weapons of our warfare and their immediate effect are not easily assessed because they function in the unseen realm of the Spirit. Paul said of this kind of spiritual warfare “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds” ( II Corinthians 10:4). All that you have done in the name of Jesus in obedience to His voice has been set as supernatural charges to bring down the strongholds of hell and those who work in partnership with hellish agendas. Great change is on the horizon.
As I was falling asleep one night, I ‘heard’ the wail and weeping of hundreds of souls in deep travail. I asked God. “Who are these who weep so?” And God answered. “These are the cries of the persecuted church, who intercede for those Christians who live in freedom of faith and take it for granted.” My heart broke.
When I pray for another person, I am praying for God to open my eyes so that I can see that person as God does, and then enter into the stream of love that God already directs toward that person.
Intercessors must guard their hearts and motivations. Remember he is the commander in chief, not us. He directs us, our job is not to convince Him. We are his foot soldiers. Wait on him for his instructions on how to pray into a situation.
There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up his power in answer to their prayers.