Mobilising, training and equipping Christians for prayer
Many people working in the medical profession regularly have to work very long hours and often lack the equipment needed to do their jobs. It is very difficult for them to cope with the pressure. Let us pray for them and for the conditions at medical facilities. (Ook in Afrikaans)
Baie mense in die mediese professie moet gereeld baie lang ure werk en het dikwels nie die nodige toerusting om hulle werk te doen nie. Vir baie is dit moeilik om die druk te hanteer. Laat ons vir hulle en vir die toestande by mediese fasiliteite bid.
God poured out the Holy Spirit on the first believers and that sparked a revival in Jerusalem which spread to many countries in the Roman Empire. Reading the Book of Acts gives us a biblical picture of what normally happens during a revival.
In 1861 in Paarl, South Africa, a small group prayed together every evening during the ten days between Ascension Day and Pentecost, like the first Christians who waited to be baptised with the Holy Spirit. There was great expectancy and they were not disappointed.
There is nothing more central and important when preparing for revival than prayer, especially prayer in small groups. This has happened in some form or another in more than 90% of all recorded revivals.
Every believer should examine themselves regularly for issues in their life that present obstacles to prayer.
The Boers asked why it had to happen, but God had a bigger plan in the midst of their suffering. Boers who went to the camps as prisoners of war unsaved returned as true born-again Christians, filled with the Holy Spirit. God worked powerfully in these camps.
Muslims believe that with sufficient personal merit and righteousness, and the favour of Allah, they will go to eternal heaven. It is important for Christians to know what the differences are between what they believe and the beliefs in Islam, so we can pray for them.
Assuming responsibility will always cost us. It expects us to crucify ourselves and put the interests of others before our own.
A Christian’s understanding of God and a Jew’s understanding of God are similar, but there are also crucial differences. Let’s look at how these beliefs differ so we are better able to share our faith in Jesus as Messiah with Jews, and let’s pray for them with great compassion in our hearts.
By studying and praying the Lord’s prayers we come into a deeper understanding of what is on our Heavenly Father’s heart.
It is of the utmost importance that each one of us understands why we are here and what God desires to do with our lives. God has revealed this to us in several verses in Scripture. As you pray these verses, ask the Holy Spirit to show you how this applies to your life.