Mobilising, training and equipping Christians for prayer
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.
Jehovah’s Witnesses worship one-person whom they call ‘Jehovah’, but they do not believe there is a Trinity. They believe that Jesus is the first thing created by Jehovah and that they must earn everlasting life on earth by good works, such as door-to-door evangelism. Learn more to pray effectively for Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Meekness is not powerlessness, but power under control. Jesus had power available to Him far beyond anything we could imagine. Yet He restrained Himself, even before His crucifixion. Jesus said: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” How are you doing with that?
If the powers of darkness are allowed to work undisturbed, they will get control over governments and people in positions of authority. Scripture is quite clear that we should pray “for kings and all those in authority.” This is a direct instruction that we should regard seriously.