Mobilising, training and equipping Christians for prayer
The Lord Jesus doesn’t forbid fasting, neither does He give the impression anywhere in the Bible that He thinks it is not necessary to fast and pray anymore. Quite the contrary. But He lays down only one condition for fasting: sincerity.
Consider the things you are currently praying about. Why do you pray about them? Often we pray about the right things, but with the wrong motive.
Desperate prayer is like someone drowning, gasping for air. It is to grasp at God with hope – on the basis of His character, His promises, the blood, the cross, His covenant, His invitation and His throne of grace.
Spiritual workers and Christians in general are not mercilessly handed over to the assaults of the wiles of the devil. The fact remains though that there are onslaughts, conflicts and temptations against them, and that many suffer spiritual injury in the process.
It is important that we intercede purposefully for new converts. Allow the Holy Spirit to bring them to spiritual maturity and to change them to be conformed to the image of Christ.
God speaks to us through His Word and through prayer we respond. George Müller wrote: “..my heart being nourished by the Truth, being brought into true fellowship with God, I speak to my Father and to my Friend about the things that He has brought before me in his precious Word.”
Every believer can experience personal revival daily and in fact, should experience it.
Why is the church so powerless? Why does it have so little effect in the world? Why can’t the church succeed in taking the gospel to all the unreached nations? Why do people become converted but fail to grow to spiritual maturity?
The accounts of prayer in the Bible are the stories of individuals who laid hold of God and He performed miracles in answer to their prayers.
Jesus…said to them, “Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14
Just imagine how different the workplace and the economy would be, if believers were to pray in the marketplace for God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done.
The purpose of prayer walking is to pray on-site with insight. It is a spiritual act. We pray for the presence of God in a particular area, and for His Spirit to proclaim the kingdom of God physically and spiritually in that area.