I have been feeling led to get a message out there about prayer and last night, instead of having a normal service with worship, prayer, then preaching … it was ALL worship and prayer with a powerful move of God! During this service, I had a vision of thousands of women gathered together forming what was to become a prayer platform as God began to draw men up through this platform. I was impressed that God is raising up Holy men of God and these men would be not only sustained, but shielded and protected from the prayers of the bride of Christ. REVIVAL IS COMING!!
How important it is for us to realize the importance of our own individual prayers! This vision really impressed upon me that when we pray, we aren’t just putting something out there that may or may not happen … we are putting out requests to Almighty God and He is directing our hearts to pray the prayers that need to be prayed to unlock doors and pull down walls! These prayers are the very tools God is using to tear down strong holds!
Not that I’m an expert on prayer, but I do feel I have a few things that I can offer to assist those who may be looking for some prayer tips. I don’t believe in formula’s because truthfully, prayer and worship for me has always been about relationship. As a wife, I can tell you that I need to connect with my husband. I see my worship and prayer with Jesus the same as my need to connect with my husband. If I don’t get that connection time in, things just aren’t flowing right …. I get cranky, off-balance, and not at all in sync. The funny thing is that once I get that one-on-one connection time with my husband, I’m like a little school girl talking about a mile a minute. I’m in my happy place. It is exactly the same with Jesus.
What I have found is that the more that I spend this one-on-one time with Jesus, the more He has opened my eyes to see how my silent prayers are important. He has shown me the importance of being alert and paying attention to the move of the spirit and discerning the message being heard … and this is no matter where I am at.
Specifically in church or a group function, He has taught me how to pay attention to the person on the platform and understand how vulnerable a position it is. Our pastors, preachers, evangelists or anyone taking the place on the platform need our prayers to minister effectively. Jesus has taught me to pay attention to the environment of the church and notice my surroundings. He has shown me how there is so much happening in the spiritual realm and if we are in tune with Christ, we can assist the process in going much more smoothly through prayer which will in turn, get out the message God wants to be heard. And not just before the service, this is throughout the service as well.
It’s amazing how He works too. Jesus has this way of tying things in. I see it happening all around me! I am watching how He somehow takes what seems to be chaos and on a dime, will turn it to complete order! Everything in sync! He is an awesome CEO! This is the great part of being in a relationship with Him versus simply showing up to do His work though. I’m not just an employee for His kingdom showing up and putting forth my best efforts, I am part of His body! Maybe I am crazy, but wherever I’m at, I notice the things around me and I just can’t help but be in awe of what He is orchestrating! THIS is what I am a part of? How can I can I not be completely honored to be part of such a magnificent creation??
You know, Jesus has taken the time to teach me how to be effective in prayer and other gifts because of my relationship with Him. When you begin to transition from simply praying prayers to really having a conversation with Jesus, it takes on a life all its own! Jesus will lead you and teach you and it may or not be the same lessons He taught me. But He WILL teach you. He will begin to open the gifts in your heart. He will teach you how to be effective in those gifts too! The best part though, is that you’ll be scrambling to do the work of God with excitement and soon … the work of God isn’t work at all! It’s being a part of His kingdom and understanding how everyone should have this! Joy like this is something that was only meant to be shared!
Praying was never meant to be a chore. It was meant to be connection time with a mighty God who humbled Himself to come to US and say … I want a relationship with YOU! Wow! Yes! Your voice matters! If you belong to Christ, you are a part of something wonderful! I believe that my vision is absolutely prophetic and it will be Your voice that is part of that shield/platform of prayers that will be used to sustain the Holy Men of God that Jesus is raising up! YOUR voice matters!!!