The Word of God speaks of a time and season for everything under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Prayer is to be a constant in our lives as believers, but in this season, a specific call to prayer and fasting for revival and awakening has been released across the Body of Christ.
The Lord is calling us to a season of fasting and prayer for His redemptive purposes: That whosoever would come, be saved, revived, and set free.
Beloved reader, I also want to invite you to actively take part in this season of prayer.
God longs to do above all we could ask or imagine as we pray His purposes, seek His face, and follow His ways. Our nation is in great need of God. Likewise, the Church is in need of reawakening to intimate relationship with Jesus unto doing the greater works of the Kingdom.
The latter is especially crucial to the coming of the promised Harvest.
“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.“ (Ephesians 3:20-21 AMP, emphasis added)
We have not because we ask not; at times, we also have not because the answers only come when we pray God’s desires instead of our own (James 4:2-3). As we seek to hear His still small voice, we will know more readily what to pray. Let’s join our hearts together with God’s, praying His redemptive plans and asking Him to do what He longs to do.
Our intercession is treasured by Heaven as we pray in agreement with the Father’s heart: On earth as it is in Heaven.
Call to Action: Make Time to Pray
In order to be productive in prayer, we must first set aside regular times to do so.
Join with your church or a local house of prayer in their weekly prayer gatherings. You can also pray with your home group, or set aside a weekly time to pray with a few friends or family. Even if you can only pray on your own, remember that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are praying with you, and many angels are always with us as well.
Your prayers, whether alongside other believers or alone in the Secret Place, can move mountains. Simply seek God’s heart and pray His Word. He is faithful.
In order to be productive in prayer, we must first set aside time to do so.
To pray most effectively, begin with God’s Word. The Apostolic Prayers, recorded for us in the New Testament, are prayers for the Body of Christ inspired by God’s Spirit. Another resource useful for praying for our nation can be found here (see the end of the article for various prayer guides).
May we be one in mind and purpose with God and each other in this season and beyond. Let’s partner with God in prayer, standing in the gap for our nation and Christ’s Bride!
“Fill up and complete my joy by living in harmony and being of the same mind and one in purpose, having the same love, being in full accord and of one harmonious mind and intention.” (Philippians 2:2 AMPC, emphasis added)
Watch this video from The Call and Lou Engle about the revival for which we pray and Lou’s new book, The Jesus Fast. May your heart be stirred with God’s passion for His Bride, the lost and our world!