July 24, 2022

The Call to Prayer

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The marking of the Holy Spirit is becoming even more evident in these times.

As we are living in chaos of the last days, as much as the power of darkness is real, the power of God is greater still.

Our God is unconditional in His faithfulness, blessing and calling us qualified no matter what we face.

There is a greater outpouring and manifestation of the Holy Spirit in these last days. The presence and power of the Lord upon His church.

What matters is how committed and consistent we are in our walk with the Lord.

There is an urgency to preach the Gospel. It is always the time to preach the Gospel.
There is also an urgency for prayer.

“Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭9:37-38‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Every believer is called to prayer.
The fundamentals of prayer are so simple.

Prayer is earthly permission for heavenly intervention.

A simpler definition is also talking with God. There is a difference, though, between talking to God and talking with God.

We got to speak and listen with God. There is a time for us to talk and a time for us to wait on Him.

We are many times the ones who stop ourselves from hearing the voice of God.

God longs to hear your voice and is so intimate and relational. He longs to answer back.

We are not called to question or doubt God. Our position is always to worship and adore Him.

““Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:7-8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We are always called to surrender and trust to the Lord.

God will never fail. Putting our trust in Him is a sure and solid foundation.

God will come through for us, even if it works in a way that is different than what we expected.

God’s plans are always from A to Z.

Something powerful happens when our spirit communes with His. The living God activates the rivers of living water in us.

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.””
‭‭John‬ ‭7:38‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Engage with God. Pray in the Spirit.

Whatever is dead and stagnant in our lives will experience a breakthrough when we pray and His Spirit begins to flow.

When you drink from the Lord, it fills us towards our destiny and makes thirstier and hungrier for His presence (John 7:37)

Thinking about praying and praying are not the same thing.

Thinking is conversing with ourselves. Praying is conversing with God. Pray out loud and talk to Jesus.

Our prayer life requires intentional focus and development. Just because the years go by as Christian, it doesn’t mean we are growing in prayer.

When you have discipline and commitment, distraction and compromise will cease.

He wants us and desires to commune and interact with Him. These are the two key steps in prayer. Prayer then goes from duty to delight.

Prayer is never meant to be endured. Prayer is always meant to be enjoyed.

God has always intended us to pray from a place of relationship rather than religiosity and idolatry.

Prayer always leaves us satisfied even if the answers are not there. We are being brought back to seeking His face rather than just His hands.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

““Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:8-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

When He becomes the solution, we start seeking Him for Him and not for what He can do.

Praying from a relational place of intimacy. Don’t overcomplicate prayer.

It is an active participation with God. Our prayers can go to places that we cannot go.

God is a God of the mountains and the valleys and close to us and hears our voice, sees our tears and will come through for us.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Let the weightiness of your situation determine the weightiness of your prayer.

“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
‭‭I Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

How to commit to coming to the place of prayer:

1. Have a prayer list.
2. Have a scheduled prayer time. (James 4:8)
3. Be intentional and focused in our prayer