Last June, my husband and I had the privilege of attending Summons to Sacrifice. The national prayer conference was different than anything we had ever experienced. When we arrived, we had no idea of the supernatural journey we were beginning. Prior to Summons to Sacrifice, I had a prayer life. After this life changing event, I had a life of prayer. The first session was a prayer meeting. This prayer meeting was not a fold your hands, bow your head and talk softly so that you don’t disturb the person next to you. This meeting was “white-hot” powerful praying. It was loud. It was intense. Prayer warriors were on duty, speaking prophetic words to one another. We came with hungry hearts and God answered. Hell was shaken. An anointing touched our lives through this conference, that we had never felt before.
Prayer changed us. Prayer keeps changing us. Now we want to become agents of change. When the fire of the Holy Ghost can reach into our sinful nature, our broken hearts and minds, it purifies and rejuvenates us. This fire ignites us to pray bigger prayers, kingdom prayers, God-sized prayers.
Ps. 61:1-3 “Hear my cry O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call unto you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
We need to pray. As necessary as air is to the natural man, we need prayer for our spiritual man. Prayer is the lifeline of the soul. It is the connection point to God’s eternal storehouse. It is the place where miracles are born. It is the time where God’s plans are unveiled and revealed to us. Prayer can change God’s mind. Prayer can change our situation. Prayer brings healing. Prayer unlocks doors. Prayer inspires our spirits to be great for God. Prayer gives us a relationship with God. Prayer is conversation with God; speaking and listening. Prayer is our lifeline for others who are lost. Prayer is our direct path to the throne, to know the one, true living God–Jesus! We know Him through prayer and to believe that He will do exceedingly, abundantly all that we ask or think!
“The people who know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32b
How should we pray? Pray with passion! Pray without ceasing! Pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ! Pray to get closer to God! Pray to see God’s will accomplished in your life! Pray to see God change our communities. Pray that God will change our world. Pray with persistence! Pray in the Spirit! Let the Spirit make intercession through you. Pray the Word! Pray for the next generation! God desires for us to pray and requires us to pray.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
When we seek God’s face, He blesses us. When we pray, God’s intimacy with us breaks through our human shell of unbelief and fear. God breaks through our walls of pretense and self righteousness. He replaces our weakness with His strength, our mistakes with His glory, our sin with His righteousness. Faith in God can change everything–through prayer! The challenge is before us to pray without ceasing! Pray like your life depends on it, because it does.