“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
John 14: 13-14
Intercession and prayer are a holy call. I want My church to stand in the gap for this nation. I want you to push back the forces of evil through prayer. I will awaken prayer warriors, and they will hear My call. My protection will surround intercessors as they move forth in My Spirit. The Church has lack of understanding and experience in spiritual warfare, of overcoming forces of darkness through prayer and intercession. Harassment from the enemy will be bound as intercessors arise. I have declared My church will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
I have extended My authority to the church through the divine mystery of prayer for enforcing My purposes throughout the earth. I ask you to pray in My name according to My will and watch My sovereignty unfold upon the earth. As you pray and take the priestly and kingly authority I have given you, the church will be elevated to her highest call. My bride will sit with Me on the throne in heaven, which was God’s sovereign plan before creation. Take hold of the authority I have given you in prayer.
Your prayers are not intended to change My purposes but are rather a means through which I exercise My decrees. I accomplish My sovereignty in My time and in My way. Lay your need before Me, commit your way to Me, and lay it in My hands to deal with it as I deem best. It is your responsibility and privilege to ask for the blessings I have promised, purposed, and provided. Prayer is not about asking, but about an attitude of dependency upon Me where you lay out your need before Me, asking according to My will. As you pray and intercede, our communion and relationship grow deeper.
Prayer was designed by Me to allow you to exercise faith and receive spiritual blessings and as a means for growth and maturity. Prayer does not inform Me of what you need, for I know what you need before you ask, but rather is an acknowledgment to Me of your sense of need, which brings humility. I am honored in your asking and laying before Me your every concern. Prayer gives you opportunity to honor Me by coming to Me as the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity. Lay hold of My willingness to answer prayers according to My purposes. Prostrate your soul before Me and worship Me as you pray and intercede, and call out for My power and glory to descend into your life and the lives of others as you submit to My will.
Rouse yourself in prayer and weary yourself on My behalf, and you will see My sleeping church awaken and the dying world filled with My glory.
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