It’s hard to mobilise Christians in prayer when they feel they have no authority over a situation.
When believers understand the authority given to them in prayer, the world changes. History, politics, and the lost are transformed. Evangelism and revival erupt with resolve and power. Wars, famines, violent neighbourhoods, sickness, sin and even death have been thwarted and disarmed.
History belongs to the intercessors who believe that His Kingdom should reign supreme in ours.
There is a promised reward to be given when we give ourselves to prayer. Matthew 6:6 says, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
With an understanding of my authority in Christ, I am praying for a fresh wave of evangelism and revival to spread across our nations. This will be my reward. I believe that God is stirring His church to pray in a similar way. He is looking to realign our values, actions and prayers to partner with His heart that seeks to save the lost. Never in all my walk as a Christian has the parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15:3-7) burned so deeply in my bones.
“Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
Next Monday is the Youth for Christ Global day of prayer and fasting. Join me on my knees praying that God would send a fresh wave of evangelism through the Church and the ministry of Youth for Christ.
Global Prayer Catalyst
Youth for Christ International