The year ahead will be another prayer adventure. Over the past 4 years the Lord has had me on a prayer adventure that has changed the DNA of our church. He has reminded me in these last weeks of 2016 there are still challenges he laid out that I’ve not stepped up to in prayer or in faith.
An invitation awaits in prayer. From January 2 to 22 I’ve invited our church to engage in prayer and fasting. Over this period pick a meal, a series of meals, a particular day, etc., to fast and pray as we enter the new year and the nation enters a new era. It is time to HEAR.
For me, it is time to press on to another level of prayer. The Spirit is calling me to learn more about prevailing prayer. Through the first days of 2017 I will post different thoughts on prayer as I am learning along the way.
Some thoughts as we close out this year from those who have known prevailing prayer:
We lean to our own understanding, or we bank on service and do away with prayer, and consequently by succeeding in the external we fail in the eternal, because in the eternal we succeed only by prevailing prayer. — Oswald Chambers
Beloved, there are heights in experimental knowledge of the things of God that the eagles discerning eye and philosophical thought have never seen…God alone can take us there, but the chariot in which He takes us up and the fiery steeds that pull the chariot, are prevailing prayers. — Charles Spurgeon
Prevailing prayer is prayer that pushes right through all difficulties and obstacles, drives back all the opposing forces of Satan, and secures the will of God. Its purpose is to accomplish God’s will on earth. Prevailing prayer is prayer that not only takes the initiative but continues on the offensive for God until spiritual victory is won. — Wesley Duewel