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Unveiling Prayer From Isaiah and Jeremiah

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33 pages24 minutes

Summary

This is part of a series of books in which particular verses are picked from books of the bible, and the issues of Prayer are explored, in the light of the mind of God for us.

In this book, we explore six topics, from different verses in the books of Isaiah and Jeremiah. They are: Prevailing prayer; Get ready for action; Head of waters: the intercessory role of tears; Pray for your city; ‘Call to me’; and The sword of the Lord: why Christians should not keep quiet.

Excerpts:

Prevailing prayer

“He said: when we want to pray, we should go to God in the secret of our room and the God who hears in secret will reward us openly. We gain divine protection in the place of prayer, it is there we put on the whole armour of God as recommended by Paul and we are able to wrestle against principalities and power, and push back the wiles of the devil, and the fiery darts of the enemy in prevailing prayer (Ephesians 6:1-10).”

Get ready for action

“We use our physical energy to pray and we also use time. And God has promised to reward us openly when we seek him privately in prayer (Matthew 6:6). I believe he rewards in similar measure (time and energy), but in spiritual terms. He gives spiritual energy (power) (James 5:16). He also arranges things, helping you accomplish more in less time, since you spent time with him. The bible says that we should not be weary in doing good, because in due season we shall reap if we faith not (Galatians 6:9). We reap spiritual power and contracted time with the time contracting factors lining up on our behalf as you we gird up your loins in the place of prayer.”

Head of waters: the intercessory role of tears

“That is the work of an intercessor- to embody the people who are the focus of the intercession. With such high-level identification, tears easily become a tool of the intercession trade. So, let the tears roll.”

Pray for your city

“The focus verse is for you to see your city from the eyes of God. There is always something lacking in it. Even if things are going on well, the sustenance of such still needs to be done through prayer. God has planted you in that part of the world for a purpose, don’t be part of the problem but a solution.”

‘Call to me’

“At the beginning of the church the new believers were said to have continued in the apostles’ doctrine and prayer (Acts 2:42). The apostles’ after some time spelled out their priority as being prayer and the ministry of the word. Prayer can never be relegated (Acts 6:4). There is the need to regularly shut everything out and pray.”

The sword of the Lord: why Christians should not keep quiet

“When Jesus saw a fig tree with fresh leaves and wanted to lay hands on its fruit because he was hungry, he became angry and said none will eat from it ever again (Matthew 21:19). That was the creator speaking to the created. In the same way we should unleash the creativity in us by the words of our mouth, the way the Lord made the earth (Hebrews 11:3).”

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