Witness Him Now
IT IS TIME TO PRAY! These are five prayers that God says He will always answer.
Two or three weeks ago God started talking to me, asking me to pray. Before this time, I did not know what to pray. I did not want to get in the way of what God is doing, so I just prayed for me. Then God started to speak, and He told me that there are prayers that He will ALWAYS answer for ALL people. These are simple prayers that He is waiting to hear. These are POWERFUL PRAYERS THAT MOVE THE HAND OF GOD!
The first prayer is, “HELP ME!” God is waiting for us to ask Him to help us. Say what? Yes! Read Psalm 18. See what God will do when He hears our voice! He rips open heaven and comes with flashes and lightening and thunder and dark clouds to rescue us. It is so amazing! But Isaiah 30:18 says, “So the LORD must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion.” So no matter what is happening, face Jesus and call out, “Help me!” He will always come running. He wants to help His people.
The second prayer is, “FORGIVE ME!” Everything in God’s kingdom is about forgiveness. We have to ask for forgiveness. We have to humble ourselves and say, “I am guilty. PLEASE FORGIVE ME!” The problem is that our whole lives we have been covering up our sin. No more. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Our slate is wiped clean. Once our slate is clean, then go to God and get out of your heart all of those spirits that don’t belong there: worry, fear, lust, pride, greed, depression, sorrow, guilty, shame, worthlessness, self-condemnation, jealousy, offense, anger, bitterness, hatred, rage, self sufficiency, control, depending on human strength - whatever. Let it go. Lay it down. Confess it as a sin. Turn your back on it, and never look at it again. Crush it fine as dust and sweep it out the door.
The third prayer is, “THANK YOU!” Oh my goodness! If we only knew what happens when we start to thank God. No matter what happens, we thank God. According to Psalm 81, God then takes the burden from our shoulder and frees our hands from their heavy tasks. Wow! Then Philippians 4:7-8 says that when we thank Him, God will send peace to guard us and protect us. Peace will guard our heart and our mind in Christ Jesus. Wow! The burden goes away, our hands are free from their heavy tasks, and peace guards and protects us. This prayer is not an option. It is mandatory according to Psalm 81 - a law written in the heavens when He attacks our enemies to set us free. IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
The fourth prayer is, “FORGIVE THEM.” I know that you have been hurt. We all have - some more than others, but God is asking us all to forgive them all. Forgiveness is everything. If we find this hard to do, then say, “HELP ME!” Then say, “FORGIVE ME for holding on to unforgiveness and bitterness and anger and hatred.” Then once these spirits are out of our heart, ask God to not hold their sins against them. Ask Him to set them free and to heal their broken heart. Ask for mercy and grace and light and truth and unfailing love to come to them. Ask for God’s kindness that will lead them to repentance. Mean it. This is a game changer. This is the last thing Jesus said before He died on the cross, “Father, forgive them because they don’t know what they are doing.” And we don’t either. Neither does the one who hurt us so badly. We have to ask God to forgive them, too.
Then the final prayer that God told me that He will answer all the time is, “GOD, SEND YOUR HOLY SPIRT.” Luke 11:11-13 says, “You fathers - if your children ask for a fish, do you give then a snake instead? Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.” Oh my goodness! All the “good gifts” that God has for us, His children, are found in the Holy Spirit - love and joy and peace and patience and kindness and goodness and gentleness and faithfulness and self-control. (Galatians 5) All of these are ours for the asking! WOW! WOW! WOW! So I have been asking!!!!
I start with - God, send light and truth and mercy and grace. We have to have LIGHT and TRUTH. The light dispels the darkness and the truth sets us free. Both of these spirits are Jesus. ALL of these spirits are Jesus! MERCY! We all need mercy! GRACE! We need Your favor, God - Your unmerited favor. And God, send Your UNFAILING LOVE - that faithful, unfailing, merciful love. And God, send Your KINDNESS that leads us to repentance. Turn our hearts like water toward You. We NEED You LORD! Light and truth. Mercy and grace. Unfailing Love. Kindness. LORD, come! Is your heart trembling? Mine is!
Then in this day and hour, we need wisdom. James 1:5-8 says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask Him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people would not expect to receive ANYTHING from the LORD. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.” We can’t have our eyes on God and His kingdom, not on what is going on in the world. What is happening in the world is CRAZY! Don’t look at it. Look at Jesus and ask for His good gifts. One of those good gifts is wisdom, and the full counsel of God’s wisdom can be found in Isaiah 11. LORD, send the spirit of wisdom, the spirit of understanding, the spirit of counsel, the spirit of might, the spirit of the fear of the LORD, and knowledge. Let us not go by what we see or hear, but with righteousness let us make judgments. Let us give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited. Let us wear righteousness as a belt and truth as an undergarment. Let nothing hurt or destroy on all of my holy mountain. If we want to know what godly wisdom is, we then look at James 3:17 - “But the wisdom from above is first of all PURE. It is also PEACE LOVING, GENTLE at all times, and WILLING TO YIELD TO OTHERS. It is full of MERCY and the fruit of good deeds. It shows NO FAVORITISM and is always SINCERE. And those who are PEACEMAKERS will plant seeds of PEACE and reap a harvest of RIGHTEOUSNESS. WISDOM! Ask for it!
Then we also need STRENGTH and COURAGE, BOLDNESS in the hour in which we are living. PATIENCE and ENDURANCE. UNFAILING LOVE. We need so much, and God is saying, “How much more will I give the HOLY SPIRIT to those who ask.” So I am asking. All the time - I am asking. For me, I am asking
HOW DO WE PRAY FOR OTHERS? WHO DO WE PRAY FOR?
In order to be affective in the Kingdom, we have to know who to pray for and how to pray. I am going to start with who. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 says, “I urge you, first of all, to PRAY FOR ALL PEOPLE. Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and GIVE THANKS FOR THEM. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”
Our God wants EVERYBODY to be saved. That is what He wants, so I am going to line up with His will. I, too, want everyone to be saved - the good, the bad, and the ugly. So whoever is in front of me, I pray for. I begin by thanking God for them. All people. We are all in this together, and I am going to fight for people from now on, not against them. I am thanking God right now for our current President. I do not agree with his policies. I don’t think things are being done in a just and fair manner, but I believe that my God and Savior wants Joe Biden to be saved and to understand the truth, so I pray and intercede and seek to help our President.
I start by asking God to open his heart wide so that He can enter it. The only way that anything can happen in the spirit realm is if two doors are open - the door to heaven and the door to our heart. Right now we are living in a time period where God is drawing near to people. There is a wide open door into the heavens for us to come to Him. Now the only door that needs to open is the door into our heart. According to Revelation 3:20, God is standing at the door knocking. “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you HEAR MY VOICE and OPEN THE DOOR, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. THOSE WHO ARE VICTORIOUS will sit with me on My throne, just as I was victorious and sat with My Father on His throne. Everyone with ears to hear just listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches.”
So my prayer is that Joe Biden (or whoever I am praying for) will open his heart wide to let God in. May he have eyes to see and ears to hear and a heart to understand what the Spirit is saying. LORD, make this man victorious.
Then in order for Joe Biden, or any other person to be victorious, I begin to ask God to send His Holy Spirit. LORD, send light and truth. Send mercy and grace. Send Your unfailing love. Send Your kindness that leads to repentance. Send wisdom and understanding and counsel and might and fear-of-the LORD and knowledge to him. Send courage and strength. LORD, only You can turn the hearts of kings back to You again. I am asking that You do this kind thing for our President. I am asking this in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen
So when I pray for others, I pray this way:
God waiting with arms wide open and heart wide open to hear our prayers. This is His hour, and He wants to move, but He will not do it until we ask. So friends of mine, it is time to pray - to take back what has been lost or stolen. This is the hour that we were created for.
Blessings to you! May the Spirit of the Living God place an intense hunger and thirst for righteousness deep in all of our hearts so that He can fill us with His goodness and His glory.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."