Today I want to talk to you about prayer. The ability to pray is our greatest advantage for change that we have. Prayer repositions the heavens; it re-calibrates earth into agreement with the heavens. Without the declaration and participation of a man on earth, God does not move from the Spirit into our physical world. He needs our agreement to do His will on this planet. Consider even the salvation of your soul. If man refuses to listen to God, discards God’s will into the trash like it were a distraction from selfish pleasure, then the destiny of that man continues in its path towards destruction. Just one man or woman praying God’s will can change eternity. When did God raise the dead without a man to pray for it? At what point was a blind eye opened without a person on earth declaring it? Or which crippled man got up and walked without a man first speaking the Word? Or why was man needed to participate in the parting of the Red Sea, the water from the rock, was it the angels who shouted that caused the walls of Jericho to fall, or was it the priests and the army of Israel whose shout brought the great victory?
Consider for a moment the responsibility of us as born again, spirit-filled Christians to pray and in this house, as Jesus himself declared over His house, so we also declare it today, the House of the Lord will be called a house of prayer! What does the Bible say? Does it say in James that you have not because God doesn’t want you to have? NO. You have not because you ask not. My Mom and Dad, the greatest church leaders ever, our founders – I lived in their home and I can tell you that they prayed without ceasing for you, for this work that God is building, and every word continues to echo into eternity. We have an incredible prayer emphasis at Living Word, classes, etc. We are ALL called to this kind of prayer. Psalm 32:6, “Let all who are godly pray…” or II Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name…” or Isaiah 56:7, “… the House of God will be known as a House of prayer for all nations.” All. Today I want to show you 3 important directions for your prayers.