There is a place in prayer where all the fake goes away and we stand before God in complete honesty and openness. This is the true place of repentance. When God sees this honest inner searching, it gets his attention. He draws nearer to us as our honest repentance draws us nearer to him.
It is here, this nearer relationship, that prayers for others can be fervent and effective. As long as we have the slightest chunk of pride, arrogance, indignation, or anger clogging up the well of life, the depth is missing and the prayer less than effective.
When we pray, do we ask amiss desiring to consume the answer according to our own lusts? Do I really pray for my lost loved ones because my heart breaks to think of them in the eternal realm of the damned? Or do I pray for them to return because it will make me look good? Do I pray to be led to a lost and hungry soul to teach because of the burning burden birthed in the depth of my prayer life, or because growing the Church is my obligatory calling?
It is time to perfect with carefulness the depth of our prayer and to truly seek God with a heart of repentance.
Those baptized in Jesus name are the ones who are called by his name. Look slowly at that important chronicles verse: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Of all the times in history, America needs deep prayer! Of all the times in history; of all the people and generations, this time and this generation demands our best. For this is the generation upon whom the ends of the world are come.
America has turned its back on God. We have removed him from the schools; from the hearts of the next generation. America has killed its unborn for years, and now openly turns its back on Israel. Just how much do we expect God to tolerate before he dishes out the judgment our nation deserves?
Yet, his mercy endures unto al generations IF those called by HIS NAME will repent, turn to him in humility, and PRAY!
There is a rhetorical question asked in the scripture.
Does the crown endure unto every generation? The understood answer is, no. Perhaps we are the last generation that will carry this crown of salvation. Perhaps it is truly up to us to usher in his return AND A NATIONAL HEALING AND REVIVAL with our devotion. In any case, it falls to us to carry the torch, to pass the sword to the younger runners, and to see to it that this Apostolic Gospel endures. This great and lofty responsibility is born on the bent shoulders of our deepest repentance.
Let the spot light of the Holy Ghost search out every little thing that might displease the One for whom we live. And may He grant us repentance as we seek it with all of our hearts of pure intent. In Jesus Name; and then open the windows of Apostolic Revival to heal, and save. Our hour is NOW; before it comes that no man can work. Let us seek Him.
Some ideas for
Schedule special times to pray deeply.
Live your day with a goal to pray.
Eat your meals slowly and thankfully.
Leave bibles open around your house and pause to read a verse or two.
Ask Jesus to lead you to a hungry soul before you leave your house each day.
Pray for the saints and your Pastor.
Use the concordance to look up the meaning of some biblical names and places.
Weep over your bible in prayer.
Repent and search the self for flaws.