Day 24 – Pray Continually
Scripture to Meditate On and Pray Through –
“I have set watchmen … which will never hold their peace day nor night.” – Isaiah 62:6
“His own chosen ones who cry day and night unto him.” – Luke 18:7
“Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face and might complete that which is lacking in your faith. “– 1 Thessalonians 3:10
“Now she that is a widow indeed and desolate, trusts in God, and is diligent in supplications and prayers night and day.” – 1 Timothy 5:5
“He told them, ‘This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on High.'” – Luke 24:46-49, (emphasis added).
How to Pray: Continually
When the glory of God, and the love of Christ, and the need for souls are revealed to us, the fire of this unceasing intercession will begin to burn in us for those who are near and those who are far off. It will not be hard to pray every time these people and these needs come to mud. If we remain in an attitude of prayer, the Holy Spirit will bring to mind needs as they arise. When we awake at night, we will know for whom we are to pray. Prayer is an ongoing conversation in the life of the believer. We are invited to become intercessors. It really has no beginning and no end, but an ongoing daily conversation with the creator of the universe. In the power of the Spirit it is not a tiresome thing, but a source of energy and satisfaction.
What to Pray: For the Spirit on Our Own Faith Community
Each one of us is connected with some local congregation, or fellowship of believers, who are to us the part of Christ’s body with which we come into most direct contact. These believers are meant to be more than acquaintances but dear and precious family and community of faith, hope, and love that we share our lives deeply with in vulnerability and transparency. Because of this they have a special claim on our intercession both because of genuine closeness and relational responsibility. Let it be a settled matter between God and you that you are to labor in prayer on their behalf. Pray for the ordained ministers and all her leaders and workers that belong to her. Pray for the believers according to their personal and family needs. Pray for confessions of faith of those that are still unbelievers, especially the children. Pray for the power and person of the Spirit to manifest Himself in all aspects of body life and her reach into neighborhoods and society. Band yourself with others to join in secret for definite petitions. Let intercession be a defining work, carried on as well-ordered as worship, preaching, sharing meals or discipleship. And pray, expecting an answer.
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