ECHOgram for Tuesday, February 24, 2017
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1);
“…Men ought always to pray.” That’s a tall order; yet, it takes constant, consistent prayer to build a close relationship with our Lord and effect change.
Daily prayer, which takes us deep into the mysteries of God, is often hindered. Something inevitably comes up, keeping us from this much needed time. It is in these times of prayers where change is effected. So very much is at play in the deep times with God when we relinquish our flesh to the Spirit, and intercession is made. Supernatural things, warfare for deliverances, backsliders return to the Lord, cities and communities are turned upside down, the lost become hungry for God’s Word, and we grow spiritually.
We all need to identify things hindering our prayer times and purpose to remove them from our lives. At least for specific prayer time set aside for communing with God. If we don’t pray, we can’t expect to see anything spiritual happen in our lives, and neither will we ever convince the sinner they need God.
The Bible is full of stories relating to people who changed worlds and people through the Power of Prayer. Scripture teaches us that Jesus Christ is “the same yesterday, today for forever.” Words of a old time favorite song rings true: “What He did way back then, He’ll do for today for you and me…”
A prayerless life is designed by satan. He doesn’t care if we are being faithful to church or to any other activity of the church. It’s prayer that he desires to control. He knows that prayer and the Word of God are the very things that keep him bound.
There are many many accounts of the miraculous taking place and the protecting hand of God delivering people from desperate situations in the Bible. Let’s take back our prayer life, our time in God’s Word, our faithfulness to His house, and turn our world upside down for Jesus.
- A renewed passion for God to move in our communities, churches and lives.
- Prepare our mind, heart and spirit to accept God’s plan for revival and salvation.
- Allow us become an anointed conduit for Jesus to work through.
Debra Bacon, Pastor’s Wife
Texas District, Section 2 Prayer Coordinator