ECHOgram for Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Prayer of Calling Forth
Romans 4:17 reveals great spiritual insight to increase our faith and effectiveness in intercessory prayer. “As it is written, I have made thee a Father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” The word calleth has two meanings; 1) to bid to come forth, as when Jesus called the dead Lazarus to come forth in John 11:43, and 2) to call as in referring to, as when the messenger of God in Judges 6:12 spoke to a fearful, cowering Gideon and called him a mighty man of valor.
If we apply these two concepts in prayer, as we have been given authority by the Word and the name of Jesus, we can call forth people out of dead religions, out of addictions, out of unbelief and a self-led life. We can speak Spirit words of life in prayer in alignment with God’s will and how He sees they can be; saved, healed, Christ-like and fruitful.
- Pray that we may be sensitive to hear what God would have us to speak in prayer (Matthew 8:8).
- Ask the Lord to increase our faith to believe we can do the same works that He did (John 14:12).
- Pray that throughout our fellowship, we will begin to see dead situations and spiritually dead souls, not as they are now, but as God wills them to be and sees them in the future so we can agree with Him in prayer (Mark 5:39).
- Call forth in prayer, your church family to be a mighty center of intercession, revival and restoration.
- Call the backsliders out of their desolate situations to a reconciliation and faithful service to our Father.
- In prayer, speak quickening words of life to a weary pastor and pastor’s wife. Call them forth into a greater anointing and renewal in the Holy Ghost. Call them forth to walk in joy and peace as they labor to watch for souls and equip others for the ministry.