Summary: Its time to pray
2Ch 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
2Ch 7:14 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.
It is such a tragedy that the greatest power there is on earth is so often overlooked.
We suffer so much at the hands of the enemy that could so easily be avoided if we just took time to pray.
It is not that the enemy is so strong, that many of Gods people are discouraged and defeated, but because we so often fail to use the greatest weapon we have which is (Prayer)
Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and (a time to every purpose under the heaven:)
Like never before It is time to Pray. And it’s time to pray like never before.
Prayer is: (a divine Commission)
Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
Pray ask in earnest and submission
1 Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
1 Chr 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
Seek daw-rash' to tread or frequent; usually to follow (for pursuit or
search); to ask; specifically to worship:
Strength - oze, oze (force, security, majesty, praise): - boldness, loud, might, power, strength, strong.
Seek - baw-kash' to search out (by any method; specifically in worship or prayer); by implication to strive after: - ask, beg, beseech, desire, enquire, get, make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for).
Continually - taw-meed' to stretch; properly continuance constant
(Prayerlessness in some cases is sin)
1 Sam 12:23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:
Ps 10:4 The wicked through the pride of his countenance will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.
To not pray is to blatantly declare our independence from God and to declare our self sufficiency.
1. There is no deliverer from Egypt’s bondage without prayer,
2. No Samuel the prophet without prayer. No fire from heaven without prayer,
3. No Manna from heaven without prayer. There is no revival without prayer.
God has so ordained it that everything he does in the earth must be carried in the spiritual womb of his children and birthed in the spirit of Prayer.
Before Hannah was pregnant with Samuel, she conceived him in her spirit in prayer. (for this child I prayed) and the Lord hath given me my petition.
We can talk about the great last day harvest until our faces are blue, but
without prayer it will never happen.
• The Welch revival is over.
• The Azusa Street Revival is over.
• The revival of the 60’s is over.
These Revivals were all born by people who wanted something different, something more than church as usual they wanted a manifestation of the spirit of God.
So they prayed until it happened.