Prayer is the most important thing you will ever do. Prayer is God’s method of getting His purposes released into the earth. If God wants to move in India, He first moves on people all over the world to pray for India. If God wants to move in the U.S., He first moves people to pray for the U.S. If God wants to move through a group of people, He first moves people to pray for that group of people. If God wants to send revival to a particular nation or people group, He first moves on people to pray. All revivals, all salvations, all moments when the Kingdom of God has broken through into the earth can be traced back to individuals who have prayed and sought God, ceaselessly.
In 1904, the Welsh Revival begin. In the 10 months leading up to it, a group of hungry saints read “With Christ in the School of Prayer” by Andrew Murray, and they took revival on as their very own prayer-responsibility. Multitudes came to God and experienced revival because the saints heeded the call to pray. God’s plans are always released when God’s People pray.
Here are some powerful promises related to prayer:
- Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
- In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. Romans 8:26-27
- Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:19-20
- Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
- And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. John 14:13
Please, please, please know that prayer is the most powerful activity you will ever do. Reach out in faith today. Cry out to God for the lost of you family, city, community, and nation. Ask God for prayer strategies, how to war for others in prayer… And watch as God gives you insights into how to pray that you have never known before.
If we want more of His Presence, more of His Power and more of His Revival on the earth, we must pray. Pray today and watch His Kingdom come and His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.