46th week: Servants of Jesus! The “Five-fold Prayer” series, Part II
“…I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will.” Acts 13:22 (KJV)
I believe every prayer that comes out of our heart, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is a powerful weapon in God’s hands, for accomplishing His will on this earth, and for driving out the forces of darkness. So, let me share briefly about 5 specific prayer directions the Lord has led me to pray, on a continual basis, because I believe they are indeed foundational for our daily walk with the Lord. I have named this series of five Devotionals: The “Five-fold Prayer” series.
The first prayer area we discussed in the first Devotional of this series was connected with God’s Reality in us. The second one is connected with us to be real in God and His purposes. We can see in the Bible scripture above, that the Lord’s heart is satisfied with the person, who is ready to fulfill all God’s will. The same book, Acts of the Apostles, testifies of David, that he “served his own generation by the will of God” (Acts 13:36).
So, the reality of God IN us would make us also be real IN God. ‘Real’ in this context would mean adequate, able, willing, trained, zealous, hungry, and fully ready to do His will in the generation we are living in. The Lord has done so much for us, so now it is our turn to give our lives for Him in humble service. One of the greatest intercessory groups of people ever, had this as their spiritual slogan: “Let us win the reward for Christ’s sufferings”, meaning He has not suffered in vain, so let us serve Him all the days of our lives.
Well a prayer in this direction would be the prayer the apostles prayed in Acts 4:23-30, a brief excerpt of which I am placing here: “… grant unto Thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak Thy word, by stretching forth Thine hand to heal…”. The result of this prayer was: “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness”.
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