Prayer Warriors: Past, Present and Future

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Hands Gathered In Prayer

For every generation God has assigned prayer warriors at their post. It is through those assigned vessels that things move and shift in the earth. This does not stop the petitioner from praying. No, not all. However, it is a multitude of vessels in agreement of pray, that maximize His power in the earth. In the grand scheme of things we all know about prayer but never use the application until necessary. For you see it’s just like ointment, we only use it until we have a burn, bruise or the like. God did not intend for prayer to be used as needed, more like continual application to cover us in and out of season. The bible says, the old men and women must teach the young. Case and point, how could God task the wise to teach the young if He didn’t know already, they had the ability. If they didn’t have what they needed to pray He would not have assigned those people to do so. We all have the ability to pray. It’s whether we choose to perform the task or not.

Tell older women to live their lives in a way that shows they are dedicated to God. Tell them not to be gossips or addicted to alcohol, but to be examples of virtue. Titus 2:3 NASB

Past 

Those prayer warriors from long ago, wise in their season knew the only way to make it, was through prayer. The amazing thing was they prayed to Almighty God and in many cases could not read. He showed them how to pray which at that time, it was through song. When you sit down and think about it the question that comes to mind, how did they know that God would hear them? It was miraculous in that day as they could not read but yet could sing the word of God. That was a sure sign that He was present even in that day. That also shows us He heard them when they sang, cried and even laughed as He says make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands. Oh Ancient Of Days, revealed to earlier generations to get a word to Him was through song, astonishing. Back then the wait on God must have seemed like forever as they truly had it harder for they paved the way for generations to come. They really had nothing to look at to decide their true path. He is and was so merciful as He did not fail them nor has He failed us.

The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. Lamentations 3:22 NASB

 

Present

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All Together In Prayer

Based on where we are, in the world and not of the world. The degradation of our moral compass in our society is eroding but God is still in control. An ever-present help in the time of trouble. Considering those things, our prayer circles should far surpass what we are experiencing in society
as the body of Christ is the head and not the tale. As those that came before us have gone on there have not been enough prayer warriors to step up and carry on the call. I am reminded, our hope is built on nothing less so we know that God is faithful and He shall continue to raise up a new. To carry the prayer warriors creed; Pray Without Ceasing, for we know the prayers of the righteous availeth much. You know who you are and if you’re not yet sure, God is tugging at your heart then let this be your wake up call…It’s Time to Pray!

 

But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. Matthew 18:16NKJV

Future

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Prayer In Blocks

How would we know what the landscape for prayer warriors would be like for the future? We would not know as only God knows whats to come. Even as He reveals His precious secrets to those He choses He never shows His whole hand. As He gives just enough details and even that is for an appointed time. What is clear for the state of prayer, just as its vital now it will be that much more needed and influential in the future. In the old as well as the new testaments there is a common thread; The latter shall do greater works than the former.

Even though we don’t know what prayer looks like in our future He has shown over and over, He always prepares the way long before His plan unfolds. That tells us His plan encompasses every generation from beginning to end. So though the landscape of the world is ever-changing and ever evolving, He is the constant that changes not.

 

For I am the Lord—I do not change. That is why you are not already utterly destroyed, for my mercy endures forever.   Malachi 3:6 TLB

Biblical Example

Every time something shifted in the Bible it was sparked in prayer. David inquired of the Lord about pursuing the Philistines. He asked in prayer shall I pursue them? God said pursue and you shall surely overtake them. He inquired yet another time about how they were out numbered against the Philistines. God said the battle is not yours, its Mine. He inquired again, yet still about the Philistines and this time His army toppled over the trees and defeated the Philistines. God fought the battle and took care of David and his army, as he never lifted a finger. For you see there is something about when we pray to God before we attempt to take matters in our own hands. There will be times we won’t like His answer, there will be times His answer is delayed, there will be times His answer is yes, but it is nothing like we thought it would be. In every answer He gives to us He has the big picture and knows all the pitfalls that we will encounter. As that’s what a Father does for His children. He takes it all into account. Aren’t you glad we serve a God that looks at the whole picture and not a partial view? It has always been a time to pray but now more than ever. Don’t delay heed the call to act and pray as He ushers you in.

Here is an encouraging song: Anybody Wanna Pray by CeCe Winans

 

 

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