Prayer Summary for April 8

Prayed…

Holy Spirit, have Your way today
Father, You are welcome in this place, and we yield to You
Obeying and staying in the center of Your will
Commanding, commanding, oh the commanders are commanding!
A paving now-making a way for Your spirit to move, Lord
It is a catalyst for this time
Shaping that now, to work properly and in order
Right down the middle of that, Father
Piercing and penetrating that place, making a way where there seems to be no way
Adjustments are being made; there is a fine tuning of that today!
Altering that to line up with the Word of God and the plan of God
Setting in motion Your plan and purpose, O Lord
Leaders, leaders we pray and plead the blood of Jesus over all the leaders, and those in authority
Shaking free, moving that up and over now in the name of Jesus
Combinations, combinations, Father!
It’s raining, Father, and there is a pouring out of Your Spirit, today!
You are strategically placing all the pieces, Lord
Praying and pleading the blood over the assignments
Lifting up the intercessors that they don’t grow weary in well doing, Father
They would stay in their place and position for such a time as this
A rising up and responding to the promptings of the Holy Ghost
Holy Spirit awake them, that they would stand firm and stand strong, Lord God
Responding continuously to the voice of the Spirit
Declaring that the Word of God would be spoken all over the earth
Standing in the gap, so those that are called to preach would not be hindered
We command the enemy to be stopped in Jesus’ name!
A Rhema word would be spoken
Running the race all the way to the finish
Wonder-working power is in operation today
Kindle the fire, Lord!
Staying close and entwined, assembling together now!
The yearnings, the yearnings of the Lord to go forth
We must finish, strong in the Lord and by the power of His might
Not by our own strength, but in Your strength, Father God

Shared…

The following excerpt was taken from Devotions for the Praying Heart by Lynne Hammond:

The Anointing of Elijah

And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, “to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,” and disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Luke 1:16-17

Most of us don’t think of John the Baptist as a construction worker, but spiritually speaking, he was. He was sent by God to construct spiritual roads for Jesus’ ministry. He bulldozed through the obstacles that would have blocked His path and opened the way for the masses to receive from Him.

Thank God, John didn’t just cut a little path that a few people could walk on. He didn’t build a puny little two-lane road. He constructed a super highway so that thousands upon thousands of people could hear the Gospel and be blessed.

How did he build that highway? He did it as Zechariah 4:6 says, “not by might nor by power” but by the Spirit of the Lord. He did it by dispersing the anointing God put upon him-an anointing divinely designed to separate light from darkness, bring people to a place of repentance, and get them ready to enter the kingdom of God.

Although that sounds like a very unique anointing, surprisingly enough, John the Baptist wasn’t the first man to walk in it. The Old Testament prophet Elijah did too. Hundreds of years before John came on the scene, Elijah was busy with his own brand of spiritual road construction, working “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

“Well, Sister Lynne, that’s all very interesting,” you might say, “but what does it have to do with me? I certainly can’t be compared to Elijah.”

Actually, you can.

In fact, the New Testament does exactly that. It says that when you pray, you can produce the same kinds of results that Elijah did. So can any other born again believer.

Granted, it’s hard for most of us to wrap our minds around that fact. For the most part, we feel so ordinary and human, we can hardly imagine ourselves having the kind of spiritual impact that somebody like John the Baptist or Elijah did. But when we put on our spiritual hardhat and go to work in prayer preparing the way of the Lord, the same things happen for us that happened for them. People’s hearts are opened.

Nations are changed.

Truly, in our day as in Elijah’s, “…the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). So climb on your bulldozer of prayer and put it in gear. Jesus is coming. Spiritual highways must be built to reach the masses in every corner of the world. It’s time to get to work!

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Continued praying…

We worship and exalt You and You alone
Praying that You would be magnified today!
Shine through us wherever we go, that You would be seen
We love and adore You, have Your way in us, today
You are so worthy of our honor and praise
Help us to be sensitive of Your promptings today, Lord

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