Prayer Summary for January 16


The following article is taken from Herald of His Coming Publications:

Iron-Divine Fire
By Oswald J. Smith

“The world has yet to see,” said D. L. Moody, “what God can do through one man wholly surrendered to Him.” Moody was anointed, but it was his surrendered life that made him the power he was – in other words, his daily contact with God, when he received a fresh anointing for each new service.

For instance, here is a fire and here is a piece of iron. Now if I want to get the iron hot I will have to place it near the fire. And if I want to give it an unusual experience the like of which it has never had before, I will plunge it suddenly into the fire and it will become red hot. But that does not meet its need of heat for all time to come. It cannot say, “Now, at last I have had a great experience, wonderful feelings; I am hot and hot for all time to come. And now everything I touch will be hot too.” And then, thinking it is self-sufficient, deliberately leave the fire and go out on its mission taking it for granted that all the dross has been burned up and it can now impart its heat wherever it goes. Ah, no! It will soon find itself cold again, and utterly unable to impart heat. What then must it do? It must remain near the fire, and only as it does will it partake of the heat of the fire. Only then can it impart its heat.

So it is with you, my friend. You may have a great experience. You may partake of the divine fire. You may have wonderful visions and revelations. But unless you are in daily contact with the fire of God’s presence, you will soon be cold and powerless. If the anointing is to remain it will necessitate daily communion and fellowship with the Anointer. The blessing can only be kept by constant contact with the Blesser. There is no easy road. I know of no experience that will last for life. The price must be paid. And the price in this case is daily contact with God. And that price but few will pay. They will seek blessings and manifestations. They will agonize and pray. They will look for visions and revelations. But that daily waiting on God that establishes and settles, they neglect.

Have you, my friend, a place to meet God? And have you a time? Or are you too busy? Do you observe the Morning Watch, the Quiet Hour? Is Jesus Christ real to you? Do you know Him? You have met Him, of course you have. You met Him when you were converted. But, do you know Him? Have you become acquainted with Him? Do you visit with Him regularly? What does He mean to you? I have met many people but I know only a few. You have to live with people to know them. It takes time to get acquainted. Do you take time? You must walk with God.

Does He not hunger for communion with His own? Ah, yes! And He wants to meet you every day. And if you are to partake of the divine fire, you will have to contact Him constantly, or you will grow cold. You must walk with God.

The following excerpt is taken from How You Can Be Led by the Spirit of God by Kenneth E . Hagin:

Being Led by the Spirit of God in Prayer

Now, in about 15 minutes, I had said everything I knew to say in English. I’d be finished praying what my mind knew to pray. So I’d say, “I trust the Holy Ghost Who is living inside me to give me utterance to pray about this and anything else that God wants me to pray about.” And I’d spend the rest of the hour praying in tongues.

I did that day after day, five days a week, week after week, from the last two weeks of November down to the 23rd day of February, 1943. That’s over three months! And on the 23rd day of February, the Lord began to talk to me.

He said, “At the close of World War II, there will come a revival of divine healing to America.” Well, that revival started in 1947, and it became the easiest thing in the world to get people healed. I learned later that other people were led by the Spirit to pray in that direction. We had no communication with one another and didn’t know we were all praying for the same thing. But thank God, He answered our prayers.

Persevering in Prayer

I believe that the same kind of breakthrough can happen today if we’ll just stay in prayer until we have the victory.

Ephesians 6:18
(18) “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…”

What is perseverance? I heard one fellow call it “stickability.” Just stay with it. Stay with praying until you’ve prayed through. I think that many times, if something doesn’t happen fast enough, we give up too soon. And if we give up, we won’t see the result God intends for us to have.

I’m reminded of a story I heard about the East Texas oil field. Much of the oil has been pumped out through the years. But back in the late 1930s, it was thriving. A man in the oil business there had made a million dollars and then lost it. A bank was financing him so he could drill another well. The money ran out, and he still hadn’t hit oil. But he was convinced that if he could go just 50 feet deeper, he would hit oil.

One way or another, he talked the banker into extending a little bit more money. He drilled 50 feet farther down and hit a gusher. It made him a multimillionaire overnight.

Well, what if he’d quit? What if the bankers had said, “No, we’ve given you all we can give you. That’s it! That’s the end of it.” But they drilled just a little farther and hit a gusher.

I think sometimes if we’d just pray with a little more perseverance, if we’d just be more determined, we’d have greater manifestations of the gifts of the Spirit. We’d see great and mighty things happen!


Father, we are nothing without You
We can do all things in and through the blood of Jesus
You have made each and every one of us with a unique call and plan
Yes, Father, we will get to our final destination and do all that You have called us to do
Open up our eyes and ears to hear the truth of Your Word
We will follow Your will, purpose, and plan
Nothing You have planned for us is impossible for us to do
You have made a way!
We declare health, healing, wholeness, and prosperity in the name of Jesus
Father, You have called us to be united in one accord!
This nation will fulfill the call and destiny You have set before us, Lord
We will stay true to those things You have called us unto
Declaring that we are overcomers in, by and through the precious blood of Jesus!
We walk in victory, today!
There is power in the blood that was shed on the cross
We are cleansed, protected, and changed by the blood
Moving out into the new and facilitating the fullness of it, Father
Deep calls out to deep; there is a beginning and an end
Reshaping it, reshape those things, Lord
Arrangements are being made in the name of Jesus!
Unlock, open and go through
We say it, declare it, pray it, and command it to come forth
Praying for supernatural aid and assistance of and by Your Spirit, oh God
We apply the blood of Jesus to every believer, Father
Hearing and obeying, implicit obedience, Lord
Moving, marching, speaking, and declaring that we will take our place in the body
You have called us for such a time as this!
Calling for supernatural help from heaven today!
Angels and ministering spirits, go and work on our behalf for that successful transition
Alignment according to Your Word, aligned by Your Spirit, aligned by Your will, oh Father
Motion, momentum, and movement in that direction
There is a joining together, a coming together, and a working together
Every member and every part coming and working together
We have been made in Your image and in Your likeness
You have caused us to will and to do of Your good pleasure
Thank You for that transformation, for that transition
Yes, we will stay seated in our heavenly position, Father
We will continually call those things not as though they were!
No, we will not be moved by what we see, but moved according to Your Word
Your Word says that we can do all things, through Him
Those things can be turned, those things can be changed
This nation is being changed by and through the power of the blood of Jesus!
We declare the name of Jesus over this nation!
Jesus, be Lord over America, Jesus is Lord over the United States of America!
One nation, under God, indivisible, in one accord!
It is a supernatural move of Your Spirit, Father
This nation is moving from one degree of glory to another!
Declaring for revival in this nation!
We cover Inauguration Day with the blood of Jesus
Believing that You will be lifted and glorified
Praying for peace that surpasses all understanding
We cover every heart, every detail, and every word that would be spoken with the blood of Jesus
Praying for protection, direction, and a completion of what needs to be done, Lord
We thank You that Your will would be done!
Holding back every disturbance and every plan of the enemy with the blood of Jesus!
Hallelujah, thank You, Lord!

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