Prayer Summary for March 24


Father, we are gathered to seek Your face
Thank You for the honor and privilege through Jesus’ blood
That we could have an audience with You
Co-laborer with You – what an honor
You are completing that good work in us
That You saw fit that we would live in this day and hour
You knew what we would go through – we trust You
Alpha and Omega of our lives
Rejoicing in You – Father of Glory
We are a thankful people
Everything we need to finish You have supplied
Thank You for strength to obey and more and more aligning to Your way

Erica shared…

This past Monday here in the Chapel during morning prayer we got over into many things by the Spirit and it seemed to carry over for me into the night seasons into Monday night. For several hours, I was praying about some of the things we prayed about in morning prayer, particularily the Lord ministered to me that we should pray for the center of the nation and then He said it this way, pray for the heart of the nation. Now when you think about a heart you think about sometimes a beating heart, but what’s at the heart of the matter. What’s the heart of the believer? It’s a spiritual condition.

And I could see that if we let our mind get in the way we would go oh yeah, I know what we need to pray about, the heart of the matter. Also, what was in the heart of the Father when He made this nation. What was in His heart? What was in His heart for this day? For this hour? For the end of days? He knew it all. He knew it all. He knows what it’s going to take. He knows what individual, every individual needs. Doesn’t He? So in praying for the heart, for the center of this nation, I was reminded by the Spirit of a couple of prophecies that were given a number of years ago. One of them was concerning St. Louis. It was Brother Hagin. He saw a vision about that where great light came from the center of the nation and it was the glory of God.

And so in praying about all that and not attaching your brain to it, thinking about the light that needs to come that the Spirit said would come from the center of the nation, what that center means in the mind of God. The light that should come, what that means to Him. And I was also reminded of a prophecy given concerning this region right here. And so today we are going to pray about those things but in addition to that the Lord reminded me that many things don’t happen instantaneously. God is very organized. He’s very thorough. He has plans and details and purposes that He’s had before the foundation of the world. Many plans He has written in His word. Many plans are revealed by the Spirit through men and women seeking His face, through men and women who delved into the Word and they see something and they say this is ours, this belongs to us, this should be taking place now. Amen.

And so we are going to pray about some details, each one of you. By the Holy Ghost, the Spirit has already in you to pray out something concerning the heart of the nation beyond what we have prayed. Many prayers continually go up for this nation but the full impact of what this nation means to the world is being downgraded, it’s being dismissed, it’s been shunned even in the body of Christ. But God had a plan and has a plan and as long as we stay close to Him, close to His Word, close to His plan, hearing His voice, praying out all those things that He said to pray out, we are going to get to the plan. Amen.

The Lord also reminded me of Patsy Cameneti in her book For Such a Time as This. She talked about some preparations and the highway, preparing the highway for our God.

The following excerpt was taken from For Such a Time as This by Patsy Cameneti:

The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness
John the Baptist had a ministry and role in the First Coming of Jesus which was of such great importance that Jesus said there was no prophet ever before John who was greater. With the absence of any recorded miracles (John 10:41), what was it about John’s ministry that made him stand above the rest, according to Jesus?

A prophecy given at the time of John’s birth through his father, Zechariah, shows us the importance of John’s ministry and his direct connection to Jesus’ ministry and purpose on earth. “And you, little one, shall be called a prophet of the Most High; for you shall go on before the face of the Lord to make ready His” (Luke 1:76 Amplified).

Greek word for ways is hodos, whose primary meaning is “road.” The Good News Bible actually translates it that way: You will go ahead of the Lord to prepare his road for him” (Luke 1:76 GNB). In other words, John built a road—a spiritual road that Jesus walked on in ministry.

MARK 1:2-3
2 As it is written in the Prophets: “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.” 3 “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way [road] of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’ ”

Mark was quoting Isaiah, so let’s see what Isaiah had to say about road building. “A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord [clear away the obstacles}; make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for God!” (Isa. 40:3 Amplified).

Highway in Hebrew is mecillah, which means “thoroughfare” or “turnpike.” This gives the picture of a main highway, like an interstate.

ISAIAH 40:4-5 (Amplified)
4 Every valley shall be lifted and filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked and uneven shall be made straight and level, and the rough places a plain.
5 And the glory (majesty and splendor) of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.

Both sets of my grandparents were pioneers in the state of Colorado in the early 1900s. While Grandpa Behrman was county commissioner, his leadership opened the way for travel from Chaffee County to Gunnison County.

There had been a trail over Cottonwood Pass, which was impassible by automobile. It had been used by wagon freighters with team and wagon decades before. With difficulty, some cars could make it to the top of the pass but could not proceed farther into the beautiful region beyond.

As a young man, my dad remembers the construction work taking place that opened the pass travelers enjoy today. It was through Grandpa’s vision, perseverance, and work that approval was obtained for construction to begin. Road building was a lot more difficult in those days than it is now with all the great equipment we have. On the day of the grand opening of the road, Grandpa and other dignitaries stood at the top of the pass while Grandpa cut the ribbon.

Of course, the highway to be made for our God cannot be and is not being built by our might or power. But glory to God, it’s by the Spirit’s might. There is supernatural and divine equipment to help us do what we need to do in order for the glory of the Lord to be revealed. Through effective prayer we are building a highway that will give us access into particular places for the glory of God to be revealed.

Notice Isaiah 40:3-4 says that preparing a highway for God requires mountains to be removed. Jesus taught us in Mark 11:23-24 how to move mountains by speaking to them.

Mountain removal, however, is only part of highway building according to Isaiah 40:3. There is other work required as well if the road is to be finished.

Just as highway building takes time to complete in the natural, spiritual roads take time too. Road construction crews do as much as they can in any one day. The next day they pick up where they left off, and they keep at it from one day to the next until the road is finished and ready for use.

There is a ministry in prayer which is comparable to road building where diligence and persistence are required if the road is ever to be finished.

When we lived in Rome, the highways we traveled were built by the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was the first to ever build highways. They knew the shortest distance between two points is a straight line and they set about very purposefully to build these highways.

In order to mobilize troops to the region they wanted to conquer, they would first build a road accessing that place. It took a lot of time and energy to make a highway, but in the long run it facilitated their plan. They also used those roads for communication and commerce.

The same principle is used in prayer. When Jesus wants to manifest His glory in a place for all to see, He needs a highway. Our voices, lifted in faith, are used not only as an avenue to receive blessings for our own selves but also to clear a way for the glory of Jesus to be revealed and ultimately for Him to come again.

You may ask, “How do we know when the road is finished?” Well, it’s when the glory of the Lord is revealed in the particular destination and all the people there are able to see it!

God is the Master Planner. Before He manifests His presence in a place, He stirs a need in people’s hearts to begin building a road to that place in prayer. He does this by planting a desire in our hearts, His desire, for His glory to be revealed to the people in a particular place.

So with a God-given passion, we start praying toward that destination, and every time we pray with His direction and power, progress is made. Just because we don’t get to our destination when we say “amen” the first time doesn’t mean we stop praying or get discouraged. No! Each time we pray effectively, we take and prepare more ground.

Some high and exalted thinking is brought down during times of prayer. Sometimes low things, even people who don’t think they can do anything or who are paralyzed by ignorance or intimidation, are brought up. Crooked things—things which aren’t right—are straightened and rough things are made smooth.

We keep praying as the Holy Spirit directs us until the road reaches its destination and the glory of the Lord is revealed in that place. Through effective prayer, we actually make the road on which the glory of God will travel.

While we are thrilled with testimonies of God’s glory being manifested in cities, regions, and nations, we must bear in mind that those manifestations of God’s glorious presence and power didn’t “just happen.” There was preparation. And the greater the glory, the greater the preparation. Without fail, each testimony of God’s glory has had pioneer road teams that diligently and persistently prayed.

Over the years I’ve been a part of road teams that built roads to where the glory of the Lord was revealed. Road building for the manifestation of God’s glory is one of the greatest privileges I have known in my life. The majority ~f road work is not done in front of the people it will affect. It IS done only before God and for His glory!

We know generally that God wants to manifest His love and glory to all people and accomplish mighty works for them. But the roads to reach those people are not just general. If you want to go to a particular place, you must travel on a specific road. Not just “any old road” will get you there.

There are many different areas within nations to church God wants access. For instance, there’s the business world, the legal and political arenas, and the educational sphere, just to name a few. There are specific roads which need to be built in specific areas by people who have been stirred by God with compassion to pray.

For example, there is a church Tony and I are closely connected to where the pastors were moved by compassion years ago to start praying for specific groups of people. They don’t just pray for souls in general, but they target musicians, sports figures, people within the entertainment field, as well as specific nations. They have been diligent in prayer over the years to build the very roads which they themselves and others are now walking on in order to minister to the people they have prayed for.

While there is an important truth contained in Second Corinthians 6:17-“Come out from among them And be separrate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean”—it must be interpreted within a wider truth. We are not to love the world in the way that we eat of what it has to offer to satisfy our lives. It is impossible to eat of darkness and then bear fruit of light.

Darkness, however, is doomed to remain dark unless light is brought in. To evacuate the fields of education, politics, entertainment, and business because of the fear of defilement is to give the devil unhindered access to those areas for his purposes. If we don’t occupy and put down roots, something else will (Luke 19:13, 2 Chron. chapter 28)!

One of the last things Jesus said for us to do was to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15). Jesus said, (and this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:14). Of course we want to see the glory manifested in our churches, but God wants the whole earth to be filled with the knowledge of His glory as the waters cover the sea {Hab. 2:14}. The Holy Spirit has been stirring the Church with the desire to access the places which are void of the glory of God. But desire alone will not get the job done.

John the Baptist prophesied as “one crying in the wilderness.” He used his voice to bring mountains down and low places up. His voice straightened crooked things and smoothed out the rough places. Our voices, like John’s, serve as a tool empowered by the Holy Spirit to prepare a road for Jesus and his ministry.

Just as the roles of people like Anna and Simeon will be reflected in the preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus, this ministry of John will also be mirrored in those who are involved in preparing the way of the Lord in these final days.

Continued praying…

We apply the blood concerning Your heart
Living and moving for Your plans
Praying out the way today
Preparations by Your Spirit – eyes open and ears unstopped
The Spirit of Seeing and Knowing in a greater measure
Changes and opening – we calling for them
For the furtherance of this nation to fulfill Your purpose
Some people must be set aside
Open that way for utterance by the Holy Spirit
Words to prepare the way from a high office
Declaring those things that be not
Calling this nation to arise and shine with the glorious light of the gospel
Shaking off the evil from this nation
We were born for these things
Joining our faith with the Author and finisher of our faith
Alignment – coming into line
Movement, motion now – do not wait
Declaring “I am not ashamed of the Gospel”
Come out from among them – get up into the high places
It’s a new day! My way – the Highway of our God
Step by step – the building process
Knowing the exact steps to take and words to say
Engaged in the plan and in the action
We will address it in the Spirit
Some things must be upturned – the hard places
Keys – men and women in the body
A shift must come now
Peripheral things must take place – over to the left
Loosing the laborers – recognition by Your Spirit
I see and I know what I should say and where I should go
Knowing, Knowing, knowing
Greater accuracy – discerning what is vital
Tuned into You with a steady and absorbing gaze
Open that up – greater and greater
Filling in the low things with Your word and Spirit
Going – rearranging and changing
It’s an unraveling by Your Spirit
Expansion, greater influence, greater resources
To apprehend that for which we have been apprehended
Transfers of individuals, power and wealth
Not leaning unto our own understanding
Coming up into this place
Help for the last leg of this race
You must make up the difference,
You put us up and over – supernatural aid and assistance
Calling back those that have left their position
A coming together – unified in the Spirit
One plan, one purpose, one Lord
Forget that and cleave unto My plan
Revelation of the season – where are we
There must be greater utterance from leaders – feeding the sheep
Lifting up all of the sheep Father
There is a show!
Calling for the oil of the Holy Spirit – creating a flow
We must get in the flow you know
Don’t resist the flow
Exercising every opportunity
Calling for the healing in the body –every sickness and deception healed
You lead us and guide us into all truth Father
Slightest inclination of Your Spirit we will hear and obey
The hearing ear and the seeing eye You created
Obedience by the Spirit
Seeing Your will and walking in Your way
Great days, great days
Families coming together – each and all fulfilling their call
The goodness of the Father more recognized
Trusting You with everything that concerns us and this nation
Pressing into Your word
We see Your glory and Your majesty
Your arm is not shortened to perform this
Giving You the highest seat to speak and declare
Devil You will not have sway in any way
Forgive us for allowing the enemy to keep moving the boundaries
We hold fast to the boundaries You have given us Father
Boldly declaring “this is the way it will be”
Signs and wonders, manifestations of Your Spirit
Binding the spirit of fear over the church
We fear nothing or no one
Some things are stored up for such a time as this
Breaking open even today!
The very breath of God blow in a new and fresh way
The story will be told
Touch the lips of Your people with the coals
They burst out on the scene declaring the wonderful works of God
It will be in the workplace, along the way – fill our mouths Father
More and more and more
A Highway for our God!
Strengthen the intercessors Father
Let the sanctuaries of God be filled with Your presence
Your words to strengthen the people and go be dispensers
Cognisant carriers with distinguishing marks
The very heart and center of the nation for Your glory
Revelation of Who’s we are and Whom we serve
Father, let Your glory fall

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