Prayer Summary for August 26


Thank You, Holy Spirit, for Your presence here today
We receive and cover this time with the precious blood of the Lamb


The following expert is taken from How to have a Revival by F.F. Bosworth

Nothing can hinder a revival in the church that prays “According to the power that Worketh in Us. ”

(20) “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] (21) To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).” Ephesians 3:20–21 (AMP)

Jesus taught “that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). Two things remember: First, “Always to pray,” and Second, “Not to faint,” or as Weymouth translates it, “Never lose heart.” This means that Christians should never be without a definite petition before the throne of God, with their minds fully made up to get the answer. The chief ingredient in real prayer is the purpose to get the answer. Jesus said, “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My father which is in heaven” (Matt. 18: 19). The main thing that we are to agree on is that we will not stop praying until we know we have the answer. The mere asking without importunity, without a purpose to get the answer, is not what the Bible means by prayer. Some people do not believe God will answer prayer at all; others think He will do so once in a great while, but let me say, friends, He always answers real prayer, for Jesus said, “Everyone that asketh receiveth” (Matt. 7:8).

When men and women are yielded to God so that they can pray acceptably, they always receive the answer unless they “faint” or “lose heart.” There is only one thing that hinders anyone from praying acceptably to God, and that is his own stubborn will; so I repeat, everyone who really asks receives. There are comparatively few in our day who have learned to “pray through.” Nearly everyone goes through a daily routine of prayer, but there is just one here and there who asks with his mind made up to prevail with God for the answer, and it is not real prayer until he is thus determined. We are to “ask in faith, nothing wavering” (James 1:6).

If it is right to pray for a revival, then it is wrong to stop praying until we know we are heard. If we undertake to pray for a thing, then we ought to either follow it up until we got the answer or withdraw the petition. There are thousands of God’s children who have had their sins forgiven, their hearts purified through the blood of Christ, and who would not do wrong for anything, but out of this multitude there is only one here and there that is definitely by prayer undertaking any project for God and the salvation of souls. They hope for it; they want it; they go through the form of asking for it in family prayer, but do not stir themselves up to take hold of God, Isa 64:7, and see the thing brought to pass. Elijah did. Jacob did, Daniel did, the one hundred and twenty did, some today do, and we all should. Among the one hundred and twenty, there wasn’t even one that was not of “one accord” in importunity. Without exception they prayed until they were perfectly adjusted and in tune with God, and when that is done the devil has to take a back seat. When God’s people unite in prayer with perfect hearts, it matters not how strongly the devil may entrench himself, his strongholds can be pulled down. We are living in a day when to us the manifestations of God’s power seem wonderful, but the revivals and the power of God we see are small compared to what God wants them to be.

He wants us as a church to unite in prayer until He is able so to display His power as to make everyone know that He is with us. Even away back in Egypt, when God had men of faith, He revealed Himself and His power until there wasn’t a boy or girl in all Egypt but know that God was on hand.

I met a minister and his wife in Oakland, California, who said: “We prayed for a revival, but of course you know we never receive as much as we ask for.” I said to them: “I don’t know any such thing, but I do know that the very opposite of what you say is true, and that the answer is always far beyond our petition, provided the power of God is sufficiently working in us while we pray.” I have proven this to be true. By reading Ephesians 3:20, we see that Paul had discovered this wonderful fact. He wrote: “Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” etc. Because of the lack of this power working within most Christians today, they are not getting anywhere near as much as they ask for in their daily routine of prayer. But where the condition of this text is met, the very opposite of this will be true, and the answer will always exceed the petition, and will surprise the one who made it.

What is the power working within us? I answer it is the Holy Spirit making intercession through the saints with groanings that cannot be uttered, Rom 8:26,27, far beyond our knowledge of what to pray for, asking for a thousand details of which we are not even capable of thinking. And God, who “Knoweth the mind of the Spirit,” answers according to the power that worketh in us. And when we, individually, or as a church, see the answer, we will say in astonishment: “This is exceeding abundantly above all that we asked or even thought of!” God is abundantly able, and just as willing, to do this. But how? “According to the power that worketh in us.” Never beyond it. God’s activity among the unsaved in convicting them of sin and bringing them to salvation will never exceed “the power that worketh in us.”

In the process of praying through for a revival and praying down the atmosphere that makes a real revival possible, where there is a purpose of heart in the matter, the Holy Spirit will energize and empower us to prevail and He Himself will make intercessions with groanings we cannot utter in words; and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will be in exact proportion to the power of the Holy Spirit praying through us.

Continued Praying…

Father, we pray from a place of expectancy today receiving above and beyond what we ask of You
We are never surprised, Father, that You answer our Spirit-led prayers; our surprise is only in how You go about it
Thank You, Father, for surprising us today!
We ask You, Father, for a greater revelation in our hearts to receive more from You
It’s supernatural!
Thank You, Father, for more opportunities for the blessings to come forth in Jesus’ name
Abundance and increase!
Thank You, Father, for the accomplished work of the cross and for sending Your precious Holy Spirit to help us know You better
The oil of Your Spirit continually fills and equips us for our race
Thank You, Father, for always revealing Yourself to us—individually and corporately
We purpose to practice Your presence daily, expecting You to help us make those right decisions
We purpose to cooperate with You even greater today than yesterday
If it takes a shift, we will stop and yield to that shift by the power of Your Holy Spirit!
Thank You, Father, for giving us the ability to call those things that be not as though they were and seeing the manifestations of it!
Watching right now as we pray!
In Jesus’ name, we lift us positions of authority everywhere that it would go well with us
Father, You know their names and every hair on their heads
Many, many different decisions—we plead the blood over every one of them
Thank You, Father, for all the changes, turns, shifts and opportunities—but in everything a greater stirring to go all the way
Thank You, Father, for the turns that reveal change—opportunities for gain
One decision leading to another; one door leading to another
Thank You, Father, for an increase in the Spirit of seeing and knowing!
Bringing relief, restoration, clarity of decision, wisdom from heaven
Every detail will be revealed in Jesus’ name!
Ministering Spirits go on our behalf and bring about change in Jesus’ name
Clearing up questions and bringing about revelation concerning how to walk out Your plans
Thank You, Father, for revival in the Church moving across the face of the earth
The wind, the oil, THE NEW FIRE!
Thank You, Father, for great Holy Spirit desire being stirred up and new opportunities being unfolded in Jesus’ name
We purpose to cooperate together as Your body being led every step by Your Spirit today

Tongues and interpretation:

Recovery. Recoveries are here. And these things that are about to be recovered are things that you didn’t know to ask about before because they were beyond and greater than things you could even ask for. So the Spirit of God began to speak and say He knew it. You didn’t know it. But you did the best… you asked for the most that you could ask for. And the recoveries are about to come forth up and above and beyond what you could’ve asked for. Ha, ha, ha! Details about how to walk them out; revealings or uncoverings about how to speak them through all the way to complete and total recovery. For it is beyond what you’ve asked. It is greater than what you thought but they are My RECOVERIES for you as a part of My body, My Church, My sheep.

Continued Praying…

Thank You, Lord, for divine God-given recoveries!
That today is the day You have made and prepared for us ahead of time
Thank You, Father, for Your plan going forth and for helping us to always walk in forgiveness
We forgive everyone everywhere in Your love!
Father, as Your love moves through us, we will minister it to those around us and magnifying You in Jesus’ name
We give You all the honor and all the praise in Jesus’ name

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