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In Ephesians 6:18 the Word instructs: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…”
At 12noon and 10pm (Local) we’ll pray for all the saints in Christ all over the world; That the communication of their faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing in them in Christ Jesus. Pray very much in the spirit and especially intercede for those who are still very young in the Lord. God bless you.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4).
Many have misconceptions about the scripture above because they’re not familiar with the use of prophetic language. When the Lord Jesus made this statement, He wasn’t talking about the mourning of a loved one; rather, He was talking as a prophet.
When you study the lives of the Old Testament prophets in the Bible, you’d often read of how they put ashes on their heads or tore their clothes as they mourned. On such occasions, they weren’t mourning because they lost something, or someone died! They mourned because of God’s children who had either gone astray or into captivity. They were concerned with the plight of God’s people so they mourned in intercession for their deliverance. And when the restoration or deliverance came, the prophets were comforted.
Some Christians are less concerned about the well being of fellow believers. They hear that a particular brother or sister doesn’t go to church anymore, yet they’re unperturbed. This ought not to be so! Just as the prophets were concerned about the Israelites, we also must be concerned about the plight of other believers around us and throughout the world. How often do you pray for the persecuted, the distressed, the backslidden and the sick in our midst or around the world? If you haven’t been doing this consistently, then you must begin today!
In Exodus 32, God was on the verge of destroying the entire Israelite nation because of their disobedience, but Moses stood in His way in prayer. He stood in the gap for the children of Israel, seeking the mercy of God on their behalf. Moses strongly connected himself to the people, and the Bible says, “So even though the LORD had threatened to destroy the people, he changed his mind and let them live” (Exodus 32:14 CEV). Hallelujah!
This should be your attitude towards other believers around you. Don’t become cold-hearted; realize that it’s your spiritual obligation to intercede in prayer for them. Jesus said you’re blessed when you do this, for you’ll be comforted. That means your prayers will yield the desired results.
Today, at 12noon and 10pm (local) we’ll pray earnestly and fervidly in other tongues for 15mins. As we pray, we will intercede for saints all over the world, that they may be strengthened in the Lord always, and that they may continually walk in the victory of Christ.
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