*Recently, a healthy exercise for me has been writing out some prayers for various needs of certain believers and “The” Church or our local church. Prayer is always in danger of being a lost art, or at least, a grossly underestimated tool or weapon of the faith. I post this to embolden our faith to entreat heaven. God loves it when we bring needs, burdens, excitement, joy, frustration, brothers & sisters, vision, or really anything to him in prayer. Here is a heartfelt example of an intercessory prayer I felt The Lord had me write down. This practice has been utilized by many a godly man and woman from yesteryear and I think it is a strong and healthy practice for Believers today.
A Prayer for Younger Brothers
Drive deep Lord…deep into my brothers. Put an insatiable hunger in their young bellies. A hunger for the banquets of deep heaven. Drive deep, deep within them and plant Your burden and Your call. Place within them all that they would ever need to keep their gut-furnaces lit with the coals of purpose. You have desired that they would be purely satisfied with all that is You, and my desire is to feed that satisfaction…that hunger…that fascination.
Oh we need to be fascinated with You again, Lord of Hosts…fascinated and fixed. Help us look up. Get our heads out of the begrudging here-and-now. Lift these eyes to look upon You and all You’ve ever done. Help my brothers, these ensigns, these comrades-in-arms…help them dig in, fortify, fall madly and hopelessly in love with You Jesus. THEY CAN BE SO MUCH MORE!!!
Bring fire upon them! Come baptism of Spirit. Come Dove of flame. Bring to them vision by day and dream by night. Arrest their interest. Help them be not called away be the wicked siren’s song. Let them be spoiled for this world and all it’s lofty falsity. Spoiled. Spent. Ruined!
I bring them before You Father, these are good men with good testimonies of Your faithfulness and grace—but make them GREAT men. Yes, earthshatterers. Yes, groundbreakers. Those that the world will not be worthy of, but by faith, let them move mountains and restore the lost and the broken alike. Move in them presently Holy Ghost, this night!!! Go after them like those hounds of olde, those hunters of heaven. Let them stir in this night and toss in their sleep like the young Samuel. And let the response be the same, “Here am I Lord, your servant is listening.”
Let them listen. And oh, would You speak. And let them hear. Bring coal from the altar. Bring throne-born gift. Bring election sure and ministry unrefusable. And I say again, may there be stirring tonight!!! Some of them, dear Jesus, have well-nigh slipped…let them not go down without this fighting prayer set to flight. And for those with 10, give them 30fold. And for those with 60, give them 100fold. And for those with 100, help them pray that others around them would gain blessing, calling, and honor for Your Name.
Strengthen all the saints tonight, with all-prayer. All-sufficient. All-overcoming. All-providing…all-prevailing PRAYER! And ignite others to pray this very minute, sweet Savior. I know these words are reaching Your throne. May they fill up bowls. And may those bowls spill down blessing upon we, Your humble sons and daughters.
Fill us Holy Spirit. Forgive us Yeshua. Wash us of the dirt of this earth. Make us “in this world, but NOT of it.” Cleanse. Fix. Mend. Reconcile. Protect. Make Your Church strong again. Oh yes, make her strong again. Help her to her feet. Help her get that white dress on. And STAND AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD!!!
Amen and amen and amen….