Prayer has been in my thoughts for several months. It’s easy to look back through the blog posts and see that. What I have done is let good things get in the way of doing what needs to be done. A heavy travel schedule this year has been an easy excuse. My travels have included seeing God do many good things. To date in 2015, we have seen well over 500 people come to Christ. That is awesome! But there is more that needs to be done.
The Mission at Hand
One mission is often born out of another. That has happened in my own ministry and it may be happening again. Last week’s sports evangelism team was a motivator for me. Prayer was so much a part of what we did and we saw some incredible answers and new opportunities. All of it was due to prayer. This week I have been asking people to look at Isaiah 59. I can do an adequate job of explaining the passage. That is not enough. Until we are willing to act on the Word that comes to us, we have not fully grasped what God is saying.
For our churches, our communities, our state, and our nation it is past time for people to step up and be guilty of interceding for divine intervention. Is that happening? Yes, some are doing that. Are we doing it together? Maybe, but too many Christians are busy focusing on differences than the mission, power and opportunity that is common to us all. But the “together” aspect of prayer is something we must tap. God has promised to act when we pray together:
Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.
Notice what Scripture didn’t say? If the Methodists pray together He would act. No! If the Baptists pray together He would act. No! I don’t see Presbyterians in those verses. I do see believers in those verses. Can we agree to disagree on a few things and together ask our Father to intervene in the world He gave us as a mission field? After all, Jesus said:
Apart from Me you can do nothing.
I Will, Even if No One Else Does
What can one person do? It may not be much. But one must be guilty of acting and trying. Isaiah 59 tells us God looked for the ones who would intercede. He saw none. His actions were to bring about His glory from east to west and all over the world. If that is what He does, then that is what we must do. And for that, we must intercede because only He can accomplish it.
I’m asking whoever reads this to do what I am doing: answer the call to bring intercessors together. What have I done? I have arranged a room in Scottsboro at the RecCom (the locals know it!). On Tuesday evening June 9, a prayer time will begin at 7:15. I may be the only one there. There may be three there. I hope God sends a crowd of men to that room to pray for our churches, communities, our state, and our nation. But even if it’s only two or three, there will be believers interceding, asking our Father to do what only He can do. And my intent is for Tuesday to be only a beginning.
I can’t do this in your area. I can’t answer for you. This post is my own answer. You, too, must answer. And your answer is…?