…call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD. (Joel 1: 14 NIV)
Question: Do we really believe that God hears and answers prayer? Do we want to see the Spirit of God moving in our churches? Then my question is this: What happened to prayer?
Prayer meeting in most churches has become obsolete. If there is prayer meeting, much of our praying is praying for Aunt Susie’s sisters’s cousin’s brother who has a hang nail. I am being facetious for sure, but am I really?
When was the last time you experienced the power of God at a prayer meeting? Thankfully there are still churches like the Brooklyn Tabernacle that believe that God still wants to meet with us when we pray. George Mueller was considered one of the most successful pray-ers in Christian history. Does God only answer Mueller’s prayers? Absolutely not.
God did amazing things in the book of Acts when people prayed. Mueller wrote in his journal, “God will show up for prayer meetings, if only the people will.” The late Norman Grubb said, “Prayer meetings are dead affairs when they are merely asking sessions. There is adventure, hope and life when they are BELIEVING sessions, and the faith is corporately, practically and deliberately affirmed.
Hey, I am not attacking your PASTOR and your prayer meeting. What I am suggesting is that God wants to do so much more, and He longs to meet us when we pray corporately and cry out to Him with believing faith. Are we willing enough to be a part of another revival in our day? Are we willing to PUSH – Pray Until Something Happens? Think about it. Dr. Bill Welte is President/CEO of America’s Keswick
Keswick, America’s (2012-12-13). Real Victory for Real Life Volume 2 (Kindle Locations 7409-7428). Kindle Edition.
Think About This: Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. Gilbert Keith G. K. Chesterton
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You. Psalm 143:8