The Word: James 5: 17 (KJV)
17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.
11 And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
Think about it
PRAYING THAT BRINGS CHANGE – INTENSE
Still on Vision, Planning, Strategies, Goals, Timing
Prayer that brings change is not lackadaisical prayers.
We can’t pray wishy washy and expect an harvest.
When we go through the scriptures, there is something consistent with prayers that brings a change or prayers that breaks the bond of darkness. Such prayers are passionate, intense, fervent even brutal. For instance in our text today, there are certain key words: Elijah prayed earnestly…. Hannah wept sore…. In order words, prayers that brings change is usually desperate prayers……
Prayer that brings change many times is also personal. For instance: Nehemiah prayed alone, Daniel prayed alone, Hannah prayed alone, Elijah prayed alone, Jacob prayed alone. This is not a coincidence. This is because others may not share your passion. If Hannah was waiting for Elkannah the husband to join her in intense prayers, she would have waited forever. Instead she took her destiny in her hands. You don’t need a team of prayer warriors to pray for you. You can change things by yourself.
Genesis 32: 24
24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Prayers that brings change does not take a no for an answer. How can you wrestle throughout the night and even though tired, refuse to let go in the morning? How can Daniel pray and fast for 21 days? He must have made up his mind that he wasn’t going to stop the fasting until there is an answer from the heavenlies
Ladies and Gents, we have the opportunity at the beginning of this year to sow unbelievable prayers that carries power to break the head of Satan and destroy every yoke. It is a fantastic opportunity. It must not be missed.
Prayer that brings change is usually intense prayers…
Our memory verse for January 2018
Habakkuk 2: 2
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1: And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision,
Line 2: and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Once you say it a few times it will stick.
Prayer focus: Our prayers for the next level project:
We are praying to break, uproot, destroy evil doing, yokes, demonic oppression in our lives, in Nigeria, against the RCCG, against our church HOP Nechells IJN
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality