Raising a people of purpose


Ecclesaistes 9: 11
The Word: Ecclesiastes 9: 11 (KJV)

11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Dig Deeper:
Ephesians 5: 15  

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Think about it


– A time of prayer is always a time of grace – Hebrews 4: 16 (Let’s come boldly to the throne of grace)
– A time of prayer is a time of rejuvenation – Isaiah 40: 31 (Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength)
But more importantly
– A time of prayer is a time of opportunity –  Matthew 7: 7 (Ask it shall be given, seek ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened)

Prayers opens up doors of blessings…. This is a fundamental truth. That’s why Jesus told the parable of the widow in Luke 18 who will not allow the Judge to rest. Praying and beseeching him day and night 

Opportunities are moments of divine visitation.
Opportunities are like the aeroplane in an airport. You do not need all of them to get to your destination. All you need is one going to your destination But you must be prepared and available to catch your own flight.
Opportunity is like a spark of light. It has a brief lifespan. It’s momentary, a flicker. It’s like when you are using a cigarette lighter. But you must catch the spark quickly and ignite it within its brief lifespan,
The opportunity of a lifetime are to be seized in the lifetime of the opportunity. Sparks have a short lifetime 

I pray that as doors open for you in this season of prayers, you will start to seize those opportunities IJN

DAY 4: I PURGE MYSELF LORD. Psalm 51:1-4

  • Purify me Lord
  • Forgive me of all my iniquity Lord
  • Father please make me whole again
  • Father I am sorry for all my wrong, disobedience or any act of ungodliness
  • Lord please wash me clean again

The book recommended for prayer and fasting – Marilyn Hickey (is very, very good. You can see synopsis / pages on Amazon. Not expensive. Brief and direct and gives you biblical reasons to fast and pray, the benefits, the health implications, different kinds of fasting and how you can develop a consistent fasting life. Hugely recommended for everyone)
Prayer focus:  Lord I receive a purging in spirit, soul and body. My time of visitation will not miss me

On Prayer: The power of prayer and fasting – 21 days that can change your life – Marilyn Hickey
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.