Recently, I was reminded about how beautiful the prayer of a newborn Christian can be. It's a prayer spoken from the heart, in their own natural vernacular (which likely isn't politically correct, and may include swear words, unrefined verbiage, poor grammar, and more linguistic faux pas). It's a prayer that's raw, transparent, authentic, personal and speaks directly to God's heart.
“So that with one mind and one voice, you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” - Romans 15:6
As Christians, we believe in the power of intercessory prayer. As the late minister James Edwin Orr once said, “No great spiritual awakening has begun anywhere in the world apart from united prayer.” Across the nation, leaders are hearing the Lord say that the U.S. is going to experience a great awakening.
Last fall, I joined a small prayer team from Indianapolis praying on site on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. During our trip, Pastor Yaqub, our team leader, shared that he has led prayer on site at over 20 state capitols around the United States.
Recently, Yaqub contacted me to share which capitols the Lord is directing him to lead prayer teams to pray at in 2016. The first is Jefferson City, Missouri (this week). Later in the year, the capitols of West Virginia, Wisconsin, and possibly one other state will be scheduled for on site prayer.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. - Ephesians 6:4
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. - Proverbs 22:6
"We can never know God as it is our privilege to know Him by brief repetitions that are requests for personal favors, and nothing more."
- E. M. Bounds