God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Ephesians 3:20 MSG
Stop and think for a minute. What is the greatest prayer you can imagine? Dream big; what could God do, if we asked Him? What request would have the most profound effect on this world? Wouldn't it be for Christ to reign throughout the whole earth? Isn't that why God is calling His people to pray? Pray…Thy kingdom come. Isn't it time for the Church, all of God's people, to seek God's promised kingdom throughout the whole earth, in persistent, united prayer? Isn't it time to pray God sized prayers for the world-kingdom prayers?
Are we praying for new converts to Christ? That is a kingdom prayer! Do we have friends or family that don't know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? Transforming lives is something that only God can do. That is something that we won't see happen apart from God. I believe God is calling us to make this a regular part of our prayers, individually and corporately, and that we should continue praying for those around us to become a part of His kingdom until we see God answer. He is calling us to pray and not to give up until His kingdom comes and His will is done in our world.
Kingdom prayer is prayer that pleads for God to do what he wants. What does He want? He wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. Jesus was slain and purchased for God with His blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. Rev 5:9
Kingdom prayer needs a holy burden about the way things are. Do we as His church have a burden for the lost around us and throughout the whole world? Are we crying out to God to work supernaturally in peoples lives? Do we see that Christ is the only answer for people's deepest needs? Do we understand that God has promised in His Word to work when we pray?
Kingdom prayer needs a real balance between our hands and our knees. We are in a spiritual battle. We cannot change men's hearts by what we say, but God allows us to have an influence on them by what we say, when we pray. We need to pray for boldness in the lives of Christians to share the Good News about Jesus. And we need to take every opportunity to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit with those He brings into our lives. We must plant the Word of God in people's lives and regularly water it with prayer until it springs up and produces a harvest for The King.
Kingdom prayer needs a firm belief that the King will show up. Do we have faith in God Almighty? Do we believe He will do what He says? We must demonstrate our faith in the promises given by God in His Holy Word. We must pray big prayers if we want to see big answers from God.
Kingdom prayer deeds are so awesome that only God gets the glory. The result of our praying kingdom prayers will be God supernaturally displaying His divine power to transform the lives of men.
Will you pray for God to use you more? Will you pray for the transforming power of Christ's kingdom to be evident in our lives, for a sustained movement of united prayer among us, for God to pour out His Spirit upon all mankind, for relationships to be transformed by His power, for God's purpose for families and children to be seen, for the nations to hear and answer the voice of God, for the faithful courage of His people to live their faith before men, for Christ to bring healing to lives, for the fulfillment of God's promised blessing among all peoples and for His glory to be over all the earth.
Father, may your name be glorified in the world through us. May we be instruments in your hands to advance your kingdom in our world. May we do your will and prove to be your disciples. Amen.
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