Deeper Day 165: The Prayers of the Redeemed

I recently had a powerful vision, that quite honestly, I didn’t think I would be sharing publicly…but apparently, I am supposed to.

I was praying and asking God what was on His heart and immediately I had a vision. I saw a deep crevasse in the ground and saw a lot of people within that crevasse and they all looked to be in some sort of travail. I was taken back by the sight and heard God say, “This isn’t My heart, but it’s the prayers of those who suffered in the Holocaust that have cried out for that to never happen again. Those prayers are covering you right now.”

I knew what I was seeing was true, but I admit it was a lot to take in. After sharing it with my mom, she reminded me of this scripture…

When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. Revelation 6:9

And then I remembered this…

And when He had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Revelation 5:8

Friends, it is time to do two things. First, thank God for the prayers of those who have gone before us. We should realize that their prayers were just as important as our current prayers. You never know whose prayers are covering you right now. Second, it’s time for us to partner with the prayers of those who went before us and create a united front to stand firm for the kingdom of God. Our prayers matter.

I encourage you to continually go before God and pour out your heart, but also go to Him and ask Him what He wants you to pray. Doing that has really given me a focus and boldness to move forward with a more strategic prayer life. Just picture it like this, if I am at war and using a bow and arrow I am bound to hit some enemies by just randomly shooting in their direction, but if I use the direction of my leader, who is looking through binoculars to know more accurately where the enemy is, then I will have a much larger accuracy. When we ask God how and for what to pray, we can be assured to have increased accuracy and many more answered prayers.

It’s time for the church to be very intentional. We must listen and remain low to withstand this attack. Keep your knees on the ground (so to speak), praying without ceasing. This is our time, and this is our assignment. Are you ready?

Prayer Moment: God, give focus and power to my prayers. Teach me how to more accurately pray. Show me where You want me to invest my prayer time. Give me wisdom to discern the times and protect me from being led astray by the enemy. I am Your instrument, use me as You will. In Jesus name, Amen.

Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, Who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” Revelation 5:11-12