A month ago I had the joy of attending an event that I greatly anticipate each year which is the Men’s Prayer Advance. I have written about it in past blogs.
Once again, the Lord met with us in a special way as we gathered in January at the Sheraton Hotel in Roanoke, VA, for three days set aside to pray, praise and hear strong Bible preaching. The five men in our group were convicted, corrected, challenged, changed, and charged up to advance in the blood-bought privilege of prayer (Hebrews 4:14-16; 10:19-25)!!
Tuesday night something really unexpected happened. The five of us had the privilege of meeting at a local restaurant for supper and then a season of prayer. One of the men resides in Mooresville, NC, and had business in Knoxville on Wednesday. Because of what God had done in his heart and life, he wanted as many of the group as could to meet up again and renew the joys of Prayer Advance. So, he initiated this gathering, even driving out of his way to make this work. What really spoke to my heart was a man advancing in prayer in such a way that he would make plans for it, drive a distance to join other men in a time of intercession, and look forward to another time to do it again in the near future.
Prayer? Yes, prayer. When you understand the glories of prayer, the fellowship of prayer, the power of prayer, the unity in prayer, the need of prayer and the future of prayer, you are willing to make advancements in such a privilege. You are willing to plan for it. You are more than willing to drive to a prayer meeting. You are more than willing to invite others to pray with you.
Are you advancing in prayer?
“Prayer is what invites the power of heaven into the circumstances of earth.” (War Room)
“We must begin to believe that God, in the mystery of prayer, has entrusted us with a force that can move the Heavenly world, and can bring its power down to earth.” (Andrew Murray)