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Why Do We Pray Night and Day?
Ever since King David established day and night prayer (See 1 Chronicles 16), there have been many expression of unceasing 24/7 prayer. So, why do we do it and continue to do it? Also, why do we pray night and day corporately? Isn’t it good enough to just have our own quiet time and pray silently by ourselves with God? Yes, every believer is commanded to pray and talk to God and spend time just with him. However, there are reasons God has given men and women in history the vision and command for night and day prayer. First, in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus teaches us to pray, “On earth as it is in heaven.” In the book of Revelation, we get a glimpse into what goes on in heaven around the Throne of God. In it, we see the elders, the living creatures, and angels around the Throne praying together without ceasing. When we pray on earth, we join night and day corporate prayer around the Throne.
Raising Up the Next Generation
In reality, there is very little that is more important then seeing the next generation take the torch from us and continue the work of the Gospel. Over the past few months, we have helped children lead prayer and worship meetings. In June, I (Jonathan) coached a team of kids in IHOPKC’s summer music camp. Kids from all over the nation played their instruments, sang, and prayed. I coached them in two-hour prayer meetings as they took turns. It was my joy to see them already walking in such a powerful anointing for prophetic music.
Standing for LIFE with Young Adults
Over the last several years, Theresa and I have both participated in what we call a silent siege. We pray for life outside of abortion clinics in silence with a red piece of tape over our mouths with the word, LIFE, written on it. We stand in silence identifying with the thousands of unborn babies who have no voice.
Recently, one of the Fire in the Night interns asked me (Jonathan) if I had red tape. I responded, “of course!” Over the past few weeks we have stood in the prayer room with red tape over our mouths that says, “LIFE” on it. I have stood on many occasions in front of the Supreme Court, abortion clinics and the Texas State Capitol. Though man might not hear our voices, God does and is moving because we are praying! We believe that Jesus will rescue unborn babies, because He delights in them (Psalm 18).
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