April 21, 2015
Some time ago, my wife and I were talking about prayer. It was a great conversation.
Then, she brought up her mother and what a person of prayer she had been all of her life. Matter of fact, my wife said, “When my mother died, I lost my prayer warrior.”
I have an aunt who lives in Florida and on a phone conversation she said, ‘I pray for you every night.” Can you believe that she loves her family enough that she prays for them not just here and there but every day.
Many years ago, I came across a verse that is located in 1 Samuel 12:23 that gives the same kind of drive to pray for others. It says, “Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and right way.”
The prophet Samuel had such a drive to pray for others that to him it was close to being a sin if he did not pray. That is the heart of intercessory pray, that drive to come before God for another, it is just something that just has to be done.
A famous quote that I came across by Charles Wesley reads, “God will do nothing but in answer to prayer.” The famous pastor, Charles Spurgeon agrees with this quote by saying, “Prayer moves the arm that moves the world.”
So, instead of having someone pray for you, you become a prayer warrior, you move the arm of God, you never fail to not pray for others and let us stand back and watch God directly answer a prayer for another that we have prayed.
God is waiting to here from us. He desires to do great and mighty things in the lives of others because we pray. The great Bible teacher Phillips Brooks said, “Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking hold of God’s willingness.”
So, whose prayer warrior are you?