God has given me a prayer challenge to pass on. Earlier this year the prayer team at my church was assigned to read the ‘Circle Maker’ by Mar Batterson. (If you have not read it, I suggest you pick a copy or two up and share it). We went on to read his book, ‘Draw the Circle’, and we took up the 40 prayer challenge, that we were able to complete the day before Easter. Finishing with a Jericho march around our church on Easter. One of the things you will read in Mark’s books is that we don’t pray big enough. If we pray for things we can accomplish on our own, it is not much of a miracle, so pray the impossible and watch what God does. Jesus taught us that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move a mountain!
The other day in my prayer time God brought me to my knees and broke me. He gave me a challenge that I cannot refuse. The first was that He knew I have been praying not only for personal needs, but for the needs of my church and pastor, the needs of the community I live in, and a different country. Then of course the the needs on my prayer list and for those who ask for prayer. Abba told me to pray bigger! He wants me to pray globally and ask the warriors in my life to join me. For each of us the global need may be different. He has given me my cause to pray for and others who have already answered this challenge they have their cause that He has put on their hearts. This challenge begins the day you accept it, and will continue until the ‘Feast of Tabernacles’. in October. What He put upon my heart is to pray for ‘Human Trafficking’, both females and males from infancy into adulthood, being bought and sold through out the world. I am not only to pray for the victims but for those doing the buying and selling. If this cause is laid upon your heart, there are many organizations that are doing all they can to help these victims. You can go to pricelessmovement.com for a list of these organizations in your area. If you are interested in watching a faith based movie on the subject you can find the movie ‘Priceless’ on Amazon Prime. I do not know what God will call you to pray for, it could be a disease like cancer, or persecuted churches around the world, to name just a couple of things. There are so many needs in this world and so many lost and hurting. I pray you will join me in this challenge. If you do please leave a comment so we can pray for each other as we meet this challenge.
Psalm 106:23 Therefore He said that He would destroy them, Had not Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
Isaiah 59:16 And He saw that there was no man, And was astonished that there was no one to intercede; Then His own arm brought salvation to Him, And His righteousness upheld Him.
Isaiah 63:5 “I looked, and there was no one to help, And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; So My own arm brought salvation to Me, And My wrath upheld Me.
Ezekiel 22:30 “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.
Please share this challenge with the prayer warriors in your life.