Our HOURLY PRAYER CHAIN begins from 12 midnight every first Friday of the month.
Prayer is vital if a church wants to see
revival, and that is our earnest prayer, that God revive us. What is revival? “Re”….again; “viva”….life. Or to bring something to life again. Revival starts in the individual and then
spreads to a church or community. So for our monthly Friday prayer we will
this year be focusing on first getting our own hearts and lives in order, on
allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to us, to change us, to challenge us, to
revive us so we can be an instrument in God's hands to bring revival.
Our focus will be on 2 Chronicles 7:14.
We will take one phrase of this verse each month
and allow the Holy Spirit to reveal his word to us. There will be suggested readings, insights,
encouragement and relevant passages for us to read.
JANUARY. "If my people...”
2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Let's remember this is God speaking.
The verse starts with a challenge and a promise. It is all conditional.
It starts with our willingness to enter into a partnership with God.
If I do something then God will do something.
The question is - “will I do what is required in order to receive the promise?”
Examples of this:
Romans 10:9 KJV
That if you shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
Revelation 3:20 KJV
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.
”if my people”
Who are God's people?
This isn't just a word for Israel who are God's people. It is for you and I…the redeemed children of God.
God is waiting for a response from me. Will I be obedient?
Lord, make me willing to do what you want me to do in order to receive the promise.
Help me to hear your voice speaking to me, personally, in these words of Scripture. Open your heart and be expecting the Holy Spirit to speak to you.
Give thanks that you are one of God's people, that he loves you and wants to answer your prayer.
Suggested reading …..
This chapter is all about knowing God's voice and hearing what he says.
This month, be listening for the voice of the Holy Spirit. He is wanting to speak to you. You need to learn to recognise His voice.