All these I will bring to My holy mountain and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples. – Isaiah 56:7 (AMP)
By Eryka T. Johnson
I was inspired to share my experience during Nightlight service at Maranatha Church. This was a 12-hour period committed to prayer and worship, a time of filling up in God’s presence for one hour and then releasing His power the next. The Holy Spirit was so tangible; I left with such a sense of humility, as well as, a fire to see things changed around me.
It was evident that Maranatha Church was God’s house of prayer. The amazing revelation is that we too are the house, temple, and dwelling place of God and possess the same ability to petition God on behave of the people. As we begin to intercede daily, we will see nations changed, presidents bowing to the authority of an Almighty God, government officials making wise decisions on behave of the people, and any of the like.
Use this prayer list, which was adapted from that Nightlight service, to serve as a starting point for those endowed from on High to affect change. Pray for the following:
- Laborers on the mission field
- Local area – the needy, leaders, schools, businesses, economy, municipals, and government officials
- Local church – pastors, staff, ministries, administration, visitors, and growth and vitality of its members and their families
- Federal government, legislative body, judicial branch, economy, and the President
- No more annihilation and devaluing of human life
- Outpouring of the five fold ministry gifts for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry
Allow the Holy Spirit to pray through you as He reveals other areas in need. We all can join this movement and affect change in our communities, counties, cities, states, nations, and the Globe. We are called to be a light in a dark place. It is time to not only penetrate darkness with our presence but overtake it with prayers that prevail and assume its position of authority.
Eryka T. Johnson