May 27, 2018
Urgent Plea for Prayer
This image is of a watch tower in Israel. These became common throughout my Prayer missionary prayer journey throughout the land. Each time I saw a watch tower it reminded me that I too am to be watching…and as I watch I shall pray.
“Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.” Ezekiel 3:17
Prayer is a conversation with God. It’s going to God with your heart and coming away with His. Prayer is giving your entire self: mind, will, physical being, and emotion. One could say prayer is much like exercising and eating healthy. You really cannot do one without the other. To some degree they go hand in hand.
I returned to a healthy lifestyle after years of being what I believe was living an unhealthy lifestyle. I started experiencing healthy results of waking early, being alert, the fog in my mind was cleared, I have unbelievable energy, my skin looked healthy, my hair was no longer looking gray or thin, and I felt a sense of renewed confidence and strength. I experienced amazing results! I felt so wonderful I started back to exercising by walking around the neighborhood. As I walked around the neighborhood I started praying for every person and home I was passing. There are times while walking I will discern a need to stop and pray for a moment. I have actually cried while walking pass certain homes. I call this, “Prayer Walking.”
I recall one morning when I felt too exhausted to walk although I had eight hours of sleep. There was an urgency to push myself to walk. I took a moment to stand outside of my front door and prayed. I asked God, “What’s the urgency? What are you speaking, God?” He didn’t answer me, but He led me to walk a different direction. I ended up at a house I was led to stop and pray for a few weeks earlier. There was a ‘for sale’ sign in the front yard, and police cars lined the driveway. I learned there was some domestic abuse and was told several weeks ago the wife had locked herself up in an area trying to get away from her husband. I am unsure if it was the same day or not. Regardless, there was urgency. God used me just like He uses you to stop and pray.
We must respond when the Holy Spirit prompts us to do so. It is easy to ignore His calling, but we must pause long enough to hear from Him. There’s an urgency to pray.
How may I pray for you?