Make A Way Prayer
We love you and praise you. We praise your name and want all the nations to know you. We cry out Maranatha! We say, “Glory, hallelujah! Hosanna in the highest!” Blessed is Jesus your Son and our Savior. Thank you for counting your creation worth rescuing. As with Noah, you could have wiped out any generation you wanted and started over with one family, like that story with Moses when he intervened and asked you to have mercy and you faithfully forgave Israel.
We need new streams in our lives Lord, new streams of ancient things. We need your holiness to cover us, your love to fill us, your power to flow through us. We need you to make a way where our skills, resources, and experiences don’t make any difference.
We need your intervention, we need you to move in the ways where we are incapable and unworthy, your glory transforming the impossible into a spectacle of your salvation.
Wilderness Streams > Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise. (Isaiah 43:18-21 NIV)
Let us perceive your movements in our hearts, let your living water streams fill us as empty vessels thirsty for your kingdom to come your way according to your will within your perfect timing in righteous pathways that echo your Truth to the ends of the earth.
We desire for our prayers, our service, our worship, and our disciple-making to reach every people and tribe. We want our desires and the accomplishments of our lifetimes to bear eternal fruit and lead others currently walking blindly in darkness to awaken to your light and join us in Jesus’ freedom and experience the fullness of your covenant love.
We want the wastelands to become orchards, we want the wilderness to become cities of peace & righteousness. We want you to reach every nation with vindicating victory that exposes the principalities who deceive world governments and corrupt could-be godly leaders into wicked persecutors and violent barbarians. So let your streams flow in the wastelands, let your living waters overflow in the wild frontier where lost sheep roam.
Fiery Warriors > Early in the morning a servant of the Holy Man got up and went out. Surprise! Horses and chariots surrounding the city! The young man exclaimed, “Oh, master! What shall we do?” He said, “Don’t worry about it—there are more on our side than on their side.” Then Elisha prayed, “O God, open his eyes and let him see.” The eyes of the young man were opened and he saw. A wonder! The whole mountainside full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha! When the Arameans attacked, Elisha prayed to God, “Strike these people blind!” And God struck them blind, just as Elisha said. (2 Kings 6:15-18 MSG)
Father, Elisha could see, but his teammate could not see. His physical eyes saw but his spiritual eyes could not perceive what was right in front of him. Please Father, make a way in us to see what you’re doing, what your plans are, what your will is, as we join with the transforming restoration of your daily spiritual renewal within our minds & hearts.
If you can open up this servant’s eyes, then you can open up mine. Thank you that our blind eyes, deaf ears, and cold hearts are not barriers to your kingdom coming and your will being done. Thank you for the unseen ways that you bring your goodness and beauty into every one of our days, and thank you for teaching us to be thankful for every blessing, counting & treasuring every gift from above received below.
Resurrection Sight > “But Lord,” exclaimed Ananias, “I’ve heard many people talk about the terrible things this man has done to the believers in Jerusalem! And he is authorized by the leading priests to arrest everyone who calls upon your name.” But the Lord said, “Go, for Saul is my chosen instrument to take my message to the Gentiles and to kings, as well as to the people of Israel. And I will show him how much he must suffer for my name’s sake.” So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Instantly something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he got up and was baptized. Afterward he ate some food and regained his strength. (Acts 9:13-19 NLT)
Father, let the scales come off, let the old wineskins burn, let the new wineskins be filled. Let the old ways die and let the ancient ways arise once again. You are calling our generation to an immensely difficult task: to finish what Jesus started and the Apostles continued but did not complete. You are asking us to make disciples in every nation.
Though we are free of condemnation ourselves because of Christ’s work @ Golgotha, we readily embrace the condemnation with which others accuse us, so that we may share in our Master of Sorrow’s experience. For how can we be ambassadors for a kingdom that heals if we have never endure pain; a kingdom that rescues if we have not been lost?
As Ananias made hard decisions that required personal sacrifice that could have ended in his very own imprisonment, torture, and death, we must ask are we so bold? Have we laid it all down? Have we truly died and been crucified along with the Friend of Sinners?
We press in today to the two blessings Ananias gave to Saul > to regain any sight or vision we have lost, and to be filled to overflowing with the presence, peace, purpose, and power of the Holy Spirit. We now let go of whatever troubles us and look above & beyond to an eternal kingdom of blazing light. We refresh our desire to receive and walk in your Truth and freedom, your glory and our identity as beloved sons & daughters.
Stand Strong > So put away all pride from yourselves. You are standing under the powerful hand of God. At the right time He will lift you up. Give all your worries to Him because He cares for you. Keep awake! Watch at all times. The devil is working against you. He is walking around like a hungry lion with his mouth open. He is looking for someone to eat. Stand against him and be strong in your faith. Remember, other Christians over all the world are suffering the same as you are. After you have suffered for awhile, God Himself will make you perfect. He will keep you in the right way. He will give you strength. He is the God of all loving-favor and has called you through Christ Jesus to share His shining-greatness forever. God has power over all things forever. Let it be so. (1 Peter 5:6-11 NLV)
The battle belongs to the Lord, we believe you Father. We believe that you are Zion’s Mighty Warrior who rides on the winds of the dawn and returns in power & fire upon the clouds of heaven. Our Bright Morning Star, we fix our eyes on the Author & Potter of our Faith, for your daily intervention in our souls spanning across our lifetimes through ever- changing seasons forms the anchor of our hope, persevering in every storm & tribulation.
Thank you God of our Salvation for lifting us up in every dark day and troubled season of our faith journey. Thank you Guardian Shepherd for covering us with your love and surrounding us with your peace that is truly impossible to describe. Thank you God of All Comfort for navigating our souls through every spiritual attack and releasing your compassionate grace as a Cascading Waterfall of Mercy over us: a healer’s balm we can taste & see that it is good and spread the word to everyone around us who will listen.
We praise you that the dragon does not have all authority, and that this present evil too shall pass. We praise you because the enemy wants us to focus on him as a raging lion seeking to devour; in contrast, you are Greater, for you are Judah’s Lion who roars, and the power of your voice conquers the most entrenched demonic powers of our land.
Shield & Rampart, True Light of Wisdom, thank you for shining where we can see with eyes you created to enjoy the beauty, and with hearts surrendered and available to listen to your voice, embrace your wisdom, and walk intentionally in your revelations. We are yours, now and forever. We are purchased & sealed by the blood of the Lamb of God.
We give your our dreams and desires, we return our resources and relationships to you, we lay down all that we have taken up apart from your will, and we rest in your presence available to see, believe, and follow wherever you want to guide us as we live the rest of our lives in your amazing grace in Jesus’ name we pray & worship, amen. Maranatha!
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