Quiet Voice Prayer – 1 Kings 19
Heavenly Father, we praise and worship your holy name. Your love transforms our souls, your power overcomes our evil desires, your wisdom directs our every step. We worship you in the Holy Spirit today, we dig our teeth into your Glorious Truth awaiting your every revelation, discerning your every word by the grace of Jesus our Magnificent Messiah who died to save us, who bled to baptize us in divine identity and forever life.
Fortress Sanctuary > God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come, when mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! [Interlude] A river brings joy to Yahweh’s city, the sacred home of the Most High. God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. The nations are in chaos, and their kingdoms crumble! God’s voice thunders, and the earth melts! The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. [Interlude] Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world. He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation, worshiped throughout the nations.” The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress. (Psalm 46 NLT)
Wash over us like tidal waves Holy Spirit. Whatever pulls us to the grave, whatever distracts us from the narrow pathway, whatever divides us from our brothers and sisters, we renounce those influences, we reject those voices, we listen only to your pure voice Good Shepherd. Take us wherever your river flows, heal the deserted places in our souls, and let your living waters wash over our filthy feet. All we desire is to become completely empty of our wayward flesh, the temptations of this poisoned world, and the deceptive lies of the dragon, so that we will feast upon your living bread, drink of your living waters, embrace with delight your life-changing truth, and walk in the freedom of your glory, the majesty of your splendor, the power of your resurrection, the love of your beautiful heart.
Identity Transformation > When John realized that a lot of Pharisees and Sadducees were showing up for a baptism experience because it was becoming the popular thing to do, he exploded: “Brood of snakes! What do you think you’re doing slithering down here to the river? Do you think a little water on your snakeskins is going to make any difference? It’s your life that must change, not your skin! And don’t think you can pull rank by claiming Abraham as father. Being a descendant of an ancient father is neither here nor there. Descendants of Abraham are a dime a dozen. What counts is your life. Is it green and blossoming? Because if it’s deadwood, it goes on the fire. I’m baptizing you here in the river, turning your old life in for a kingdom life. The real action comes next: The main character in this drama—compared to him I’m a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out. He’s going to clean house—make a clean sweep of your lives. He’ll place everything true in its proper place before God; everything false he’ll put out with the trash to be burned.” Jesus then appeared, arriving at the Jordan River from Galilee. He wanted John to baptize him. John objected, “I’m the one who needs to be baptized, not you!” But Jesus insisted. “Do it. God’s work, putting things right all these centuries, is coming together right now in this baptism.” So John did it. The moment Jesus came up out of the baptism waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life. Listen to him.” (Matthew 3:7-17 MSG)
Holy Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh upon us today. Our souls thirst for you. Yes! Our souls thirst for you. Even as the deer are thirsty, panting for streams of refreshing waters in hidden oases, we thirst for you. Our souls thirst & hunger cannot, will not, must not be quenched by any other source than your peaceful presence. Burst down the doors of my heart Holy Spirit, flood the halls of my thoughts Holy Spirit, fill the forgotten rooms within the walls of my heart until there is no place left in my heart, mind, soul, spirit, or body where you are not welcome, where I do not want your Truth to shine, your Word to blaze.
Quiet Voice > Later the Lord’s angel came to him again, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat! If you don’t, you will not be strong enough to make the long trip.” So Elijah got up. He ate and drank and felt strong. Then Elijah walked for 40 days and nights to Mount Horeb, the mountain of God. There Elijah went into a cave and spent the night. Then the Lord said to him, “Elijah, why are you here?” Elijah answered, “Lord God All-Powerful, I have always served you the best I can, but the Israelites have broken their agreement with you. They destroyed your altars and killed your prophets. I am the only prophet left alive, and now they are trying to kill me!” Then the Lord said to Elijah, “Go, stand in front of me on the mountain. I, the Lord, will pass by you.” Then a very strong wind blew. The wind caused the mountains to break apart. It broke large rocks in front of the Lord. But that wind was not the Lord. After that wind, there was an earthquake. But that earthquake was not the Lord. After the earthquake, there was a fire. But that fire was not the Lord. After the fire, there was a quiet, gentle voice. When Elijah heard the voice, he used his coat to cover his face and went to the entrance to the cave and stood there. Then a voice said to him, “Elijah, why are you here?” (1 Kings 19:7-13 ERV)
Father, we are swept away in the avalanche currents of your wonderful mercy, your wonderworking power. Living Water, you are welcome in my soul. Light of the World, you are welcome in my home. Resurrection Life, you are welcome in my desires. Good Teacher, you are welcome in my mind. Great Physician, you are welcome in my body.
This one treasure I seek, this one skill I desire to master: to rest in your presence listening to your voice. You are the wellspring that cannot run dry, only you can satisfy me completely, perfectly, wholly, fully. Thank you for all that you are, thank you for all that you do, and thank you for all that you plan for me and my family. I rest in you Heavenly Oasis, I trust your worthy hands Righteous Potter, I heal in your green pastures and beside your quiet waters Warrior Shepherd, I stand upon your firm foundation Overseer of My Soul.
Chief Cornerstone of my leadership, thank you for this new season of my life. Banner For All Peoples, thank you for rescuing the nations today. Consuming Fire, thank you for burning up within me whatever does not belong. Diadem of Beauty, thank you for capturing my heart with renewed wonder at your curious creation and divine culture. Firstborn from among the Dead, thank you for sealing my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life to be read before all mankind and supernatural beings on Judgment Day. Israel’s Consolation, thank you for keeping your covenant people within your ultimate plan to bring yourself the greatest glory through the last generation of this age. New Covenant Mediator, thank you for showing us your ways, deepening our love for you, exposing us to knowledge we aren’t aware exists, and guiding us to embrace the fullness of your gifts & fruit flowing from Zion through our lifetimes to bless & reconcile the nations. Spirit of Grace & Prayer, thank you for not giving up on me when I wander for a season, thank you for holding onto me when I epic fail, thank you for remembering me and staying faithful to me when I reject you and choose to follow the dragon’s temptations, and thank you for rescuing me time and time again when I fall into a dark pit with no way out unless you shine your light into death and open the forsaken prison doors with your freedom keys.
Glory, glory, hallelujah! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is Jesus who comes in the name of the LORD. With all angels and archangels and all the company of heaven, we praise the Lamb of God, we praise the Lion of Judah who was slain for the sins of the world. And we sing together, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD God Almighty who was, and who is, and who is to come.” And we proclaim together, “Maranatha! Jesus has come, Jesus will return, Come quickly, Messiah King Jesus!” Amen. So be it. Grace & peace. Maranatha!
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