This is a Call to Prayer and Supplication for the Saints. I don’t know if anyone out there has noticed, but spiritual wickedness in high places are still creating spiritual wickedness. And that said spiritual wickedness is having an effect across this nation and also across the world. This isn’t really a typical post that I would put up on this site, but the Lord is moving me to do this.
I’m certain that we all pray for ourselves and for our families, circumstances, health, financial well-being, travel mercies, healing, favor, etc.. And there’s nothing wrong with that, in fact there’s sound spiritual reasons for doing so as often as possible. If you don’t pray all that often, the Word would tell you that to pray not too often is to pray way too little.
1 Thessalonians 5
7 Pray without ceasing.
There’s three words that say much more than it looks. And I would strongly suggest that we take it seriously. The spiritual condition that this world is in, we can’t afford not to pray about all areas of our lives in any way. If the Lord didn’t think it to be important, he wouldn’t have placed it into his Word.
18 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4 And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
6 And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
So the Lord makes it clear. But there comes a time, and I think now is, where we need to step above and beyond ourselves and our immediate family’s needs and concerns, when it comes down to our prayer lives. Not necessarily put aside prayers for our concerns, but add time to it, to include supplications for the saints.
If every one of us decided to take some time throughout our busy day, and just lifted up ALL the Saints in prayer, what kind of a difference do you think it would make? Think on it this way, If you were praying for the spiritual, physical, and financial, well-being for all the Saints across the face of this earth, and also for their families (immediate and extended), would you not think it would make a difference? Okay, say you’ve got faith enough to have answered yes to that. Now, what if there were thousands added in agreement to that supplication, praying all those things in a similar manner for all the Saints and their families, and thousands eventually added to theirs, so on and so forth… Would you and all of your family not be included in their prayers?
If we believe that the Lord hears our prayers, why wouldn’t he hear the prayers of the Saints being lifted up on your behalf, and yours for them? As a Body, if we took the time to pray for all of the Saints daily, I would be willing to bet that we’d wind up with our own prayers answered much more quickly, as they would already be primed with prayers by Saints from all over the place.
Perhaps that’s one of the reasons a major theme in the Word of God is to love others as yourselves, and to go the extra mile when asked to go for one, pray one for another, giving all prayer and supplication for the Saints, and all of the other lessons that we can find in the Word about tending to others. Not everyone can exercise charity in a traditional sense, so why not use your time charitably toward all of the Saints by standing in the gap and lifting the entire Body of Christ in supplication to the Father? Five minutes a day would be that much better than none, and ten even better than five!
Accumulative Pleas before God
Once upon a time I was foreman of a shop where time was nearly everything, as it was a quick-turn shop. When something happened (usually something kinda bad) it was inevitable to have four or five guys standing around looking at it. In that kind of circumstance, there was a trick that I learned to get people back on track. That would be to vocally count out how many people were standing there, then multiply that times how many minutes they were wasting standing there. It was always effective to get them motivated to carry on with what they were suppose to be doing when taking totals like that, because sometimes people don’t see the bigger picture. But when given the revelation of how much time collectively they wasted, they’ve then been informed that there may be trouble coming if they don’t get moving. One guy standing around for five minutes wastes five minutes of company time. Five guys standing around for five minutes wastes twenty five minutes of company time.
That was just an example of how things can accumulate. Taking that example and flipping it around, how much more important is time praying for the behalf of the Saints around the world? When it comes to prayers for the Saints, my guess is that they accumulate in the throne room of God, being answered according to his will. And don’t you think that he would take notice of you trusting him to take care of all of your needs enough to care for the needs of his Body? Please see what Jesus is trying to get across to people with the parable in Luke 18 up above.
Prompted by the Lord
Brother or Sister in Christ… I would like for you to know, that no matter who you are, where you are, and no matter your circumstances, I’m praying for you. And you who have unsaved family members, either immediate or extended, I’m praying for them too. And there’s no way that I’m alone in that! I am confident that the Lord is fashioning a standard to be raised against the current rising tide of wickedness, and I believe that if we band together as a Body and lift our supplications to the Lord for the Body of Christ, that he will indeed respond and take notice.
So here is the likeness of a prayer that the Lord has placed upon me to pray concerning these things for the past couple of weeks in particular. I would like to invite you to pray along with me in this, and continue every chance you get to pray it again and again. Not verbatim or anything like that, but adding to it what the Lord places on you to add, making it your own. Maybe he would rather you concentrate on different parts, who knows?
You sit above all and nothing escapes your sight, truly, there is none like you. In times past, you’ve made sure to let us know to pray for each other, so in obedience to your Word and for the sake of the Saints, I lift up this prayer to you.
You have seen the trouble and persecution going on across the face of this earth, and see all of the wicked schemes of your enemies. You know what their plans are and you know that they move about both seen and unseen, waging war against the Saints. Now we understand that there will be a time before your coming that the Evil One will prevail against those who are yours. But until that day comes, rise a standard Lord in the face of all the plans of the wickedness that continues to attempt to beat down the Body of Christ all over the world.
In the name of Jesus, we unleash and loosen angels of God, mighty angels of war to beat back and defeat all of the dark forces that are encamped about your children, and may there be a display of power done in such a way that all people who are taking part in persecuting your children fall on their face and cry out to you for salvation. Also may there be angels sent to minister to all those in need of ministering, especially in those places where there are so few of the Saints left.
May all who you foreknow to become yours be quickened to do so, and may they be protected against the Evil one and all who side with him. Bring safety to all those who need safety, and lift up the downtrodden. Strengthen all of them in you and in faith, and become more real to them than the world is. As you certainly are more real than the world.
Cause for there to be unity in mind in all of the Saints, bringing all of your children into the full knowledge of Christ Jesus your Son, without whom they would still be strangers. Lift up all of your Saints across the face of the earth Lord, so that being in the world but not of the world, we don’t have to be like the world in order to move through it. Lift up your Body above all of the problems and stressors that are attacking the mind and hearts of your Saints. Allow only what you need for instruction or whatever you will, but Father, let Satan not have his day with any of your Saints concerning the cares and worries of this world. Please give to those who need, and if you refrain due to lack of wisdom of different Saints, then please give them the wisdom to handle what you’re withholding, that they don’t use things against you to their own hurt.
All the Saints have family somewhere that are not yours Lord, and need to be. Would the Shepherd abandon the offspring of the sheep? Please have mercy on those who are called by your name, and rake their families into the Body of Christ through the blood of the Lamb, and work on each and every one of the hearts of all those family members who are not yet saved, and bring them into the fold. All family members Lord, both those who are related directly, and those who are related distantly or however related. Lord you said that it’s not your will that any should perish. So cause for all of them to be wherever they need to be in their lives to not perish, but to call upon the name of the Lord to be saved.
Father, please lift up your Body and heal every place that needs healing, restore all that which may have been lost, remove every need as fulfilled, and incline your ear to each of their prayers. I plead the blood of your Son Jesus upon the entire Body of Christ, and let doctrine be filtered through it before reaching any of our senses, so none will be deceived into believing a lie.
Concerning all of the Saints, place a hedge of protection about all of them, their belongings, their finances, properties and otherwise all that belongs to them, which you have given. All these things I pray, lifting up all the saints to you Lord in the name of Jesus, whom I serve and whose I am. Thank you Father for all that you’ve done, all you’re doing, and all that you’re going to do to fulfill your perfect plan in the lives of your Saints.
If you prayed that prayer or would pray one like it for all the Saints whenever possible; as if the well-being of each and every one of us depended on it, It causes me to wonder. How massive of an outpouring of God Almighty would we see around this place if we all did the same. If every one of the Saints kept every one of the Saints in prayer, how much more would every prayer of the Saints be answered? And perhaps how much faster? As I said above, the Lord placed it in his Word to pray for each other, and I don’t believe that he did it for nothing.
Thank you for reading this and if you joined me in the prayer above, thank you even more for your prayer! If there is anything that you think that I may have missed please let me know via the comment section down below. Also, if you think that this is something that many others in the Body of Christ would use, please share via the social media choices down below to click that big plus sign to the right hand side of your screen. Thanks again for taking part in a Call to Prayer and Supplication for the Saints.