I was emailing this to intercessors or people who have expressed an interest in learning more about intercession but the Lord told me to put it on the blog. It is time for the body to come together and armor up.
I get LOTS of prayer requests and I am sure each of you do also. One of the things that the Lord has been talking to me about is unity in the body. Several times lately I have gotten a request that include 20+ people. Most of the time there is no direction.
An example is “My friend is in late stage cancer and only has a few weeks to live. She is in a lot of pain and on all kinds of medication. Please pray for her.”
So, what are we praying? For her to be comfortable? Against symptoms? Healing? Quick trip home to the father? (This is not sarcasm but has actually been a request)
What is the person wanting--not what you want for the person what do they want?
We have not because we ask not but what are we asking for? We don't receive because we ask amiss.
If Patton told the troops head across Germany and win the war and each soldier, pilot, tank driver etc. made it their own battle the enemy could just stand back and watch the army destroy themselves. The body of Christ has been doing this too long.
I am not negating seeking the Lord and hearing what He gives you for a battle plan but when you are in a concentrated battle make sure you are in agreement with those around you.
I hear the Lord saying that it is time to stop the infighting. Time to lay down prejudices. Time to destroy pride. Time to unify. Time to win.