Isaiah 62:6 (NKJV )
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent
Last week we explored how time affects our ability to listen and we ended with the thought, when’s the last time you intentionally made time for God? This week we are going to explore, “The Relationship between Intercessory Prayer and Listening Prayer.”
Consider the following:
Our scripture lesson, which is found in the book of one of the major prophets, reminds us that we have watchmen — angelic guardians known as the heavenly workers and prophets, known as the earthly watchers. These watchmen hear from God and speak His word which is why they shall never hold their peace day or night. Therefore, the role of an intercessor is to bring people, situations, and relationships before the throne of God. When we do that, we are to seek God’s heart. Once we seek God’s heart, we fervently pray about the things which has been spoken to our heart. In order to achieve this, it requires listening prayer. It requires for us to sit silently in His presence and seek His heart. Know that there will be times when God will tell us what to pray about and the prayer will be immediately answered, while other times God requires us to speak of things that are not as though they were — meaning we are speaking with our faith. Remember God calls and brings that into being which before was not, and it is through intercessory prayer that God uses us as vessels to be watchmen. Thus, take heed to our scripture and never hold your peace or be silent, so keep listening, praying, and interceding. Remember we are called to change things both through doing and through prayer.
Devotion is based on: “An Introductory Guide to Listening Prayer: God’s invitation for you to join Him on a quest.” click here to download the guide.