14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
God's desire is to heal our land! Isn't that amazing?
He wants to be your God and your everything and provide for you and me as a father provides for their children.
So, because we believe that prayer makes a change, let us begin a 30-day prayer challenge.
In this prayer challenge, we are not going to bring our own need before God, we are going to bring the need of our brother or sister.
So, whatever our need is, we are going to give it to Jesus and trust Him to meet my need while I don't ask Him about it, while I do not worry about it and while I pray for my brother and sister's need.
God is calling us to take upon us the burdens of our brothers and sisters. This is the 30-day prayer challenge that will start on October 28th and end on November 28th.
How are we to come before Jesus and ask of Him my brother's need?
Just as Jesus explained when asked of His disciples...
1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into
temptation;but deliver us from evil.
5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth
; andto him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he
aska fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Luke 11:1-13 (KJV)3
Can we ASK and SEEK for the needs of our brothers and sister?
Can we BANG ON HEAVEN'S DOOR? Not for our need but our friend.
Did you notice in vs. 6 that the man asking at midnight was not asking God for himself but he was asking God to provide because his friend was in need?
If I (we) being evil would give bread unto the man that asks because it was midnight, HOW MUCH MORE would our heavenly Father that IS love and full of compassion give unto one of His little ones?
It time for us to bear the burdens of our brother and sister. God is calling us to unite and care for another!
Let us bear one
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2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Thomas is an Assistant Pastor at The Master's House.