Sunday, May 8, 2016

Jericho Prayer

In Joshua 6 God tells Joshua and the Israelites to go take the city of Jericho. To knock down their walls He tells them to walk around the city once a day for 6 days. On the 7th day, they are instructed to walk around the walls of the city 7 times and the 7th time to blow trumpets and shout. The Israelites did this and God knocked down the walls of Jericho so that Israel could conquer them.

Several years ago some friends of ours felt impressed to do the same, only with prayer. Oh how important prayer is! Instead of marching, they and others drive around a city to pray for the city to bring down the walls of darkness that surround that city and to ask for God, who conquers all, to conquer the souls and the powers of darkness that hold the city.

It was such a blessing and a privilege to participate in this this year! Yesterday our family loaded up and drove around Louisville to pray for our city. It was such a good time to remember the love God has given me for this city. It was a great time to remember areas of the city that we have forgotten and for God to show us just how much lostness there is here. The Spirit moved as we drove! He compelled many thoughts and prayers and it was such a blessing to be used in this way! God does not need us and yet He uses us, His people and our prayers to show us His power and His greatness. It's just amazing.

I don't know of anything specific or direct that was answered from our prayers, but I know God was honored and He is on the move.

What city do you need to pray for? If you would like to do something like this, let me know and I would love to share with you more about this prayer ministry.

No comments:

Post a Comment