Praying Through 2Chron 7.14

Wielding the Word: Article 16

I first wrote this around 10 years ago, when I was reworking the study on intercession. It has remained virtually unchanged, with only some minor tweaking.

Please feel free to use and pray the prayer exercising your faith.

This was the last article of the 16 previous posted hubs on intercession from my study.

MAY THIS ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE WORD OF GOD IN YOUR PRAYER AND INTERCESSION.

Taking the WORD, finding the meanings and using them in your intercession and prayers.

It is always a good help in prayer if you know the meanings of words before you begin to pray. This way you are using your mind and spirit to see God’s will accomplished.

2Chron.7.14

“ If my people, who are, called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”

IF> Suppose that /in case of /by condition /hope from God, asking

MY PEOPLE> a possession of God=ownership/people=whole or individual/those persons=the whole particular body or group. Who are my people /who are called.

WHO ARE> reality or already in possession of /verb /in the first person /present tense /plural.

CALLED> given a place /we are called /chosen /specific /designated / characterized, also called by /we have a name or particular calling, vocation /job /inheritance /place of recognition /others will know who we are.

BY> by way of or through.

MY NAME> there is no higher name to be standing under/no greater places to be in possession of/no better family to be a part of. There are many names to God.

WILL> our will intertwined with his /knit together /understanding his heart /our wills laid at his feet=humility. Willingly loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, strength. Willingness, willfully. Jesus prayer “let your will be done…”

HUMBLE> Free from pride or vanity /being in a condition of servitude, obedient/meek lowly submissive /unpretentious /to mortify the flesh.

THEMSELVES>acknowledging God, forgetting themselves /bowing down /covered with the mantle of humility.

AND PRAY (PRAYER)> Humility comes before prayer /Communication /touching the Father /Our Father, must know him as Father first.

AND SEEK> look for until found /search /explore /hunt for /investigate /pursue /track down.

MY FACE> Why his face? Relationship /face to face encounter /not any other way /our lives are based upon relationship one with another and with God. Eye to eye contact and his word penetrates our soul, cleansing, freeing, strengthening. Truth is revealed in the eyes.

AND TURN FROM> making a calculated decision /altering ones course /change /deviate from /shift.

THEIR> taking responsibility for ones actions=ownership /shouldering the blame

WICKED> immoral /impure /shameful /unrighteous /vile /evil

WAY(S)> path /course in life /habit /manner /practice /lifestyle /system /tradition /religion /who you are allied with, operating out of the tree of life or the tree of good and evil.

THEN> referring to an action about to take place.

I WILL> a calculated response by God, out of his will, grace and mercy, a promise, he has reasoned within himself to do something on our account, because of our weakness, by his love.

HEAR> to listen with intent /to care /to want to respond /attending to our cry /consider /heed /listen with regard.

FROM HEAVEN> His place of residence /throne /the place of power /authority /the place where his will has completeness.

AND FORGIVE> because of his lavish gift of love /by his choice /mercy /grace

THEIR SINS> all the evils committed.

AND HEAL THEIR LAND> promise to cure /fix /remedy /reconcile /renew /revive /build up /refresh /repair what the sin has damaged, he can do this because he is God, it is his will by choice.

Now we have broken down the verse; how do we use what God has said?

We remind God of what has been promised, and what he has said regarding us his people.

We as intercessor represent his people; we can stand in, remind him, and humbly beseech him to have an ear to our petition, to forgive because we come humbly. We have authority given through Jesus to forgive and to ask forgiveness. We can ask believing and Jesus said that he would answer us when we come believing. We also know that restoration, forgiveness, healing, mercy and grace are at the heart of God and in accordance with his will.

We also know that he looks for those to stand in the gap.

Our prayer should go something like this:

Heavenly Father, we come to you in Jesus name, humbly asking that according to your promise of healing and restoration for your people, these words recorded in 2Chron.7.14, that as intercessors chosen by you to stand face to face with you; we ask that you will assist us, your people, your church, your chosen in changing our course of action, that you will become involved more intimately in our lives, because of your great love, mercy and grace. That you will strengthen your church to do your complete will; that you will block the activity of the enemy, even destroying his plans against your church as we pray for daily protection from the evil one. That you will involve yourself in greater measure to help bring revival, restoration, and more outpouring of your Spirit. That you will raise up a multitude of intercessors. That the leaders, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists will hear clearly and will repent of their pride and lack of trust in you. That the ways of the world will be broken off of your church and that purity of heart, mind, and spirit will be fully restored. That Holy Spirit will be welcomed in all our sanctuaries and that true worshippers will arise from the ashes. We ask that your Holy Fire would descend upon us to purify once again. Forgive all of us for wandering away from the path, for seeking our own way, for being fleshly and thinking that we were spiritual. Forgive spiritual pride and arrogance. Give us ears to hear what you are saying to the church. Let your true prophets come forth and share your heart. Help us to get on our faces before you and not get up until you have answered. Help our weaknesses our feebleness, our sickness and our blindness. You want your church to come together as one man, in unity, to act as Jesus and to fulfill his and your mandate. Forgive us for looking to programs, politics, control, manipulation, any and all things that did not include you. We have not been humble; we have forgotten how to serve one another. We have forgotten to welcome you into our house, to wash your feet and to greet you with a holy kiss. We have missed out on the blessing that this would bring us. Forgive us. Instead we have welcomed your judgements. We plead with you now, do not forsake us, do not leave us empty, hungry, unclothed, blind, barren, beaten up. Have mercy as the Good Samaritan did to the man on the roadside, for this is your church, your people, your chosen, with your name. Come oh God, for your name sake, come now with mercy, come and restore, come and fight for us again as you have in the past. Come heal the land, with all the authority that is in and belongs to Jesus of Nazareth, your true son and our chief priest as we ask and we thank you in his name. Amen.

MAY YOU BE TRUELY BLESSED AS YOU INTERCEDE FOR YOUR LAND(S).

LET US AGREE TOGETHER FOR THE HEALING OF THE NATIONS TO COME. IN JESUS NAME.

 

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godpreacher 6 years ago from Atlanta,Ga.

Saint,

Beautiful and heartfelt prayer. " The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much." I have believed for some time now, that this verse is a key. It is a key that unlocks the doors to the divine manifestation of God's promises and blessings, and it all begins at " Then"

( Referring to an action about to take place)Then makes us aware that there is a part that we must do before God does what he has promised.

I'm holding on to the prayer, for I trust the power of God to be released through it.

God Bless


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada Author

thank you my brother, i will agree with you for God's alignment and power to be released and new insights and heavens visitation in Atlanta. Amen L.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Saintatlarge, Beautiful & powerful! I embrace this wholeheartedly! I have grave concerns for a lot of what I have seen and experienced within the "congregation of the sanctuary walls" Lord Help us!

Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you DeBorrah, let's join our hearts in prayer for the completion of Christ's work, first with us, and then in our intercession for others.

Blessings L.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

A great prayer-I will share it.

Now a question for you-Do you think it is wrong to warn people of risks and dangers that may affect their lives spiritually ,physically or economically-even to encourage them to pray? -the Church and the world needs so much prayer.

I am genuinely interested in your view on this.

Ita


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada Author

Great question! i would put it this way. Leave the warnings to those who are called of the Lord to do that specific job, there is certainly enough warning throughout scripture for anyone who wants to listen, and they will only affect the ones who want to hear it anyway. As an intercessor it is my job to bring the people before our heavenly Father in an attitude of love, grace and expectation. As the verse says, "If my people, who are called by MY NAME..." The intercessor is to become the bridge (our life) for what concerns the Spirit as He interprets what is to be done for any given situation at any given time. When Jesus came he was not concerned at that moment for the other nations, but he knew in his heart what the Father's plans were for the rest of the world and we know that that has taken place. He because of authority gave waning to the religious leadership for their shoddy work. i believe we are to be concerned with our corner of the universe where he places us until he says other wise or enlarges our capacity to pray with greater fervor for what he might show us, until that time concentrate on what he has put on your heart and stay free of confusion and what other people are saying. i believe in the simplicity of prayer and faith exercised. If you have faith to believe big go for it. i also recognize without the grace of God in my life "there go i." Something to consider, i wrote as part of my study material 'Qualities of an Intercessor', i would encourage a read through and let me know your thoughts. Holy Spirit has a job designated to him, that being bringing people to the Father through Jesus. He was looking for 'A MAN" to stand in the gap... Isaiah said here am i... Ezekiel also. Encouragement is always good, and the prophetic intercessor is born to encourage and build up. The life of Nehemiah is a terrific example of intercession through action and encouragement.

Great questions, and i hope i brought you some fuel for your fire. Let me know if this was a help? Blessings Ita.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

I'm going to get back to you on this-after some thought ,reading (yours) and prayer:)


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada Author

Back with you Ita. With some more considered thought to your question.

"Do I think it's wrong to warn..." i think i was quick to give you a response that focused more toward intercession. Not knowing what the perameters of where your thought is coming from perhaps caused me to not miss your intent. You said do i think it's wrong to warn people? My first thought is to introduce the God of grace. My second thought that has wrung in my head for years is from Ez.3, that "their blood would be on your head.." should he not warn the people. This word was spoken specifically to him as the prophet to the nation. If you are a pastor, recognized prophet, appointed church leader, apostle, appointed intercessor for a specific church body and given authority to use your gift(s)and God gives you a message to bring, absolutely. i agree with the structure and authority of the designated body or church that God has established and for the gifted people to follow protocol. i'm not sure if i'm wandering away from your thought? If again you are talking about family or friends and you have the right to speak then yes. Let everything be done in love. Hopefully this brings more clarity. L.


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada Author

To fix an error, that should read "Miss your intent" instead of "not miss". Or perhaps i totally missed?


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

God’s Blessing on you Saintatlarge-

I really appreciate your responses-both of them; it has taken me a long time to get back to you,but I really did need to think this through-in the quiet.

Firstly, I am a devout Christian-(.a Catholic).I am not a prophet –but I am very interested in this whole area, and I pray for discernment apropos those ‘of God ‘ and those who are false. The important factor is –all is in accordance with church teaching and Scripture.

I believe, I am ,as a Christian-expected to pray for ‘the other ‘I’-my neighbour. I also believe that ,I m called, through prayer, fasting, and mortification(in simple ways)-to ‘ pray harder’ at specific times . A victim soul, I am not !-but I would see much of my prayer as intercessory prayer. (I have a spiritual director).

The Holy Spirit clearly calls certain individuals to the charism of prophesy ,and also witnessing to Christ, very much needed now, in a world that has lost its bearing.

But, thinking about your response, it seems to me, that –as this is both your gift and responsibility .I also think it is the responsibility of each of us- to pray that you respond as fully as you can to this great gift.

I feel more inclined to think that my own responsibility, is to be as open as possible to the plan God has for me, in my own daily routine-which isn’t always easy!

Two of my heroes are St Therese, who in her ‘Little Way’ lived out a life of extraordinary sanctity-just doing the ordinary boring duties of her life extraordinarily well-and always-animated by love.

The other is St. Francis, ‘The Poverello’,I love the way he said to the brothers ,when he was sending them out to share the Good News-‘Off you go now ,and spread the news of God’s love, ‘Using words, only if really necessary’

I know I am no prophet-but I think God made us all –as we are –and He has a plan for each one of us; the key to it is to simply see Christ in everyone we meet; that isn’t easy either, but whoever said Christianity was meant to be easy.

I find your hubs wonderfully edifying, insightful, and thought provoking –I enjoy reading them and as I am heading off soon for a short break, I will include them on my to be re-read list.You make me think-positively.

God Bless-Ita.


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you Ita for a better picture into your life. i could tell by your words (your hubs) that you are passionate for the truth, that makes a clear cut passage into the heart of worship, prayer, intercession, and Holy Spirits involvment in your life. i came to know the Lord during the mid 70's, Charasmatic movement, when the Catholic church was also being awakened. i used to go to meetings at the local convent and they were electric with the presence of God. i have lost touch with a priest friend from my home town who would come out to our services and play the congas. Have you read the book 'Practicing the Presence of God', by brother Lawrence?

Another Catholic who influenced my life was Jean Vanier, who is a son of our once past Govenor General. He started homes for the Mentally challenged called L Arche. They have homes around the world. A beautiful man of grace. He has many books, you can google his bio. There is a home in Toronto and one in London CDA, where a friend of mine works.

Thank you so much for your input and i'm pleased that i was able to bless you in some small way with what i have to share. Blessings, Bro L.


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UlrikeGrace 6 years ago from Canada

Dear SAL...thank you so much for this teaching and your prayer on behalf of the church...as an intercessor I have been floundering around under some good and some not so good "teachers" and as a result have experienced much confusion in this area so much so that I have almost laid aside this precious gift! But our Faithful God has not let that be so and has been leading me back...but under His direction. He has also been using people who are submitted already to Him in this gift and priviledge to bring healthy teaching to my heart. I appreciated your thoughts and heart. I hope to find your teaching, "Qualities of an intercessor" and go through that with the Spirit by my side. Thanks for all your encouragement and for the faith of your heart. Blessings on you and yours...UlrikeGrace


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Jean Vanier-yes,I am familiar with his wonderful mission and ethos-we have a number of L'arche communities here in Ireland.

Brother lawrence-I have heard of him,but I am not so familiar with his writings- I just found this site which I will check out

http://www.practicegodspresence.com/index.html.

I greatly admire Chiara Lubich- founder of Focolare Movement-a true child of God and worth checking out.

The Catholic church is going through very difficult times at the moment-I suppose it is a necessary cleansing;there is no doubt it has been infiltrated by evil forces in an effort to bring it down-we do need the prayers of all Good Christians:)

Thank you for your response,again.I will continue to follow your inspired writings with great interest.

God Bless-Ita.


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada Author

UG thank you again, i going to agree with you for your heart and spirit to be enriched. if you have found something in what i have to share, all the better and we can praise Jesus together. i am blessed by your input since i have been walking out my own calling and maturing on the vine. Blessings as i look forward to hearing from you again. Your friend, Bro L.


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Saintatlarge 6 years ago from Canada Author

Ita, great to have your input as i look forward to hearing from you and your encouraging comments. Blessings L.

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