Many matters require the church’s prayer. The items of prayer listed below are offered as a help to focus and enrich the prayer of the saints and of the churches. They are not meant to be restrictive or exhaustive, nor are they meant to be legally adopted. In the end, it is the Spirit who intercedes for us, in us, and through us according to God and His will. The intercessors’ responsibility is to be one spirit with the Lord and one mind with Christ to discharge the inner burden with Spirit-inspired utterances. In light of the current world situation, let us persevere in prayer with a strong spirit.
Pray that we will see a spiritual vision of the throne of God as the center of God’s administration throughout the universe and see the ruling of the heavens by the God of the heavens over all human government on earth to match the eternal economy of God for Christ to do two great things: (1) to terminate the old creation for the germination of the new creation through His first coming, and (2) to smash and crush the aggregate of human government and establish the eternal kingdom of God in His second coming (Rev. 4:2; Ezek. 1:26; Dan. 4:25b, 26b; Acts 17:26; Dan. 9:26a and footnote 261; 2:34-35; Rev. 11:15).Read more
Pray that we will devote ourselves to and persevere in prayer, while “discerning the signs of the times,” becoming God’s faithful channels of prayer for the carrying out of His economy with His elect for Christ’s coming, always aiming our prayer at the interests of God, that is, at Christ and the church as God’s interests on earth, for the fulfilling of God’s economy (Dan. 6:10; 9:3; Acts 6:4; Col. 4:2; Matt. 16:3b; 1 Kings 8:48).Read more
Pray that we will be the overcomers as the riders of the white horse—those who learn the divine truths of the gospel and proclaim the gospel of the kingdom, the full gospel, the gospel of God’s eternal economy, in the whole inhabited earth before the end of the age, as a preparation for the Lord’s coming back to bring the recovery and restoration not only to Israel but also to the entire creation—2 Cor. 4:4; Rev. 6:2; Eph. 1:13; Matt. 24:14; 19:28; Rom. 8:21; Isa. 11:9.Read more
Pray that we will be in our spirit in order to be men on earth with God’s heart, men to whom heaven can be opened to see the vision of God concerning the destiny of the world, who see that the world situation is the indicator of God’s move on earth, and who realize that all the major events of human history have been arranged and matched by God in His sovereign authority for His move on earth—Rev. 4:2; Ezek. 1:1; Acts 17:26-27; Dan. 2:34-35; 5:30-31 (and verse 30, footnote 1).Read more