October 7. 1139pm.
I was just about to snooze when my sister, Sasha, sent me a message saying she is anxious about our sibling who is working overseas (Norway) as she can’t contact her via FaceBook (where we usually get in touch). She was crying last night as if her heart is about to shatter. I have it in mind to just impart my share of God’s method of prompting His people to pray.
My Text: God is just giving you a burden to pray for her (our sister, Lea). Whenever you feel that (crying with a burden for someone), get up and pray. God sometimes let us feel someone’s emotion to bring us to our knees in prayer. When God calls us to pray, He does it in a very unique way we can’t even understand but will give us joy afterwards.
There’s more to discover when you pray for people. You will be overwhelmed.
Little did I know my message will be aimed at me. I had an unthinkable encounter with God who personally called me to pray instead. While I was reading through my files from the laptop, there is part of me that wanted to listen first to a worship song. I abruptly put what I was doing to one side upon perceiving a voice saying “PRAY”. I shook the thought off but I heard it yet again, “PRAY NOW”.
I conformed not knowing it will transform me. I closed our room’s door and put my hands together in prayer kneeling comfortably on my bed. I prayed for my family which is the considered necessary for the prayer I ought to do.
My conversation with GOD:
Me: Please save my family. I can’t be like this knowing they are not with me in my Faith. Please save them. Touch their hearts and cause them to return to YOU. I know I don’t have the right at this moment to pray but please save my Family. I want to see them worshiping you the same way Sasha and I are doing now. I want them to feel you love them the same way we do.
God: I want you to forgive yourself and ask for cleansing so I can penetrate into your heart. I can’t come because of sin. Rest assured that I will hastily come the moment you ask. Free yourself from YOU (my thoughts: that is – I pray all about me. God is asking me to focus on Him and not myself).
I saw God in front of me and wanting so much to hold me in His arms but can’t because I am full of sin. He was waiting for me to say it.
God: I am holy and I can’t touch you because you are unholy. Your sin is stopping me to hold you. Ask for forgiveness and cleansing I will come. Ask now, my daughter.
I cried my heart out and spoke in tounges.
Me: I’m sorry. Please cleanse me.
The moment I finished my words, I saw God embraced me quickly. I cried so hard I trembled. The room went so frosty my body trembled.
Me: What should I pray?
God: Save. Save. Save. Pray for people to be saved. Pray that they will be saved. That they will ask forgiveness and return to me. Pray earnestly for people. Pray unceasingly.
He showed me the scene from the old testament fleetingly I can’t contain as he put his heart into my heart and I cried.
God: See, I can’t come to them because they are full of sin. Pray for these people. Pray and not stop. I need you to tell my people pray. The time is coming and I want them to be rescued.
He prompted me to put my hands into my heart and when I did, my heart aches for people I can’t elucidate. There’s pain I can’t restrain.
God: Please pray for these people. Tell my people (those who believe God) to pray for them (sinners). It is your duty to pray for the Lost. I have called you a warrior. A warrior in prayer. A princess who prays. Ask my people to pray. Call Yami to pray. Pray now. Do not delay. Call her to pray with you for the people (lost souls).
I hesitated but I forced myself (I can’t walk straight since I was still shivering) to go to Yami’s room and ask her to aid me in prayer. Yami took my trembling hands and escorted me to the living room to pray. I only prayed in tongues and as I did, Yami seem to decipher every tongue I verbalize.
I stopped trembling when we finished praying. Yami confessed that she was praying for me for long as she distinguish my heart of stone for years now. I admit I was, and I thanked her for praying for my heart. It was one of the unique encounter I had with the GOD. I was released from sin. I forgave and I was forgiven. I prayed.
There’s just one thing GOD asked of me: PRAY for people to be saved.
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