A Great Symphony of Prayer
“Again, I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” (Matthew 18:19-20; NASB)
“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:16; KJV)
The word “agree” in Matthew 18:19 is the Greek word sumphoneo(1), from which we get the English word symphony. It’s easy to see the concept in this word: one sound, made of many sounds. There are many instruments in a symphony, all playing the same song, in the same key, with the same tempo, with one conductor. Any deviation from these demands can be heard immediately, creating discord, dissonance, perhaps even cacophony. (I’ve heard too many cacophonies in churches!)
With Holy Spirit as our Conductor, a great symphony of prayer has been forming in America. It can be heard in homes, churches, vehicles, forests, along the sides of roads and rivers, on snow-covered mountains, and in lush valleys. Listen closely, and you’ll realize it is also in many languages, coming from other nations as well. The sound of the Ekklesia Philharmonic Orchestra is no doubt rapturous to heaven, filling the throne room with great joy, even as it transforms into a sweet-smelling incense (Revelation 5:8).
The second verse above, Ephesians 4:16, is less known by the church, but packed with anecdotic language describing the church. The context of the verse, Ephesians 4, is the body of Christ - pictured as a human body, with its diverse parts and functions, working together. Let’s take a closer look at a portion of this verse.
“Fitly joined together” is an interesting and complex Greek word (sunarmologeo)(2), made from 3 words. Sun(3) means “together”, harmos(4) means “joint; joining”, and lego(5) means “to put in order; arrange or gather together.” A derivative of lego is logos, arranging thoughts into words in order to communicate them. Our English words logic and logical come from logos. This word is used as one of the names of Jesus in John 1:1. This is because Christ embodies the logic, the reasoning of God; He is the expression of God to us.
Jesus is saying to us through this amazing word (sunarmologeo) and verse: You are My expression. As I revealed the Father, You will reveal Me. You are My body; you are My words. I made each of you unique, as different in your giftings, callings, and preferences as an ear is from a foot; or, to use the symphony analogy, as different as a tuba is from a violin. But if you connect, work together, “play the same song” - I will be revealed. Your sound, Your song, is meant to reveal Me.
As we release our many prayers in this season, with different Scriptures and words, in so many ways and places, Christ is being heard and seen. Holy Spirit is the Conductor - He will show you your part. I love how He is leading people to “paint” their state in different ways. Some go, others who cannot physically travel around their state, do so on maps with their fingers and words. What a great sound that must be to heaven! Some write decrees, some use their State Constitutions, others read Robert Hunt’s decree - think of the power being released across the land as all this occurs. It’s the Synergy of the Ages Symphony! Grab your instrument, and let’s go.
Here are a few more reports and examples of painting the borders of our states:
“Thank you for your call to “Command the foreword.” I am one of the moms in Loudoun County who has been vocal in our fight against corruption in our school boards.
“I have already gathered many groups to prayer walk around our city and schools, but I believe this is the most important assignment of all. In the burning promptings of Holy Spirit, I started a prayer call to recite our (Robert Hunt) 1607 Covenant daily and have joined in “painting” Virginia’s borders and anointing the land with oil. I am now partnering with groups doing the same with Intercessors For America. I promise to continue to do my part. Thank you for your leadership. You have the partnership of Loudoun County, VA. America IS being saved! Our children will have a future and prosper, in Jesus' name.”
And from North Dakota:
“We are pastors and leaders of a prayer ministry called Gateway Prayer, and we lead a Prayer Gathering to pray for the community, our region, and nation every Thursday evening at 7 pm at one of our local Community Centers. We have intercessors in attendance from 6-8 different churches (so far) in the Bismarck area.
“We encourage everyone to read or listen to Give Him 15 every day, and we are following the words you are bringing from prophetic voices in the nation.
“We love and appreciate your ministry and wanted you all to be aware we are linking arms from North Dakota, also referred to as “the bread basket of the world.”
From a U.S. Embassy:
“I am a service member currently serving at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile, although my home unit is in Texas. Yesterday Holy Spirit moved me to go to the embassy and pray for every state and U.S. territory as I walked around the atrium. I agreed and renewed our commitment to the covenant of dedication made on 29 April 1607. After all, U.S. embassies are sovereign U.S. territories, so they need to be painted, as well! America shall be saved! The third great awakening has already begun.” (shared with permission)
We hope you are enjoying the new Paint Your State online hub on our GiveHim15.com website! Your response has been amazing! Thank you for your patience, as this is our first time building an interactive web page.
My staff has asked that I share two important facts that will improve your user experience:
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2 - Secondly, if you would like to see what is happening on other state group pages, you can do so by clicking the PHOTO of the state (instead of clicking the "Join" button). You only need to "Join" a group if you want to contribute a post or comment in the group feed. We hope you take some time to see what other states are doing - you will find it extremely encouraging; I know I did!
Pray with me:
Father, we rejoice with You as the church, the Ekklesia, comes together in agreement for the protection of America. We are connected in Christ, releasing the same sound, playing the same song. Continue stirring hearts to do so, and releasing creativity and insight into where to go, how to do so, and what to pray.
You said a shaking is coming to turn around our nation, not to destroy it. You said as we “command the foreword” and paint the states with the oil of Holy Spirit, we were releasing both the shaking that would cleanse, and the protection needed to preserve our land. You told us not to fear the shaking. Your Word also tells us not to fear. Therefore, we are unafraid of any shaking that occurs.
We remind ourselves that we are also joined to our brothers and sisters around the world. They are part of Your cherished family and prayer orchestra. We pray for them, as well. Strengthen them, provide for them, and encourage them. Send revival to the nations! Deliver them from evil governments and systems - tear down the strongholds of darkness. Shake down evil, even as you do so here in America. We know evil will exist until Your return, but grace will prevail, and Your Kingdom will expand.
We pray these things in Christ’s name. Amen.
We decree that the sound of the Ekklesia is on key, in perfect harmony, and clear. It is bringing fire and protection to our land.
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James Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990), ref. no. 4856.
Ibid. Ref. no. 4883.
Ibid. Ref. no. 4962.
Ibid. Ref. no. 719.
Ibid. Ref. no 3004.