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September 28, 2017

Passionate, Insistent, Intercession

John Knox was a reformer in the 1500s. He was leading the protestant reformation in Scotland. He was a scholar, an intercessor, and a reformer. This man represented prayer. People heard him cry out daily, “Give me Scotland, or I die!” Even when he was imprisoned for his faith for a season, they could hear him in his cell crying out, “Give me Scotland, or I die.” Mary, Queen of Scots, was a Catholic and opposed to the Reformation. She said, “I fear the prayers of John Knox more than all the armies of Europe.” God is picturing for us, as an example, a man who carries that level of intercession; that level of intercession.

“The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.” (James 5:16b; WEB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Wouldn’t you like to represent prayer to others? If so, stir up your passion to intercede!

  2. What area has God made you passionate about – your local schools, government, corruption, human trafficking? Maybe you cry out for the ending of abortion or for crime to be resolved in your city? Pray over that area with passion right now.

  3. Desire to be such a man or woman or student of prayer that the enemy and those he affects fear your prayers!

  4. Intercede for the Body of Christ to be stirred to intercession for this nation like never before!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I humbly ask that I would be known as a man/woman of prayer. I want to be someone that others know they can safely come to for prayer. I want my name known in the heavens and in hell. Thank you for stirring my heart to intercede for (say the area). I know You have put this passion in me, so You can change this area of our nation. I know the outcome will be in alignment with Your perfect plan, even if I don’t live long enough to see the outcome. Help me to stir others to pray for this. Help the Body of Christ to intercede with a fresh fire for America! Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the army of righteous insistent intercessors is rising up to pray for the USA and we will see God move to draw this nation to Him.