Kingdom Advancement Prayer: Every Believer’s Responsibility
From scriptures, we discover that Kingdom advancement prayer is a commandment. As it is written: After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-10). Also, we must understand that the prayer altar is the sharpest of all sickles of harvest with the capacity to birth a nation at once.
The Bible records: Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children (Isaiah 66:7-8).
Furthermore, we saw how on Mount Carmel, the whole of Israel exclaimed: The LORD, he [is] the God; the LORD, he [is] the God through the prayer ministry of Elijah (1 Kings 18:39; James 5:17).
The is how a whole nation bowed to the effectual fervent prayer of a man. Also, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, the king passed a decree.
As it is written: Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon (Daniel 3:29-30; see also Daniel 6:10).
We also saw that the Apostles were constantly in prayers, they also responded to the threats of the people with prayers.
The Bible records: And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word (Acts 4:29). We saw them gathered together in Solomon’s porch praying (Acts 5:12/14, Acts 6:4/7).
So, Kingdom advancement prayers will keep on advancing the engaging believer until He sets us above all nations of the earth. It is also important to know that the multitudes drawn into the Kingdom by prayer will always require prayer to be established in the faith.
As it is written: Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God (Colossians 4:12; see also Galatians 4:19).