Dear brothers and sister, for the past two weeks, the Holy Spirit has stirred my heart on the call of prayer for nations and the times we live in. I am not talking about the usual type of prayer. I am talking about “a spirit of prayer” that God promised in Zachariah 12:10a. Whether we look at the apologetics of this scripture in a historical or literal context, one thing is sure, there is a spirit of grace and prayer promised. God wants to pour this spirit of grace and prayer upon His sons and daughters in these last days.
It will take a hunger for an awakening or revival in our time to experience the spirit of grace and prayer. It will also take stewarding to maintain the flow of the anointing of prayer that brings revival. For the nations of the world and especially America to experience a mighty move of God, we need an out pour of the spirit of prayer with a posture of travail for the souls of people that desperately need Jesus. The spirit of grace and prayer is promised because God loves people. The outcome of the promise is a guarantee made possible by the love of God.
The spirit of grace and prayer is able to bring gracious convictions, spiritual revelations that will usher in repentance, regeneration, and restoration for the harvest of souls. The spirit of grace and prayer is able to bring unprecedented deliverance, faith, fervency, and availing for the kind of manifestation the apostles experienced in the book of Acts. Not only is the spirit of grace and prayer the precursor for an awakening in our times, but also, it is the manifestation that enables God’s people to maintain the temperature and tone of a supernatural life in our world.
However, there is a price for the spirit of grace and prayer, made known to each one by the measure of faith distributed by God Himself. May the mercies of God and His awesome fame described in Habakkuk 3:2 be a reality in our time, in our midst, in our families, in our communities, in our nation and in our world.
“ Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.”
For The Cause of Christ,
Dr. Johnson Obamehinti