"By means of all prayer and petition, praying at every time in spirit and watching unto this in all perseverance and petition concerning all the saints,"
- Ephesians 6:18
We can never fathom the power of prayer. Prayer is the means of achieving God's economy. It is being one with God and praying what is in His heart. With man's cooperation, God's will is done on earth. Even the Lord Jesus while in the earth went up to the mountain to pray. He says to His disciples, "rise up and pray". We, in like manner, have to do the same, we have to rise up and pray in order for God's will to be done.
The following is an excerpt from Watchman Nee's book, Let Us Pray...
"Prayer is none other than an act of the believer working together with God. Prayer is the union of the believer’s thought with the will of God. The prayer which a believer utters on earth is but the voicing of the Lord’s will in heaven. Prayer is not the expressing of our wish for God to yield to our petition and fill up our selfish desire. It is not a forcing of the Lord to change His will and perform what He is unwilling to do. No, prayer is simply speaking out the will of God through the mouth of the believer. Before God, the believer asks in prayer for the Lord’s will to be done.
Prayer does not alter that which God has determined. It never changes anything; it merely achieves what He has already foreordained. Prayerlessness, though, does effect a change, because God will let many of His resolutions go suspended due to the lack from His people of prayerful cooperation with Him."
May we be such ones that cooperate and work together with God and see the power of prayer in God's move on the earth.
The saints in the Church in Edison invites you to join the prayer meeting every Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm alternating among the saints homes in Metuchen, Edison and East Brunswick.