the nothingness of prayer.

I believe with all my heart that should revival come to R-AGE, it would arrive by the prayer of its people, not by the pursuit of its programmes. We’ll pray and seek the face of God and (it is a relief that) that’s all we need to do. I aspire to depend on prayer alone to bring revival to this generation that I serve. Only then will God get all the glory because no one will be able to claim the credit for the work done in the hearts of the young people that He will redeem.

When we are truly engaged with God, we will naturally do the things of God – which includes preaching the Gospel, bringing friends to church, discipling younger believers, praising and worshipping with abandon, helping those in need, encouraging our friends, giving generously to the poor, getting involved with missions and praying some more.

There is nothing more powerful and satisfying than being in the presence of God. While I can only vaguely comprehend why the Psalmist proclaimed, “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere”, I do opine that it’s only when we pray without agenda and come to God without a prayer list, that we truly can liberate ourselves to discover what and how He wants us to pray. Perhaps that’s what it means to pray in His will.

Prayer lists and set agendas in prayer meetings have its purposes of course, but there’s something very anointed and supernatural when we are truly in tune with the Spirit of God. I know I am repeating myself but I cannot help but stress this in reiteration. Again and again.

WY blessed me with a George Mueller book, my first classic, that really addresses and reverberates the journey of prayer that I am taking and will continue to take in greater intensity. In the opening line of Answers to Prayer, Mueller writes,

“I seek at the beginning to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to a given matter.”

What a gripping statement of truth! May I eventually learn to pray like that. Hence, I am inclined to think that this is the dichotomy of the situation – we either trust God completely or we don’t; any in-betweens compromise the spiritual reality of praying in the will of God.

Can’t wait to get through the gems contained in the book. Can’t wait to engage God with fresh perspectives.

About Joey Asher Tan

Apart from Jesus, I can do nothing; I am absolutely nothing without Christ.

Posted on November 13, 2009, in Attempted Provocation and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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