In January 2002 we had a tremendous visit from the World Prayer Centre Team in Meriden, when appocimately 60 – 70 people attended and God really touched His people through the Team.
I personally believe that God’s people gathering together and praying with one spirit in the centre of England was and is a vital link to seeing God visit His people in this nation.
Paul Miller, one of the members of the Prayer Team, was a real encouragement to those that attended and a challenge to take with us into 2002 and for many years beyond! Paul shared about how to really ‘breakthrough’ in prayer:
‘To really reach God, we do not need to pray with our understanding – we need to ‘breakthrough’ in the realm of the Spirit. God is waiting for His Body (the born-again Church) to move into a much deeper and more meaningful relationship with Him – we need to open ourselves up to God and allow Him to reveal what He wants to do in this nation –
“Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him” (Isaiah 64:4)’.
We should not be saying, “Father, what can I do for You?”, but rather, “Daddy, here I am – I want to spend time with You!”. How awful we would feel if our own child developed a servant attitude, to the point that they were only happy in serving us and self-sacreifice. However, they never wanted to be in our presence and just be in our company and sit and talk to us purely because they loved us enough to want to know us better and wanted us to express our view, delights and fears (although, of course, God has no fears, only a loving concern for His children). God must so often feel like a slave-driver when we continually come to Him saying, “What can I do now for You!”
I can only imagine His pleasure when we say to Him, “Daddy”, and then just sit at His feet and listen. We need to ‘breakthrough’ in the Spiritual realm, where He is in control and not us.
I don’t know about you, but I have found God to be a constant source of peace and a haven of rest when I approach Him in this way with a sincere and open heart.
In this way, we can each say, “Father, let Your will be done on earth (through me), as it is in Heaven!”