Intercession For The Lighthouse

Scriptures For Meditation –Jeremiah 29:7

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.

As I meditated on the theme for this month’s fasting and prayers, the Holy Spirit amplified one of the statements that I made in one of the Sunday messages on the recently concluded series on deliverance —

Deliverance is not always about casting out demons —

fundamentally, it is about divine alignment —enforcing the victory of Calvary and bringing the will of God to bear in a situation — in the life of a person, in a place or time.

God began to impress on my heart, that the part of actively seeking to enforce the will of God in a place is often overlooked by many, as they focus mainly on enforcing the will of God in their lives, whilst trying to progress in life!

But the two are actually often related —

Sometimes, you have to enforce the will of God in a place as a prelude to seeing the will of God enforced in your own life.

Our scripture for today somewhat expresses the sentiment of what God is saying to us. An important conclusion to the instructions that God spoke to the exiled Jews by prophet Jeremiah enjoins them to pray for the prosperity of the place they were occupying, as their own prosperity was tied to this.

As the Amplified Bible translates this verse:

And seek (inquire for, require, and request) the peace and welfare of the city to which I have caused you to be carried away captive; and pray to the Lord for it, for in the welfare of [the city in which you live] you will have welfare.

There is a truth in this scripture that can also speak about the local church that we attend, or the place in which it is situated!

Thinking about this, we will be concentrating on praying / interceding for The Lighthouse (As God has named us) over this period of fasting and prayers.

We will be praying for the church as a corporate body, for the will of God concerning the ministry to be established; and also in the lives of individuals/families, and for the neighbourhood and community in which we are situated.

Prayer Focus

As said earlier concerning enforcing the will of God, it is about bringing things into divine alignment.

Divine Alignment—

• Every time we pray, what we are doing is making room for Heaven to invade earth;

• we make ourselves agents of change as we unite with God and invite Him to make His sovereignty paramount and His dominion evident in the situations or places that we bring before Him.

• We are making room for our lives to come into alignment with God’s predestined plans; for our lives to be in consonance with the destined timing of God’s agenda.

As Jesus taught us to pray —

“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

We pray that in whatever area the ministry has been held captive, oppressed or placed under any yoke by the enemy, the power of the Holy Spirit will work actively in us to break the church free from the dominion of the powers of darkness!

Let’s pray for our ministry, that God will bring every area and every family, men, women and children into divine alignment with His will for us.

Let’s pray for the prosperity and welfare of the ministry, that God will increase us spiritually, numerically and financially/materially; for the manifestation of the Spirit and power of God to increase tangibly, for souls to be saved and added weekly, and for the gateway of miracles to be open unto us.

We pray that God will break the church free from whatever had limited us in the past, so we can be free to experience the fullness of God’s counsel / plan for the ministry.