Agonizing Before Organizing

Before any plans or strategies, there must be earnest prayer. Today, we emphasize the importance of agonizing prayer.

The main point is this: agonizing comes first before organizing and strategizing. John Bunyan said it best: “You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.

You can build a House of Prayer and so much more after you have prayed earnestly, but you cannot do more than pray earnestly until you have prayed earnestly.

Is the cry of your heart, “Nearer my God to Thee, Nearer to Thee”? Do you long for a greater infilling of God’s Spirit? Are you daily uniting with others in prayer? If you are saying “Yes,” God wants to work through you to bring revival to your church.

If you will make yourself available, God will fill you with His Spirit and work through you to transform your church. Make sure you keep your eyes focused on Jesus and not on your talents or abilities. Jesus can work mightily in you, by you, with you, for you, through you, and in spite of you to build a House of Prayer, i.e. a body of praying believers.

Suggested Reading:

  1. Devotional Reading: Reflect on Luke 22:44, where Jesus agonized in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  2. Join the boiler room and follow along with their devotional reading for the day.

Day 11 Heart Challenge:

  1. Spend extra time in prayer today, earnestly seeking God’s guidance and blessing for any upcoming plans or projects related to building a House of Prayer.
  2. Reflect on areas in your life where you have been relying more on your own strength than on prayer, and commit to surrendering those areas to God in prayer daily.
  3. To prepare for Day 12, prayerfully reflect on Matt. 9:37-38 and the quote God can use every person just in proportion as He can put His Spirit into the soul temple” (7T 144)
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