History or Mystery

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Put simply, which is the only way I can digest history, The English Civil War came about because King Charles 1 took idolatry to it's pinnacle, living and proclaiming that he alone heard, spoke and acted for God. Like many kings of the Old Testament ''he did what was evil in the Lord's sight'' 2 Kings 15-24. Against this oppressive rule the Parliamentarians defended themselves and much blood was shed across the land. In his book on the Lancashire leader John Bradshawe, 'God's Battleaxe', Richard Lee Bradshaw reminds us that in Manchester  ''on the afternoon of July 5th 1642 the first blood of the English Civil War was shed.'' Two years later Bolton, the closest market town to the ancient Bradshaw manor, fell and 1200 Bolton defenders and four ministers were put to the sword. ''Farms and manors in the neighbourhood were devastated.''  

That is history but what of God's mystery?

My research is incomplete but might it be possible that some of those farmlands soaked in blood under the rule of an idolatrous dictator were situated out across the moors above Bolton, the very lands currently in danger of being devastated again, this time by unprecedented fires.

But in His mercy and through His redemptive Love, I wonder, is the Lord revealing something of His mysterious ways?

God loves all that He created. The land is very important to the Lord. It can speak to us of his character and nature if we will look and listen from His perspective. God cares about the land and as we line up our hearts and understanding with His, the land which is precious to Him becomes part of our inheritance and blessing. What we do on the land and how we care for it matters to God.

While he was King, Charles 1 was in a covenant with God to protect,nurture,develop, rule and sustain God's dominion over the land through His people. In his humanity the King violated and broke that covenant and shed the blood of those created in God's image across God's land. The spiritual outworking of his human pride and lust for power, wealth and control was to bring defilement through murder and oppression onto the land. This defilement sank deep into it's roots. (Numbers 35:33-34). 

In the shedding of Christ's blood and his death on the cross, the  resurrection and the releasing of the Holy Spirit's power, God has demonstrated His desire to restore and renew all that has been defiled or died through man's self government and self justification and to bring new,true life. The healing of land is intimately connected with the healing of people in relationship to God and the power of the cross is sufficient to cleanse not only the human heart but also the land on which we walk, if we will walk with Him.

... if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong
— 1 John 1:9
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.
— 2 Chr 7: 14

He gives us the power to walk with Him through the presence of the Holy Spirit, who is frequently depicted in scripture as Fire and Wind.

Might it be that the moorland fires are the most encouraging sign and symbol of God's faithfulness and His presence with us that we could possibly be shown. He has heard the repentant heart prayers of his people and in a merciful and loving response is pouring out His Spirit by Fire, redeeming and cleansing the defiled roots of our land.

It is a deep mystery but God alone can fully redeem our history and give us new life.

For further reading I recommend ''Releasing Heaven on Earth'' Alistair Petrie.


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Sara is on staff as an intercessory missionary at Manchester House of Prayer.  Her desire is see the church in Manchester walking in unity and to see every believer experiencing deeper intimacy with Jesus.  Sara helps shape and lead our Life Prayerwatch.  She also serves in the prayer room as a singer and a prayer leader. 

Rejoice… the Lord is at hand!

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I come from a church tradition that follows keeps a season of Advent before Christmas.  For me, the changing of seasons is always an opportunity to get back to the heart of things we easily fall into a routine with.  Advent in particular is one of my favourite seasons because it’s such a rich and privileged season of prayer.  That said, it’s also a very easy time of year to do anything but pray!  There’s so much to do - so much good to do!  Family, Charity, Generosity, Outreach, Traditions… With so many pressures on our attention, our time, our money and our energy, it’s easy to loose sight of the heart.  Even our prayers, and those traditions that are intended to enlighten our prayer, can become something we just do.  So it’s important to ask why…

Rejoice in the Lord always… The Lord is at hand.
— Phillipians 4:4-5

Jesus is coming - and I don’t just mean that He was incarnate as a man in the year 0 for some 33 years.  Jesus is alive today, and He’s got a plan to come back.  We find it easy to forget that Jesus spoke clearly about His coming again.  We find this truth throughout the new testament writings – Jesus is coming back immanently.  The Lord is at hand.  Do we even believe that?  Is it important? Does it demand a response from us?  


We often complain about secularism in the world, but we’re less quick to see it in our own lives.  It’s easy to find ourselves believing the immediate demands of the day more than the eternal truths of the gospel.  Don’t we?  I honestly don’t think it’s a big problem for us to feel like we should pray more.  I’ve found that the more we pray the more we feel the need to pray… so I’m not trying to make anyone feel guilty.  But I do think it’s worth checking whether the little prayer we do get round to doing is getting more secular by the year or if it still carries the marks of an authentic encounter and relationship with God! 


Is it possible to prayer to be secular?  Surely we wouldn’t pray if we lost sight of the God that we’re praying to?  Really?!  Here are some confessions of my part.  Sometimes my prayer can be really functional – I’m not actually concerned about God except that I get to the end of the day.  My prayer can be focused on my own plans and the ways I think my plans should work out.  My prayer can be focused on justifying myself…  Sometimes even my corporate prayer can be more to persuade those people I’m praying with than to actually ask anything from the Lord!  Prayer meetings can be more about exhortation than intercession.  My prayers can be about developing my own virtues or discipline.  At times I’m more satisfied with my poverty than I am desperate for God that I never quite move on from confessing my need for Him to actually asking from Him the things on His heart.  Sure, at least I’m still praying and at least I’m actually talking to God.  But when my prayer gets like this it gets exhausting!  It’s a relationship I’m hardly keen to invest my time in & it’s an encounter that isn’t joyous.  But God wants our prayer to be enjoyable.

 
There’s a prayer that I’ve really started to enjoy.  “Maranatha”, “Come Lord Jesus”.  Asking for Jesus to come back is so far removed from our own plans, our own understanding, our own strength, that it does something to our hearts to take any time at all to ask it of the Lord.  It begins to offer perspective, not just rationally, but in wonder.  That’s the best preparation of our heart to encounter the familiar again and again without loosing heart.  Wonder before the mystery of the person of Jesus Christ.  Not just a story, or not even just history… a Man who today stands in heaven interceding and singing over us, and whose heart burns with passion for the day of His return.  As we catch a sight of Him again we guard our hearts and minds from the pernicious tendency to become secular, worldly or just bogged down with the immediate.  
 
At home, we’re looking at which traditions to pass on to our children.  How do we leave space in our traditions, whether at home or at church, for a fresh revelation of God Himself?  How do we make the most of this season to break out of our worldliness and go after the heart again?  God wants you to enjoy Him.  He’s after your heart, and He’s coming for your heart.  Rejoice - He’s at hand.


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Pieter is on staff as an intercessory missionary at Manchester House of Prayer. With a heart to see families grow in prayer together, he is developing our Family Prayerwatch. He also serves in the prayer room as a worship leader, singer and prayer leader. 

Such Is His Gracious Will...

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Developing our Family Prayer has been a challenge and an adventure. In many ways its enriching my own worship and prayer. Week by week, as we take God at His word and pray it back to Him, I’m challenged not to rest on my own understanding. I love being surprised by the simple but deeply meaningful things that come from the mouths of our children when they pray His word!

Father, I thank you that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and have revealed them to little children; for such is Your gracious will.
— Matthew 11:25-26

At the very foundation of our prayer is God’s revelation of Himself and the plans of His heart. As valuable as our study of God certainly is, it’s our devotion that God looks for. Thomas of Aquinas famously said that all his theology was as straw compared to what God had shown him. His heart was gripped by revelation, far beyond his academic passion for God.

It’s our good Father’s gracious will to reveal Himself to our children. Who really knows the Father except the Son? Who really loves Him and asks of Him - freely and boldly - but His Son? Which child does not understand the lesson: if your father on earth knows how to give you good things when you ask, how much more will your Father in heaven!

When it comes to prayer, there is a hidden treasure in our children that we could easily overlook. It is more natural for them to know a Father than to know theology, so we should give them at least as many opportunities to encounter Him as to learn about Him. Nothing draws our hearts to prayer more than the revelation of God.

As we pray His word back to Him, using apostolic prayers, we keep ourselves rooted in who He says He is and what He says He’ll do. At our Family Prayerwatch, our children use apostolic prayers in their own words because it’s not about understanding God better, it’s about trusting Him more. 

As you spend time in His word today, why not ask Him to reveal Himself to you in a new way, as though through the eyes of a child?  


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Pieter is on staff as an intercessory missionary at Manchester House of Prayer. With a heart to see families grow in prayer together, he is developing our Family Prayerwatch. He also serves in the prayer room as a worship leader, singer and prayer leader. 

Jesus; Hope for the hurting heart

On Monday night, something happened that shook our nation. With a hurting heart and tear- filled eyes I watched the news of a tragic attack on some of our most vulnerable; our children, our youth. As scenes that seem all too familiar flashed across the screen, this time in a city so close to my heart, I was heart broken. I am heartbroken.

And yet, amidst the moving speeches of defiance in the face of evil, I felt the gentle pull towards a different response. I am beginning to understand that weakness does not mean defeat. It does not mean we have lost. It does not mean that the terrorists have won, for our battle has never been against men. Instead, it is in these moments of vulnerability that the tenacious love of One whose strength is perfected in our weakness comes rushing in, crashing through all fear that stands in it’s path.

Our communities are remarkable in their unity. Our emergency services are incredible in their bravery. Our businesses are astounding in their generosity. The kindness of strangers is stunning in the moment of crisis. And yet, in their beauty, it has never been in these things that our hope is found. Our faithful God is not looking for people who do not need Him, but for people who even in the very darkest hours, lift their eyes and their voices to heaven.

We are weak, we are hurting, and we need a Saviour. I do not want to stand tall in defiance. I want to fall down at the feet of the only One who has the answers and ask Him to help us, to hold us, and to heal our land.

For there is a Father who knows what it feels like to have His Son killed.
There is a Man who knows what it is to grieve the loss of His friends.
There is a God who knows what it is to cry.
There is a God who has known pain and suffering; a God who knows what it is for His body to be wounded.
There is a God who knows the pain of separation.
And though words may fail us, there is a God who will not be silent in the face of injustice.

As we search for hope, may we find it in Him. The One who in every way understands our pain, is fully in control. He cannot be shaken. He cannot be moved. Our victory is not in life continuing as normal. Our victory is in lifting our eyes to the One who is victorious.

This week at MHOP, we sang. We lifted high the beautiful, powerful Name of Jesus over a hurting city. Not because we are great, but because He is. Not as an act of defiance against terrorism, but as an act of worship to the One who is still on the throne. He is worthy, He is good, and calling on Him; our sure and steadfast Hope - is the wisest, safest thing we can do in times of crisis. When the wisdom of man fails, we look to Him whose ways are so much higher.

My prayers tonight are with those who are recovering from injuries in hospital. They’re with the families whose hearts are breaking, trying to come to terms with life without their loved one. They’re with the incredible emergency services. They’re with frightened children. They’re with the muslim community in our nation. They’re with the arena staff. They’re with every member of the government navigating these incredibly complex issues for our nation. They’re with Ariana Grande and her team. They’re with the youth of this nation, for whom God has inconceivable things in store.

We lift our voices to a God who sees, hears and responds - believing that He will move mightily in our midst. In the midst of tragedy, we humble ourselves, we call upon the God of all comfort and we listen, believing that the One who has incredible plans for this city and nation takes delight in revealing the secrets of His heart to His friends.

There is Hope, as an anchor of our souls. His Name is Jesus.

He comforts those who mourn and He is near to the broken hearted. He heals and He binds up wounds. One day He will come again, just as He has promised. On that day there will be no more pain, no more crying, no more suffering, no more death. Every wrong thing will be made right. Until that day, He promises to meet us, right in the midst of it all.

How we need You, King Jesus.


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Alicia is on staff as an intercessory missionary at Manchester House of Prayer.  She has a passion to see young adults deeply connected to the heart of God and longs to see all people respond to the worth of Christ.  Alicia is involved in shaping Intro as well as being part of the City Prayer team.  She also serves in the prayer room as a worship leader, singer and prayer leader. 

What are we waiting for?

Of course in the traditional calendar this advent season is a time of waiting for the arrival of our saviour Jesus Christ, revealing Himself in the flesh, heralding the breaking in of God's Kingdom here on the earth. He broke in from Eternity, outside of time, and entered our time frame, in a moment in time. That is now history. But for now, if we align and agree with God's word, in spirit and in truth , we no longer have to wait. He has already broken into our own life and been born within our spirit.

That seed of the spirit however does not lie dormant within us like a cyst or a ganglion on the wrist. It is living and active more like a baby growing in the womb. If our body is a temple this new life is like a cleansing agent working in every nook and cranny to transform and renew us. The active ingredients of this cleansing agent are faith, hope and love....and the most powerful of these is love.

So are we still waiting for Love to break into our lives?

I may say I know the love of God and that would be true but have I known it enough to allow it to overcome my culture? Has it overcome my british reticence, my british passive aggression, my british reliance on ''them'' having the right answers? I would confess that these qualities align me with political correctness not my God given identity.

If God had kept himself to himself we would be stuck in Advent for ever.....''always winter and never Christmas'' like in Narnia.

Some might say as we look at our national landscape currently that we are in something of a winter season. High suicide rates in young men driven by despair, high abortion rates driven by lonely frightened young women, increasing assisted suicides in the terrified and pain ridden elderly, confusion and uncertainty and even hatred around foreign involvements and immigration, escalating gender confusion and entrapment. Our cultural landscape is not filled today with abundant life.

Yet in this apparent culture of ''death'' there are still healthy roots. 

I have been part of allowing a dying of truth, silence while people were being robbed of their value, worth and true identity and the death of love and honour as it has become replaced by audit, number crunching and government by finance.

Yet in our roots there is a different culture.  In our roots is God's life. In that spiritual seed planted in your temple is a voice crying out for righteousness to arise. It's God's voice calling to you. 

I believe Jesus is saying to us individually and culturally...Please do not remain silent, Please do not allow yourself and others to be robbed of life, please do not allow others to decide your destiny, your future and even your identity. Please let me break in to your culture of death and bring life.

He will overcome death through us not by our being aggressive or even assertive but by being confidently assured of His presence with each one of us to be the head and not the tail, to lean into the power of His love and to be directed forward by the shepherd whether He asks us to speak or be silent and still.

You do not need to wait till Christmas. He is with you right now. 

Join us on 8th Jan 2017 at Life Prayerwatch and declare life over this city and our nation.


Sara is on staff as an intercessory missionary at Manchester House of Prayer.  Her desire is see the church in Manchester walking in unity and to see every believer experiencing deeper intimacy with Jesus.  Sara is developing our community meals and our Life Prayerwatch.  She also serves in the prayer room as a singer and a prayer leader. 

Enter into the Joy of your Lord!

If we’re supposed to be cheerful all of the time (Phil 4:4), then it should be no surprise that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor 9:7)!  It’s easy to get stuck on the giving, forgetting that God doesn’t want us to become pre-occupied with what we give (Mt 6:3) - and never quite get to the joy we’re invited to here… 

God wants to make us joyful in His house (Is 56:7)  - that has everything to do with worship!  When we worship Him, we rejoice!  We rejoice in His glory, in His kindness, in His mercy…  And because we are made cheerful by who He is, we are empowered to rejoice even in who we are before him… even in our weakness (2Cor 12:10)!  So if God wants us to be cheerful givers - that is not just about what we have or do, but has everything to do with who we are before Him. 

Well done, kind and faithful steward… enter into the JOY of your Lord.
— Matthew 25:21

It’s a familiar parable to us, the master comes back to the servants to whom He has entrusted his property.  To the first, who have been good stewards, the Lord is generous.  To the last, who for fear has failed to steward what belongs to the Lord, but instead has gone about his own business, the Lord is angry.  Reading between the lines, the Lord’s anger reminds us that His love is jealous. 

If I had more faith in the integrity of our banking system, I’d be less perplexed by the parable as a commendation of a good investment.  It’s too easy to imagine this episode as though it were on the Apprentice… but this parable really isn’t about shrewd business & prosperous economics. 

Whether you have a lot, or just enough, everything that you have is the Lord’s!  There is nothing that you can give the Lord that He has not first given you… Jesus does not covet your money - He is jealous after His Father’s glory, of whose image we are all witnesses.  You have been created by Him to minister to Him, and given a unique purpose and role to play in His glory.  As we worship Him, ordering our whole lives towards Him, we should expect to be getting excited and overjoyed - no matter what our circumstances.  

Whether we are giving, receiving, investing, increasing… or whatever we do with our money… the invitation is the same.  The point is who you are before God!  If you aren’t joyful when you make decisions about your giving, God is inviting you to encounter something more of who He is… 


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Pieter is on staff as an intercessory missionary at Manchester House of Prayer. With a heart to see families grow in prayer together, he is developing our Family Prayerwatch. He also serves in the prayer room as a worship leader, singer and prayer leader. 

Unlocking Fresh Desire For The Word

One of my favourite things that we do at MHOP is worship with the word, where we take a scripture and sing it together. Often, this simple act of taking God’s word and singing it back to Him, leads to some significant moments of revelation of the heart and character of God.  And yet our approach to reading the word is often one of either duty or desperation; we either feel obliged to read the bible because “that’s what good christians do” or we find ourselves in a hopeless situation, with nowhere else to turn, so we look for comfort in His word.  There are two simple keys that will help unlock in you a fresh desire to study the word that will draw you closer to His heart and help you fall more in love with Him.

1. How we view the bible

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.
— John 5:39

In John 5, Jesus tells us one of the main purposes of the whole of scripture.  He tells us that the value and the purpose of the bible is that it speaks of Him!  All scripture reveals to us the person of Jesus.  Behind every story, behind every lesson, behind every law and commandment, there is a revelation of who God is, His heart, how He feels about us, the why behind the what.  If we can begin to see the bible as more than a historical document or a guidebook to life and begin to see it as an opportunity to know Jesus more, then that will massively change our desire to engage with it.

 2. How we approach the bible

Blessed is the man
Whose ... delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
— Psalm 1:1-4

Psalm 1 gives us a pretty clear insight into how to approach the bible and also the benefits.  We are encouraged to meditate in the word.  We shouldn’t fear the word meditate, it simply means to consider, to ponder upon, to chew over.  Rather than simply reading large quantities of the bible, or eating lots at once, we are encouraged to chew it over, get the most out of it, to enjoy it.  And we are told that if we will do this, not occasionally but as a lifestyle, then we will be blessed, fruitful, prosperous, and planted securely by the river of life, able to withstand trial and testing.  

So lets change the way we view and approach the bible.  Jesus wants us to know Him better, try taking His word and praying it back to Him, not passage by passage, but line by line, asking Him “what do you mean by this?” or “do you really feel that way?”.  By making the bible your conversation content with God you will see your prayer life blossom and your love of His word increase!


Michael, along with his wife Becci, lead manchester house of Prayer. He has a heart to see night and day prayer established in the nations and to see the church walk in intimacy with Jesus. He also serves in the prayer room as a worship leader and prayer leader. Find out more about him at michaelandbecci.tumblr.com.

Be Still and Know that I am God...

I grew up in a church tradition where the default environment for personal prayer was silence.  I certainly can’t remember actually engaging in prayer until a long time after everyone began commending me for being “prayerful”… which almost exclusively meant that I had sat still.  I can’t help but wonder whether so many of my school friends aren’t praying today because they never really learned to pray then.

It wasn’t till I was a young teenager that silence started to become meaningful.  I’d grown accustomed to spending my personal time bursting my ear-drums with loud, mostly angry, music.  Someone must have been praying for me, because just for a moment everything fell silent & I honestly believe it must have been the first time I’d ever seen anything & known that God had created it and that God loved it.  I could have been looking at a slug for all the difference it would have made, it would have seemed wonderful to me!  When I heard the music again I couldn’t stomach it anymore, it couldn’t compare with the One I’d become aware of in that moment.  

Be still & know that I am God…
— Psalm 46
The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.
— Habakuk 2:20

There is something fundamentally different between the two experiences of silence that I’ve shared above - the one was something I’d done, the other something God had done.  If you search the scriptures, you’ll find that most of the times that we hear “Be still” or “Be silent” it’s either God speaking or someone speaking on his behalf… The invitation or command to be still - as it is spoken from the heavens - is always accompanied with a revelation or a confession of who He is. 

But that’s not to say that there isn’t any place for silence as a discipline.  God has made man uniquely to stand before Him in prayer unlike anything else that He has made.  Only man freely agrees with God’s will, and partners with Him by praying that His will be done.  For us, there is always a choice involved: life or death.  To constantly confess what we have received by revelation, or to live according to our own occupations and ways of understanding.  

Silence can easily become an end in itself.  Like the silence I knew as a child, it can become a way to distract ourselves, keep ourselves occupied, day-dreaming or coping with the pressures around us rather than facing up to the difficult realities of our lives.  In our age, I think that is why mindfulness seems so attractive.  If our discipline of silence becomes a ministry to ourselves in a fiercely idea-driven world, then that is quite emphatically different from the silence that results from encountering God and ministering to Him.  

In the Prayer Room we try to facilitate an environment where people can feel free to grow in worship and prayer.  Whether we’re singing or being still - whatever we do outwardly - neither is an end in itself.   Is there a stronghold in my devotional life that has become more about ministering to me than ministering to God?  What might God want to speak into your life to remind you who He is? 


Pieter is on staff as an intercessory missionary at Manchester House of Prayer. With a heart to see families grow in prayer together, he is developing our Family Prayerwatch. He also serves in the prayer room as a worship leader, singer and prayer leader. 

Knowing God's Steadfastness in Times of Uncertainty

There are many times in my life when I have had trust issues. Whilst some have been more constraining than others, all have had a big impact on the way I function and "do life". None more so than my trust issues with God.

A while ago, He highlighted to me that I didn't trust Him. Although I would have said and believed that I did trust Him, my attitude proved otherwise. I learnt that I had and continued to 'direct' God by the expectations I put on Him. This meant that when He didn't do as I wanted or how I expected Him to fulfil promises he had made, that I reverted to a child-like strop. Except rather than being outward with my upset, I inwardly distanced myself from God, and chose to agree with the lies of the enemy that my Father wasn't for me.

I suppose this is why Jesus taught us to pray "your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10). As just like he cried out in Gethsemane "yet not what I will but what you will." (Mark 14:36), he is calling us to surrender to the Father's will rather than our own desires despite what the outcome may be.
  
But when we choose self-service by constraining God with our expectations, it affects our prayer life. We can come with our agenda of how God should or will speak to us, how he should answer our prayers, when he should answer our prayers or in other ways. But no matter what expectations we place over God, he is still free to move as he sees right. Unlike us, who instead become boxed in and remain stuck by our own expectations (at least until we choose repentance). 

It can be so easy for us to put these expectations, wants or desires on God without us actually realising that He is the one who knows best. This can mean that sometimes we give up praying for a specific thing/person in frustration, not realising that the wait is for our best. Or we can grow cold-hearted towards God, approaching prayer as a command rather than a chance of fellowship & intimacy. 

But our heavenly Father wants us to be completely free, He wants us to be close and connected to Him, He longs for us to know His true nature so that it can transform us and those around us. This reminds me of how  Jesus puts it in the beatitudes; "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven... Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth." (Mathew 5:3 & 5)

To live with this close communion, we need to humble ourselves and ask God for help in trusting him wholeheartedly. Only then will we be able to allow him the place of King and choose His ways and not ours. When we choose to come to him in meekness, then we will feel safe enough to trust His ways above our desire to control. When we fight for connection and intimacy instead of religious rhetoric, then our prayer lives will be steadfast and enduring.

Feel free to pray along with me...

Father, I ask that you would help us to not barricade ourselves against you, but to surrender to your will and your ways. I ask that wherever we may have expectations of what or how you should do something, that you'd bring these to light and that you would also help us to repent of these. I pray that the roots of these expectations would also be revealed, so that we'd be able to process with you our hurts/wounds that need healing and that we'd replace the lies we have believed about you with the truth from your word. Holy Spirit free us to know the Father's steadiness and faithfulness in our own uncertainty. Thank you, God. You are good!


Yolanda is an intercessory missionary at Manchester House of Prayer. She serves in the prayer room as a worship leader. singer and prayer leader and is about to go through our INTRO course.