Rise and Pray!

Rise and Pray!

Last night, as I was sitting outside watching my kids play, the Holy Spirit dropped these words in my heart…

He said, “If you are not praying, you are passive.” ⁣

To me, that’s a no brainer. I’ve witnessed the power of prayer in my life so many times over I’m certain my prayers will always be more powerful than words of human reasoning. Especially when dealing with demonic forces that are operating, blocking truth from being received. ⁣

Not only can I testify in my own personal life the power of prayer, but it is 100% scriptural! ⁣

Prayer keeps us closely connected to our Father in Heaven, so that we do not stumble into temptation. ⁣
⁣Prayer calls on heaven to come to our aid. ⁣

Prayer pushes back demonic forces so that the angels can be ushered in, fighting for us and with us. ⁣

Prayer aligns us with God’s heart and God’s will so that we can know our position in times of trouble. ⁣

Prayer is not a pansy way out…it’s a warrior stance that literally opens up the floodgates of Heaven as we stand firm on behalf of the masses, interceding on their behalf. ⁣

This morning I was reading in Luke and these passages jumped out at me: ⁣

When Jesus finished praying, He got up and went to his disciples and found them all asleep, for they were exhausted and overwhelmed with sorrow.“Why are you sleeping?” He asked them. “You need to be alert and pray for the strength to endure the great temptation.” Luke 22:45-46 (TPT) ⁣

Then, I heard those words again…⁣

“If you are not praying, you are passive.” ⁣

God is waking up His church! This is a call to pray like you have never prayed before! ⁣

Now is not the time to allow weariness to creep in and close your eyes. ⁣

Now is the time to RISE and PRAY! 🗝🙌🏼🔥

Jillian Ahonen, wife, mom to five, and founder of Jillian Ahonen Ministries, is real, relatable, and passionate about seeing lives transformed through God’s overwhelming love and power. Click to learn more about Jillian and her Ministries. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Life is Muddy (book) now available!

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