Week 1: House of Prayer
1. House of Prayer
In Matthew 21:13, Jesus came into the temple and rebuked them for reducing the house of God to a place of trading. He said to them, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” The Church cannot depend on natural (earthly) skills, business models, and entertainment—we need God.
Many have started in the Spirit but ended up in the flesh (Galatians 3:3). The Lord wants us back in the house of prayer. Let’s unite, as South Africans, and gather together in the glorious house of God.
"Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer…for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isaiah 56:7 (NKJV)
2. Heavenly Father
Is the Church a place of (a) socialising with other believers, (b) Christian entertainment, (c) motivational speaking, or (d) prayer?
What does it mean to be a child of God?
PRAY: Father, we ask forgiveness where we reduced your Church to fleshly works. We humbly approach Your throne. Help South Africa to be a lighthouse of prayer. Amen
3. Power Up
Prayer cannot just be a buzz word for Christians. God wants to see a radical generation rise that will pray, call on Him, and listen to Him. He is calling us to move into real, deep intimacy with Him.
We claim South Africa for Jesus as we humble ourselves and pray. Let’s worship the Lord and call on Him.
A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers. John 4:23 (AMPC)
Set time aside and pray for God’s supernatural intervention in South Africa.
God is calling us back to the House of Prayer. The only way South Africa will see God's supernatural intervention is through prayer. Keep praying, standing, and don’t quit. It’s time to POWER UP!
Then the smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up to God from the hand of the angel. After this, the angel filled the incense container with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth. Thunder roared, lightning flashed, and the earth shook. Revelation 8:4-5 (CEV)