Back in 1980, at a time when we were being called as a small community to deepen our life of prayer for the nations, Martin Charlesworth wrote this powerful call from Lord to rise up as intercessors for Him. With Megan singing it for us, this is a really beautiful as well as a powerful call from the Lord that you will want to hear more than once to take the words, as well as the melody, deeper into your heart.
Many of us might not describe our main calling as being that of the intercessor, but I believe that almost all of us have more slack to take up in prayer than we perhaps realise.
I have a passionate desire in this edition to steer us towards the concept of praying at a strategic level; whether for people or for situations. God hears all our prayers, but so much of our praying is at the ‘reactive’ level, in response to what has already happened. As we continue to explore what it means to be Lovers of Truth in a post truth era, we will be thinking here about how we can be involved in prayer that takes us as it were ‘over the horizon’, to be involved in shaping the unfolding of God’s purposes for issues far and wide – including some of the world’s current hottest hotspots. Continue reading