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Harvest of Prayers
November 19, 2014
| By: Sam McVay, Jr. |
Category: Mid-week Devotion
And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. (Luke 2:36-38 ESV)
This passage tells of a prophetess who had been praying and fasting for decades for the coming "redeemer of Jerusalem". \Now, at 84 she sees the answer to her prayers in the baby Jesus. Simeon, and older man, had just rejoiced that he had received the promise of seeing the "consolation of Israel".
Both had waited a long time while they prayed and prayed until the time for the manifestation of the answer. This is often the case in our lives in prayer. Many times the answers to our prayers are off in the distance according the Lords schedule.
I remind you of this for two reasons. First, so that you would be patient and persevere in your praying. Never ever give up on praying what you know the Lord has put in your heart and live with expectation that he will fulfill the request in his perfect timing.
Secondly, I keep being impressed by the Spirit that we are entering a season of a "Harvest of Prayers" which have been prayed for the last decades. It seems to me that there is a tidal wave of answers that are about to break over us, our nation, and the earth. I have noticed that there has been a drawing out of the water from the shore over the last couple of years that is really the building up of a huge wave of answers that are about to manifest.
So, please pray over this and if you have faith for it- begin to praise the Lord for the many answers to prayers that are about to manifest is the season of a "Harvest of Prayers".