Prayer is the most creative thing we can do. It’s high-leverage. Because of it’s impact on your life, personal world, and your sphere of influence … we could say that prayer is your top life skill.
The Prayer of Intervention invites the Life, Leadership, and Lordship of King Jesus into anything we target in faith.
This is not the Zap view of prayer. It’s accurate, aligned, anointed prayer that can cause something to ‘stand down.’ It can also release things to ‘stand up’ which need to manifest.
In Christ, we can proclaim, invoke, and enforce Kingdom Reality as the Holy Spirit leads.
Listen to episode #132: Effective, Powerful Prayer Is Your Top Life Skill
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Kingdom Elements in this Episode
- We have the opportunity to invite the life, leadership, Lordship of King Jesus into everything.
- To invoke in this sense is to cite or appeal to someone as an authority for an action.
- The Prayer of Intervention applies to the Macro (nations, society, culture, the church, and more) and to the Minutia (backyard, wellness, specific significant relationship, house, vehicle, project, cause, a new initiative, and more).
- This is not the Zap view of prayer. It’s about Delegation and Dominion. We accept that we are Vice-Regents under King Jesus. The prevailing Prayer of Intervention takes time and energy.
- John Eldredge: “The Prayer of Intervention requires sticking with it, Elijah modeled for us. Effective prayer is often like the felling of a great tree — it takes repeated blows. The church gathered at Mary’s certainly knew this because they were at it all night.”
- Keep circling back — the Prayer of Intervention is a cycle of “proclaiming, invoking, and enforcing.” As we persist in prayer, often personal transformation is happening in us, we become more accurate in our prayer, and we engage deeper Kingdom dynamics.
These are the 4 beta prayer podcast episodes mentioned in this episode:
The Prayer of Intervention Seen in the Early Church (Acts 12)
1 Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them. 2 And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword. 3 When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread. 4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people. 5 So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
6 On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. 7 And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains fell off his hands. 8 And the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he *said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” 9 And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. 10 When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. 11 When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”
12 And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. They kept saying, “It is his angel.” 16 But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed. 17 But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison. And he said, “Report these things to James and the brethren.” Then he left and went to another place.