Last week we officially launched, On The Wall Prayer Movement (read more about the inception here). We challenged those following along to pray the Lord’s prayer over the week and spend time reflecting in that scripture. It only seemed appropriate to start a prayer movement by reciting the very prayer that Christ himself taught us.
As we move into the meat of the prayer movement, we find ourselves in 2 Chronicles 7:14 as our key scripture for the week. By 2 Chronicles 7, Solomon has built a temple for God to dwell, brought the ark of the covenant into the temple, and given a proper dedication of the space for God and His people. God then gives specific instructions to Solomon.
11 Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king’s house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished. 12 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, 14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. 16 For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time. 17 And as for you, if you will walk before me as David your father walked, doing according to all that I have commanded you and keeping my statutes and my rules, 18 then I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to rule Israel.’
19 “But if you turn aside and forsake my statutes and my commandments that I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, 20 then I will pluck you[d] up from my land that I have given you, and this house that I have consecrated for my name, I will cast out of my sight, and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 21 And at this house, which was exalted, everyone passing by will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’ 22 Then they will say, ‘Because they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore he has brought all this disaster on them.’”
On The Wall Prayer Movement will be focusing on three key prayer points for the week:
- Humble ourselves. God we repent of thinking that we are in charge and above you. Even in your church, may we acknowledge where we have neglected your leading and followed our own desires.
- Hear us. God in our repentance, will you hear our prayers. We your people are calling out.
- 1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us
- Psalm 66: 17-20 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
- Heal our land. The sincerity of our hearts is for healing. God we humbly ask for your healing, your miracles, your signs and wonders as you heal the land in which we dwell.
Remember, the instructions for the prayer movement are simple:
- Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
- Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
- Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!