The quickest way to change everything in your life is to change one thing.
And that one thing is:
Your manner of prayer.
In the next 7 minutes, you are going to see how to do this.
But before you learn this simple secret, there’s a little spiritual drama that happened years ago that could give you a few helpful hints…
Spiritual Drama begins…
6 p.m. one Tuesday evening, I got a curious email from an “active” reader of my “ebullet” prayer newsletter (for the purpose of this story let’s just call him Mike).
He was having great difficulty passing some professional exam. Now, Mike is really a brilliant guy and before this course, had never failed any other exam in his entire life.
Not this time… he’d already failed this crucial exam twice. And he was terribly distressed.
I suggested for him to take on Step 3 Prayers starting from page 48 of Prayer Cookbook for Busy People, Esther-style.
For those who are not familiar with this, it is really a simple, step-by-step prayer that you pray for 3 days, with fasting.
It is not so easy to pray though (because it comes with a peculiar type of fasting, described in the Bible book of Esther).
But it produces tangible results.
Much to my surprise, Mike reported that nothing happened during this exercise… he couldn’t even remember having any tell-tale dreams!
Then he went for the exam for the third time… and failed again.
This was so strange…
Puzzled, I called him up and we began to talk. While talking to him, he casually mentioned that though he did not remember having any dreams during the prayer sessions, his wife and daughter had the same dream one night.
In the dream, some fierce-looking people dressed as soldiers came into his home, armed with what looked like machine guns, and started spraying everywhere with bullets.
While the wife ran out into the streets, the daughter tried to hide in the closet. But one of the attackers laughed and said in her native language that he knew where she was.
So she ran back to her room, in time to see one of the invaders removing a golden-yellow box that she kept under her bed. Inside that box were her valuables, including her bank cards and jewellery.
All this time, she was wondering where Mike, her dad, was. She thought it odd that he was nowhere to be found.
That was the hidden clue.
Mike, though very brilliant, was being pursued and robbed by invisible pirates from his ancestral lineage and he didn’t even know it. His entire family was suffering untold losses and hardship as a result of this covert bombardment from the pit of hell.
This was the real issue behind his chronic failure at the edge of success…
This got me really mad and…
I went to open my prayer closet and bring out “The Blueprint” which is really a sequence of deadly effective prayers to neutralize the kind of ”invisible” attacks like the one Mike faced.
The way this is applied is that you go into an Esther-Style fast… and this time you pray for 1 hour every 6 hours. For 3 days.
Here’s how Mike did it:
Fri 12 midnight – Step 3 Prayers (from Prayer Cookbook)
Fri 6am: Repeat Step 3 (from Prayer Cookbook)
Fri 12 noon: Repeat Step 3 (from Prayer Cookbook)
Fri 6pm: 53 foundation- sanitizing prayers
Sat midnight: 42 prayers to shut down evil surveillance
Sat 6am: 35 prayers points to break ancestral yokes
Sat 12 noon: 40 prayers to clear his miracle “pipeline”
Sat 6pm: 40 prayers to “open” the heavens over his head
Sun midnight: 37 prayer bullets to recover stolen virtues
Sun 6am: 25 prayers to neutralize satanic backlash
Sun 12 noon: 33 prayers to safeguard the blessings
End: Sunday 3pm: End session with praise worship/thanksgiving
Fasting days – 3
Total prayer time – 12 hours
Total # of prayer points – 305
What was the result?
Wait for this…
When Mike slept Sunday night, he had company.
Two huge angels appeared in his dream. They took him to a secret location he had never seen before.
There an evil-looking creature was sitting on a throne (what the Bible calls a strongman), surrounded by fierce, heavily-armed human bodyguards.
With a fiery sword, one of the angels executed him and his aides and buried them while Mike watched! A third angel appeared suddenly, grabbed a small golden-yellow box from under the evil throne and handed it to Mike, with a key.
Then he (the angel) helped him escape from there.
Tangible results in the real world…
Two weeks later, Mike went back for the final time to sit for the exams.
It was a total walk-over… and he passed with flying colors.
(NOTE: These prayers I’ve mentioned here are now embedded in the Golden Journey Series - please do NOT write asking for them, they will be available in the 24-Hour Blog shortly after this).
Praise the Lord!
See what I mean by changing your manner of prayer?
Mike found out it was not that hard once he had a clear roadmap on what to do. He made up his mind to go through it… he was simply sick and tired of failure.
All the prayer bullets had already been created and put in a particular sequence for him. All he needed was to forgo a few meals and some hours of sleep… and cry out to the LORD as instructed.
And he achieved a spectacular victory that spilled over into other areas of his life. Within weeks of this power encounter –
- love and peace returned to his home
- his chronic ulcers disappeared
- he even received a long-delayed promotion at work!
What was his alternative?
But for the fact that the LORD had mercy on him and showed to his wife and daughter the real cause of his problems, he would have continued down the road of failure, stagnation and disgrace.
And he would probably have concluded that God does not answer his prayers.
Are you ready to wrestle at the gates?
As I write this thousands of prayer eagles in 117 countries are preparing to storm the gates of 2013… Armed to the teeth with a prayer sequence the LORD released to us just for this task.
Norma from Philippines sent in this:
“I’ve shared your 14-Day Prayer Plan with several intercessors and we will follow them as per instruction, for the sake of our families, the Body of Christ, our country and God’s kingdom.
We’ve decided to make it our launching project for our newly-formed women’s mission. And after the 14-Day P/F, we’ll have a thanksgiving/ testimony celebration inviting key leaders of our region to spread the Good News about the role and power of “PRAYER” in transforming people’s hearts and our land.”
- Norma B, Philippines
A program like the one going on right now helps you develop spiritual self-discipline. It helps you to know:
- When to pray
- what to pray about
- how to pray
I am persuaded that the fastest way to get from where you are now to where God wants you to be in 2013 is to…
…have a plan to continue praying as you are doing in this program even after this is over. Right now, the most important decision you can make is to employ targeted, relentless prayer in everything you do.
This one thing will help you develop consistency in your prayers…
This consistency will translate into good spiritual habits…
Good spiritual habits will make you alert in the spirit…
And spiritual alertness will open your pipeline of blessings … and speed up the manifestation of daily blessings in your life.
For the Bible says in Psalm 68 verse 19:
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.”
Do you want to join the prayer eagles in 2013?
When I use the term prayer eagle, I usually am referring to someone who has experienced a “recognizable” level of success in prayer over a long period of time.
Like Daniel in the Bible.
Such a person doesn’t just pray now and then. Rather, he or she develops a prayer habit that consistently moves her in the direction of God’s purpose for her life.
When people are led to our websites, I immediately encourage them to:
- join the Prayer Academy
- learn aggressive midnight prayers
- embark on Esther Fasts
- study the scripture with an eagle’s eye
- and learn to apply Bible verses in prayer.
I focus them on creative prayers. I focus them on healing prayers. I focus on taking inspired ACTION as a result of the prayers. I focus on sustaining the prayer momentum till their problems collapse and melt away…
I focus on the relationship between –
- scripture and holiness, self-discipline and habits, inspired ACTION and speedy manifestation of miracles.
If they agree to follow instructions, before long they begin to see a vivid picture or VISION of what the LORD wants them to be, do and have.
And that vivid picture soon becomes their reality.
The Bible says:
“And the Word was made flesh and it dwelt among us”
As it was with the Lord Jesus Christ, so shall it be with the manifestation of your godly desires in 2013.
The Word shall surely be made flesh.
I look forward to your testimony of victory in the days ahead.
Be An Overcomer!
PPS: Prayer Academy resumes: January 12
24-Hour Blog (Golden Journey Series) resume: January 12
Singles Prayer Marathon resumes: January 12
GOLD Edition (for marriages) resumes: January 12
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