The Window Of Prayer
“ Daniel… went into his house and opened his windows, towards Jerusalem and prayed “ (Daniel 6: 10).
The dictionary defines window as “an opening in the wall of a building for the admission of air or light or both. “
When we look at the world through the windows of faith, we see the world as Christ sees the world. We will be moved with compassion and want to seize that world for the Kingdom of God
When Daniel’s world was crumbling all about him, he opened his window toward Jerusalem and prayed. It is time for the church to open her windows toward the world and its needs and pray as never before… Not only seeing the need, but sharing the solution, Jesus Christ.
To see the world through the windows of faith is to see that the answer for all the world’s ills lies in a Holy Spirit revival. God, in all ages has carried on revival ministries through the intercession of an undefeatable, praying minority. Praying twos and threes have prevailed repeatedly with God, reversing what were otherwise hopeless situations.
Had we taken the religious census of Jerusalem, we would have reported as follows: “Unbelievers in the city three million; people of faith, approximately five-hundred” ( I Corinthians 15: 6). Yet, the praying church, seeing the world through its own windows, in one day wrestled 3000 precious souls from the domination of false religious leaders. Later, thousands more believed. That disciples at Pentecost through prayer obtained blessings for a sin-hardened world.
Prayer is our real window on the world. For as we intercede, we see more clearly that prayer works! Prayer has divided seas, rolled up flowing rivers, made flinty rocks gush into fountains, muzzled lions, disarmed vipers and poisons, marshalled the stars against the wicked, stopped the course of the moon, arrested the rapid sun on its great race across the sky, burst open iron gates, conquered the strongest devils, commanded legions of angels from heaven. Prayer has bridled and changed the passions of man and destroyed vast armies of proud, daring, blustering atheists. Prayer even brought one man from the bottom of the sea and carried another in a chariot of fire into the heaven. Prayer is the same today!! Our ever-faithful God still loves to honor intercession. Pray for revival!! The revival of the church has always come as the result of prayer. Evangelism of the world must be by prayer. We must realize we have more than a window of opportunity; we have a window of spiritual power. Our window of prayer will allow us to see the world changed by the power of God.
The best window on the world is the window a prayer! As we pray, “ Lord send a revival,” we will see the church and the world change by the power of the God to whom we pray. Let’s change our world through this window!
Dr. Robert Bryant