Mercy Still Has a Voice


Isaiah, chapter 59, verse 19: “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.

Who can debate that the enemy has not come in like a flood in our generation? Daily, we watch the invasion of evil and mockery of the Word of God. We ask not only, “God, how will we pray?” but, “God, what will you do?”

Scripture says the Holy Spirit will lift up a standard against evil. That standard is a sign-something that God does which reveals to a generation that He is still God and will not allow evil to triumph. Mercy still has a voice in our generation and it is heard when we pray. That voice is your voice. Lift your voice to God today.

It’s time to pray.

A Return to Prayer


First Chronicles, chapter 13, beginning at verse two: “And David said to all the assembly of Israel, ‘If it seems good to you, and if it is of the Lord our God, let us send out to our brethren everywhere who are left in all the land of Israel, and with them to the priests and the Levites who are in their cities and their common-lands, that they may gather together to us; and let us bring the ark of our God back to us, for we have not inquired at it since the days of Saul.’

Once before in history, the nation of Israel was divided, like ours is today. The plan of God for the healing was simple. The moment required an abandonment of the prayerlessness which had caused the decline in the first place and a return to prayer. At this point in our national decline, your prayers and mine matter more than you and I will ever know.

My brother, my sister, it’s time to pray.

If Paul Had Listened


Acts, chapter 21, verse 13: “Then Paul answered, ‘What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.’

Someone had just prophesied to Paul that if he continued on the journey ahead, he could expect hardship. If Paul had listened to those who pleaded with him not to go, there are books of the Bible that we would not have today. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and the book of Philemon were all written in a Roman prison. Had Paul chosen the path of ease, we would not have the comfort that we find in these books.

Pray that you will have the courage to say “Yes” to God and continue on the journey that He has laid out ahead of you for your life. He has promised to be with you and with me, wherever that path leads. Go ahead right now. Just ask him, in Jesus name.

It’s time to pray.

A Hellish Parade


Romans, chapter one, beginning at verse 21: “Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools…Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies amongst themselves.

I had once hoped that the depravity scripture warns about, which has historically preceded the downfall of other societies, would never touch our shores. Sadly, that hope has not been realized. We’ve opened the lid to the same moral abyss, and seemingly learned nothing from history. God is the only one now who can stop our rapid downward spiral.

To every believer in Christ, the time to sit on the fence and watch this hellish parade go by is over.

It’s time to pray.

God Will Fight for Us


Let me remind you today that when you pray, God answers. Now He doesn’t answer with mediocre answers; He has power. He has power to do whatever He wants to do when in sincerity, we bring our requests before Him.

If you have something in your life that you’re facing or you have something in your future that’s really threatening to swallow you-a battle with drugs, a battle with depression, a self-image issue, or even a sense of hopelessness about going forward into the future-remember lessons from the scripture that tell us God will fight for us.

My brother and my sister, it’s time to pray. Come and be part of our Worldwide Prayer Meeting, every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM Eastern Time here in New York City. Or you can join us online at itstimetopray.org.

Remember above and beyond all else, right now, at this time, it’s time for you and I to pray.

The Banquet is Ready


Luke, chapter 14, verse 16 to 18: “Then He said to him, ‘A certain man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, “Come, for all things are now ready.” But they all with one accord began to make excuses.’” This parable is referring to Jesus who invites everyone to a great supper where no one is excluded. Yet, in this parable, we see those who were invited start to make excuses as to why they can’t come.

Many are invited to undertake a journey with God, but the invitation, even in our time, is often declined. There’s a call on everyone’s life and it requires a willingness to say, “God, I’ll go wherever you lead me.” It may mean forsaking your stake in the things of this world. But I want to tell you something, it will really be worth it. The banquet is ready. The invitation is yours.

It’s time to pray.