Waiting on the Lord in Prayer

By Ryan Dawson 

This week we have been partnering with other believers in prayer for City on our Knees.  We believe that when we pray - God moves, because the prayers of God’s people are powerful and effective, and Jesus is in our midst when we come together in prayer.  Our prayers flow from our friendship with Jesus, so let us come with expectant hearts, full of faith in the One who is restoring all things to Himself.  

I thought considering Gerrit’s message on Sunday, based on Romans 12:12, and our City on our Knees prayer focus, this devotional from A.W. Tozer was very pertinent for us in this winter season.   Let’s be a people of prayer who are trusting and praying for God to bring renewal and revival in our days.  

For Christ and His Kingdom, Ryan

Prayer: Wait upon The Lord, By A.W. Tozer

Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer. Romans 12:12
Think of the kernels of grain, the seed, that the farmer plants in the ground in the fall of the year. How patient the farmer must be! Throughout the long, cold winter the seed is dormant. There is no evidence at all that it is there--covered by the cold earth itself.  The snows come and go. The ground freezes and thaws. Does the farmer lie awake at night worrying that those seeds he placed in the ground may be ineffective? He does not. He knows that spring will come!

And in due course, the sunshine of March or April warms the air. Spring rains water the ground. The farmer knows then that it will not be long until green shoots suddenly break out from their
covering of earth.  And in their own time, great waving fields of grain are ready for the harvest. The farmer's faith in the seed he planted is fully justified.

Likewise, God wants us to be patient with every prayer and petition we sincerely send up to that heavenly altar. Our praying done in the Spirit cannot be ineffective. It is as though God is
saying to us: "You have planted the seed. You have prayed for My will to be done and for My kingdom to come on earth.... The effective prayers of my son, Jesus, will join with the effective
prayers of righteous men and women. Be patient and put your trust in Me, day by day!" Jesus Is Victor!