There has never been a better time to reach out and touch heaven.
What do I mean?
Remember Paul after his Damascus Road experience in Acts chapter 9.
As soon as he began to pray, heaven took notice.
And sent help to him.
“And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus: for behold, he prays.” Acts 9:11
Here’s what I want you to notice…
Immediately Saul (Paul) began to pray, he attracted divine attention … and the Lord quickly dispatched the answer to his prayer!
No delay at all.
That was prayer that provoked instant divine attention.
Such are the prayers required in this time and season.
Such prayers may not sound fancy or colourful.
But they get the job done.
And bring answers that everyone can see…
Desperate prayers produce desperate results
Many years ago,the LORD gave me the crucial insight that there was a prayer bullet for every problem known to man.
I began to wonder if there was any way of making such miracle-creating prayers available to struggling, everyday Christian everywhere.
(Praise the LORD – He showed me how – and that’s why you’re reading this now)
Case in point …
Take for instance this Holy Ghost-breathed prayer:
“Let the Spirit of resurrection breathe life into every area of my life in the name of Jesus.”
This one is pure GOLD!
I was given this dynamite prayer bullet one morning as I was driving to work.
As I began to pray, it began to expand in every direction.
That is, I found the prayer addressing specific issues one by one, like this:
“Let the Spirit of resurrection breathe life into my …..”
— into my prayer life
— into my finances
— into my marriage
— into the work of my hands
— into my family
— into my blood, bones, body organs, etc.
A little later, it transmuted into:
“Thou Spirit of resurrection, breathe life into every dead area of my life, my potentials, my calling, etc”
And much, much later, it turned into a very hot prayer for loved ones, family, my pastor friends, community, etc. as the Holy Spirit led …
So you see, this ONE prayer could engage you for hours and hours, as you follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
By the time the answers began to manifest, people around wondered, open-mouthed, what’s going on!
Time to demonstrate …
Let’s put what I’ve been saying here to a little practice.
Demonstrate by turning our attention to something that’s rearing its ugly head, especially given the fear and uncertainty in our world today.
The spirit of depression is on a roll – let’s terminate its evil assignment
Even before this current problem raging across the world…
… where I live, maybe as much as 70% of people you meet are on anti-depressants or one drug or another because of this dangerous spirit (Oh yes, it is a spirit and it is clearly identified in Scripture!).
The biblical name for depression is, “spirit of heaviness.” It is a dark shadow and burden which envelopes the soul and swallows joy and happiness.
Isaiah 61:3 says…
“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”
Those under the attack of this spirit feel:
Low, weak and faint
Confused and hopeless
If you feel the onset of depression…
Here’s the prayer to kick depression out of your life …
Psalm 43:5: Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Begin by singing praises and worshiping the LORD
Confess every sin of worry, anxiety and fear and ask for the Lord’s mercy
Then pray like this:
1 You dark shadow of the soul, clear away by the blood of Jesus
2 Power of heavy heart, loose your hold upon my life in the name of Jesus
3 Power of heaviness, be dismantled from my soul in the name of Jesus
4 Let the garment of praise replace the spirit of heaviness in my life in Jesus’ name
5 Holy Ghost fire, melt away every darkness of heaviness in my soul, in the name of Jesus
6 I release myself from the power of discouragement in the name of Jesus
7 Power of God, move my life from strength to strength and from glory to glory in Jesus’ name
8 I reject every oppressive spirit hanging on my soul, in the name of Jesus
9 There shall be no more heaviness for my soul in Jesus’ name
10 Let the spirit of heaviness loss its grip upon my spirit man, in the name of Jesus
11 I bind and cast out every spirit of depression from my life in the name of Jesus
12 Fire of God, burn to ashes every garment of heaviness, in the name of Jesus
13 I pull down every masked personality working against my joy, in the name of Jesus
14 Every power militating against my joy, die immediately in the name of Jesus
15 I bind and cast out every enemy of my full-scale laughter, in the name of Jesus
16 Every handwriting of depression over my soul by wiped off by the blood of Jesus.
17 Every spider of darkness enclosing my heart, clear away by fire in the name of Jesus
18 I dismantle every chain of darkness arresting my freedom in the name of Jesus
19 Every thief that has been stealing from me, loose your power in the name of Jesus
20 I bury forever every yoke of heaviness, in the name of Jesus
21 I drink from the well of salvation in the name of Jesus
22 I refuse to be enslaved by the spirit of heaviness in the name of Jesus
23 Every power working against my mental health, be dismantled in the name of Jesus
24 Every burden of darkness enclosing my soul, clear away now, in the mighty name of Jesus
Begin to thank the LORD for answers to this prayer