Spirit of Prayer

Spirit of Prayer
I will pour out…a spirit of grace and supplication. Zechariah 12:10 NIV

On this day, May 11, in the year of our Lord 1727, Nicholas Ludwig Von Zinzendorf welcomed a mighty move of prevailing prayer. He and his young congregation gathered for a praise service where he exhorted them toward unity within their fellowship and spontaneously, a wave of confession, repentance of sin, and a burden for prevailing prayer broke out among them. This was the first recorded move of God among the group of believers that would become the Moravian Missionary Force. Over the next seventy-five years they would send out six hundred missionaries worldwide. This would become the birth of the modern missionary movement. And it began with prayer that led them to an encounter with the manifest presence of Christ.

Zinzendorf himself had already encountered God’s blazing presence many times during his childhood. “In my fourteenth year I began to seek God earnestly, and determined to become a true servant of Jesus Christ.” Once he tasted God’s manifest presence, he never wanted to settle for anything less. He led his people to God’s manifest presence. 

Today is an appropriate day to welcome the manifest presence of Christ and allow Him to launch you on mission.

Father God, I lift my hands in receiving prayer. Pour out on me and my generation a spirit of grace and supplication. Lord, I receive, in Jesus’ Name.

© Fred A. Hartley, III  
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Unless otherwise indicated, the English Standard Bible (ESV) is used.

This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence.
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