The Christmas season is a special spiritual invitation to rediscover God’s Love.

2 Kings 22 tells us that in the days of Hilkiah the priest, the book of the law was rediscovered, which led to a national revival. Every generation needs a reformation, which starts with the personal rediscovery of God’s word. What’s exciting about our church is there are many people being nudged by the Holy Spirit to pray for Christ’s Spirit to begin a revival within our midst.

Last time we had a prayer meeting, I remember particular people who I wanted to be there but couldn’t make it. As I started to get sad about their absence, I was reminded that all it takes is a remnant. Instead of worrying about who was missing, I shifted my attention to the promise of “when two or three are gathered in My name…”. When we press into the presence of God, He is faithful to hear our prayers and do something special in and through us.

In the 1700’s Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf formed a holy conspiracy called the “Order of the Mustard Seed”. Members wore a ring inscribed with the motto, “None live for themselves.” They solemnly pledged to be true to Christ, kind to people, and take the gospel to the nations. The secret order included such notables as the King of Denmark, the Anglican Bishop of Canterbury, the secretary of state of Scotland and the 87-year-old Creek Indian Chief Tomochichi. After a night of prayer, they pledged to use all their gifts, their wealth, and all their influence for the conversion of the heathen.

Their pledge led to the 1727 Moravian Pentecost, which began a 24/7 prayer meeting that lasted for 100 years! Even the children formed prayer circles. These prayers reverberated around the world in one of the greatest missionary movements the church has ever known. Thousands of missionaries were called and commissioned. Some even sold themselves into slavery to reach their mission field.

I wonder what might happen if we started meeting for prayer regularly, to see how God might touch this world through our Christianity?
Leonard Ravenhill commented, “No one is greater than their prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying.”

Let’s rediscover God’s presence and power!