Sunday, September 29, 2019 “Humble Follower”

2 Kings 2:11-12 11 Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!” So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces.
Good evening and welcome to the Sunday night edition of “We are the People” prayer for America. Every Sunday we bring together the hearts of intercessors that choose to invest a minimum of 15 minutes in prayers of agreement between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. using the three focus points listed below as a guide. May God bless you for your concern for America’s future expressed in prayer tonight. We encourage you to join us in prayer daily and invite others to join us.
The Spirit of God worked in Elijah performing the miraculous and giving boldness to speak to kings the truth of God. God would now take Elijah to heaven and empower Elisha to continue the work of God in Israel. With this in mind, let us join our hearts in intercession.
Prayer Focus #1: The chariot of fire and horses of fire would separate the two men of God. The fire of Jesus’s crucifixion and the disciples’ fire from heaven that came upon them at Pentecost was a sign of separation. Jesus was but one man full of the Holy Spirit, but now He had returned to heaven. He had promised in John chapter 14 that those who believe would do even greater works. Let us pray that as Elisha did what was necessary (following Elijah to the end) and the disciples stayed and prayed in a Jerusalem upper room as Jesus commanded, we will allow the Holy Spirit to draw us into a deeper relationship with God so we might receive the needed empowerment of God to do the greater works that Jesus spoke of concerning those who believe.
Prayer Focus #2:  As Elijah was taken away Elisha knew that great responsibility would now rest on his shoulders. He cried out, “My Father, My Father.” Pray that men and women entering new positions of authority will realize the awesome responsibility that comes with leadership. Pray that they maintain great relationships with their mentor leaders so there will be smooth transitions in government and in the church world.
Prayer Focus #3:  In that day to tear one’s clothing off as Elisha did was a sign of great humility. Pray that men of great humility will be placed in authority. The Psalmist taught that God raises up leaders and puts some down. Let us not gloat over those who will be removed because of their pride.

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