We are warmed by fire, not by the smoke of the fire. We are carried over the sea by a ship, not by the wake of a ship. (Thomas Merton)
Prayer is like twisting the key in the door of heaven and watching God’s interventions pour forth upon the earth. The prince of the air, Satan, can only exercise his authority if we are not exercising our authority; he can only withhold God’s plans so long as we are not insisting upon God’s plans. But once we pull out our keys and open up heaven’s doors, then God’s will and God’s interventions pour onto the earth unabated. And that is the simple theology of prayer.
This is the second session of a video resource by Verlon Fosner and Jon Davis titled A Trowel and a Sword: Prayer Practices for Those on the Frontlines of the Gospel.
- Evangelism training
- Churches engaged in mission
- Small groups focused on neighborhood
- Church planting groups
In these pages you’ll:
- Learn why bold mission must be paired with equally bold prayers
- Be encouraged to engage in mission for homes, neighborhoods, and cities
- See yourself as an empowered ambassador for God’s kingdom
On the front lines of the gospel, Christians are in the business of kicking in the front door of the strongman and plundering his house—removing people he has worked hard to oppress. Accordingly, prayer must take on a declarative, bold, and authoritative tone. To show up on the front lines of the gospel without this form of prayer is the equivalent of bringing the proverbial knife to a gunfight. This conflict becomes more acute as a church becomes more effective at reaching lost people. Learn more about the kind of prayers that take spiritual warfare seriously with this book now—get your copy of this book and the complete video series from our store here.