This morning I had to go to the local Co-op to buy some potatoes and, due to the coronavirus, had to queue for some time outside the shop. The queue had about twenty people in it and I was about 6th in line. Whenever someone came out another was allowed in. As slowly the queue started to move forward a few steps at a time a song came into my mind- ‘We wanna see Jesus lifted high’ by Doug Horley, particularly the line
‘Step by step we’re moving forward,
little by little taking ground.
I though it a bit humourous, to relieve the boredom of waiting, but then the next line came to mind…
Every prayer a powerful weapon
Strongholds come tumbling down and down and down and down.’
Through these words the Lord reminded me of the need to keep praying for family and friends who do not know Him yet. Is there someone for whom you have been praying for a long time and seen no apparent progress? Maybe you think it is pointless and nothing is happening. I know I think this way at times. But take heart! Every prayer is a powerful weapon, each prayer counts and gradually the enemy’s hold is being weakened. Remember, the prayers of the saints are filling those bowls in heaven and are a sweet- smelling fragrance to the Lord:
Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand. (Revelation 8:3-5)
He is working even though we can’t see or feel it, and much activity is taking place in the spiritual realm because of your prayers. Don’t give up!
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6: 9 )