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by sr. pastor glenn yamaguchi
As I write this today, we are at the tail end of our 21 Days of Prayer for the Fall. I notice that I can endure certain things in life; a crying baby, an interruption to my day, or bumper to bumper traffic. However prayer is not something to be endured, it is something to be developed. A life of prayer, of bringing yourself, your heart and soul as well as your concerns, goals, and desires before God, is both an opportunity and a responsibility.
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Ephesians 1:15-16 (NIV)
Unfortunately, sometimes what happens during 21 Days of Prayer, stops on the 22nd Day of Prayer. Let’s not stop giving thanks and remembering to pray. Our prayer is that on Day 22, 29, or 59 you would keep praying. During the 21 Days of Prayer many of us developed our spiritual muscles to pray more consistently, to pray more intentionally, to pray more fervently. Prayer is not a box to be ticked off on our to-do list. It isn’t just how much you pray, but pray first, pray often, seek God first.
Many of us have had a dramatic breakthrough during the 21 Days of Prayer. One of my friends has suffered with a slipped disk for 16 years with daily pain. The disk was so bad she could feel it protruding from her spine. She would need pain killers daily to make it through the day, and some days could be so bad she would be laid up for the next few days in pain or need prescription painkillers to function. On our recent Prayer and Healing night we laid hands on her and prayed. After we prayed briefly I asked, “Did you feel that?” She said, “Yeah, it was like a cold tingling went down my hip and leg.” “Great!” I said. “Let’s pray again believing for a complete healing.” By the time we were done her pain was gone.
A few days later she called to say – “Do you have a minute?” “Sure, what’s up?” I replied. “You know when you prayed for me the other night?” “Yeah, I remember.” “Well, I’ve been putting the healing to the test the last couple days and the pain is still gone, I really am healed.” “Great” I said. She then proceeded to tell me the backstory of 16 years of daily pain which I didn’t know until then, and about the protruding disk. She said – “Glenn you don’t understand, when you laid your hand on my back – that was right over the slipped disk. I feel it every day, it’s just kind of a habit, but when I checked for it, it’s gone!” I replied, “Well, when I asked you that night ‘did you feel that,’ and you said you felt the tingling shoot down your leg, I actually felt something move in your back, it was like something jumped.” I guess it jumped back into place. God is good.
Now this didn’t happen for everyone who prayed during the 21 Days of Prayer. It didn’t happen for all the things I am praying about. God loves you just as much as my friend but that’s not the issue. You are still loved, you are still heard. Maybe your breakthrough comes tomorrow, or the day after that, or the day after that. It could literally be a prayer away. Sometimes we need to keep praying because the 21 Days are significant, but it is not magic. It helps us to stir our faith and develop disciplines to pray and seek God as the source of life and power. It can break the power of spiritual opposition.
Even if today is the first day you’re praying, keep seeking Him, keep talking to Him, keep asking that His Kingdom come and His will be done in our lives as it is in heaven. We are building ourselves up in the Lord and building His Kingdom as we seek Him first.
Drawing closer day by day,