The Secret Place
“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
~ Matthew 6:6
He hides us in the secret place (Psalm 91, 27:5); He even formed each one of us in secret. The Father sees what is done in secret and rewards openly. The Lord also tells us to pray in secret.
There is a lot going on in secret right now — both good and bad. The Father sees it all and hears every breath of prayer. He is rewarding the faithful by giving greater stewardship. We who are called to pray are moving mountains and building with the Lord, and it will be made evident what the Lord is doing at His appointed time.
Empowered for Victory
We may have a favourite chair, or a quiet room, that we use as our prayer closet — wherever it is, it is also amazingly a place in Heaven at the same time.
“Through You, I ascend to the highest peaks of Your glory to stand in the heavenly places, strong and secure in You. You’ve trained me with the weapons of warfare-worship; now I’ll descend into battle with power to chase and conquer my foes. You empower me for victory with Your wrap-around presence. Your power within makes me strong to subdue, and by stooping down in gentleness, You strengthened me and made me great! You’ve set me free from captivity and now I’m standing complete, ready to fight some more! I caught up with my enemies and conquered them, and didn’t turn back until the war was won!”
~ Psalm 18:33-37
Part of God’s redemptive plan for mankind involves us, His church, walking in victory and having dominion in the earth – we are to conquer our enemies!
As we are interceding in secret with the Lord, we are partnering with the Lord.
“But the Lord is the true God and the God of truth (the God Who is Truth). He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth quakes, and the nations are not able to bear His indignation.”
~ Jeremiah 10:10
How great are His signs! And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation.
~ Daniel 4:3
Prayer: Lord, as we continue to pray and fast in August, take us deeper into the throne room, praying whatever is on Your heart. May we discover and uproot all that is giving the enemy traction to these horrendous late-term abortion bills. Lord, cleanse our land and heal the broken hearts — make this nation a safe place to be conceived and born. Let Australia be innovative in creating real solutions that produce life, not destruction for ‘unwanted pregnancies’. We are so grateful You hear us when we pray. Thank You for sending Your Son to take back what the enemy has stolen; He has the keys to death and Hades. May we partner with You to shift these abortion bills out of our parliaments, and turn back the tide of abortion in Australia. We praise and thank Your Holy Name, Jesus. Amen.
Lord, we come to You in our secret place, and we activate the power over our enemy, as it is written in Psalm 91.
Pray Psalm 18 on behalf of the unborn.
Lord, release truth into the NSW Legislative Council, who have voted to hold a very short inquiry into the bill next week, with a report due by August 20. The social issues committee, chaired by Liberal MLC Shayne Mallard, will perform the inquiry. There appears to be a secret agenda to rush this through; we ask for any clandestine meetings to be exposed by your Light of Truth.
Lord, release Your same Light of Truth to expose any clandestine agendas in the SA government, that seek to extend the culture of death in our state.
Lord, reveal Your strategies to thwart the enemy’s plans to Your righteous politicians in both NSW and SA. Empower them by Your Holy Spirit to be strong and courageous, to deliver these strategies and powerfully overcome the schemes of the enemy, who seek to destroy precious lives in the womb.
Lord, continue to call from their prayer closets Your righteous men and women to join boldly together, to lead the way for Your Ecclesia to become Houses of Refuge for families facing an unplanned pregnancy. May the culture of love and life be so evident, families will stop running to the abortion centres, and instead they would run to the Church.
Spend time today listening to the Lord, and Pray what is on His Heart.
FAST + PRAY = LIFE
Today as we stand together ‘as one’ in prayer and fasting may the Lord:
STOP the proposed Abortion Reform Bill in South Australia – “Statutes Amendment (Abortion Law Reform) Bill.”
Push Back and eventually STOP Abortion in every state and territory in Australia!
SHIFT the culture of this Nation to Mercy, Peace, Righteousness and Justice
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