Watching and Waiting

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Sarah Stegall

God blesses and energizes those who sacrifice by fasting sleep in order to pray. Special grace accompanies this experience, along with the privilege of witnessing miracles, healings and visitations of God’s Spirit.

Being available to God all through the evening hours and denying the flesh produces an environment that welcomes His manifest presence, provokes intercession and brings clarity of His will. Once God reveals what is on His heart, the waiting watchman is invited to intercede in agreement with His purposes.

READ: Ps. 127:1; Is. 59:9-19; Ezek. 3:16-27; Ezek. 22:29-31; Ezek. 33:7-9; Matt. 25:36-46.
HEART ISSUE: Waiting on God is essential. How have you been impacted by praying all night?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, deliver us from the need to hurry and to achieve instant results to our petitions. Teach us to wait for Your word, so that we will know how to intercede in accordance with Your wishes. Waiting is not a discipline we naturally embrace, but because we love You, we are willing to learn–to change. Amen.

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