Joy in Prayer

7Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices [Will be] accepted on My altar; For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations. (Isaiah 56:7)

This is a prophecy, where the Lord is saying that prayer will be linked to joy.  That our source of joy will come in the place of prayer.  The last part of this is what Jesus quoted in Matthew 21:13.
Many have boredom, frustration and condemnation in prayer and neglect it/avoid it.  I believe that accompanying the ‘Prayer Movement’ is the teaching that changes our understanding of what prayer is really to be, and how to enter in to true joy.  I hope to explore that some here.

… we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. (1 John 3:2)

What a human mind thinks of, when they think of Jesus can’t even compare to what He is actually like in fullness. But forever in eternity we will grow incrementally.

But now in prayer, the more the Holy Spirit enables us to Spiritually percieve His nature, or ‘beauty,’ the more we are transformed into His image, our minds are renewed unto what they were meant to be (Rom 12:2).

So we should seek in prayer to have the assistance of the Holy Spirit reveal Jesus to us. Which is what Paul was talking about when He gave us an outline of prayer in Eph 1:17:

(I pray) that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.

This prayer is the primary prayer at many houses of prayer and deserves to be in our daily prayer focus forever. This is the primary need of our unsaved friends and family, supernatural revelation of Jesus. This will forever be our primary need, to have a greater revelation of God. Praying this will open up your prayer life to deeper levels and experiences in the knowledge of God.


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