Subject: “Declaring Operation Pray Through” by Bishop David Oyedepo of (Winners’ Chapel Int’l)
Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
We understand from scriptures that praying Kingdom Advancement Prayer is every believer’s ministry – 6:9-10/33/ 1 Thes. 5:17
Kingdom advancement prayer here includes, praying for souls to be saved, established in faith and in this Church, leading to continuous church growth – Mat. 6:9-10/ Gal. 4:19
Whatever cannot stop the church from praying, ‘Thy kingdom come’, cannot stop the church from growing – Act. 2:46-47/ Act. 6:4/7/ Ezk. 36:37
But we must learn what it takes for our prayers to qualify for answers – Jam. 4:1-2
To pray the prayer that must always be answered, everyone of us must continue to:
- Pray as one having authority – 1:27/ Mak. 13:34
- Pray with full assurance of faith – 10:19-23/ 1 Kgs. 18:23-39
- Pray with boldness – 4:16/ Isa. 38:1-5
- Pray with fervency of spirit – 2 Kgs 4:32-37/ Jam. 5:17-18
- Pray with unshakable expectation – 23:18/ 1 Kg. 18:40-46/ Psa. 62:5
But what is in all these for me, someone may ask?
Praying Kingdom advancement prayers, engenders supernatural breakthroughs, flow of divine favour, longevity life and prosperity, among others – Mat. 6:6/9-10/17-18/33/ Psa. 102:13-15/ Exo. 23:25-26/ Psa. 35:27
Furthermore, we are encouraged to form prayer partnerships with other brethren, as each one of us may be led, to enhance the effectiveness and impact of our prayers in the course of this operation – Mat. 18:19
Therefore, for the next three weeks, every Winner is required to engage in praying kingdom advancement prayer for at least one hour a day, and as we engage the principles of prayer contained in this declaration, we are sure to return with ready answers to all our prayers.
All our Church prayer bulletins, which can be downloaded from the Church website, for those who may not have their copies shall be most helpful in this regard;
Therefore, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Operation Pray Through, scheduled to run from April 8 to 28, 2019 is hereby flagged off and as we engage with our hearts, what eyes have not seen, not ears heard in terms of supernatural Church growth, coupled with supernatural change of levels for every engaging Winners, shall be our experience, because God who sees the prayer labour of everyone of us in secret shall continue to reward us openly, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Remain ever blessed!
Jesus is Lord!
David O. Oyedepo