As Christians, we are walking with daily spiritual warfare. The moment you wake up, the enemy either starts to tremble or starts attacking you, depending on your spiritual state. It is important that you begin the day with God in prayer as you wake up in the morning. Nothing makes the enemy fear and tremble more than to see a Christian on their knees, because such a Christian is calling out to the most powerful Name above all names. It is a part of your strategy as God’s spiritual warrior. Because you don’t want the enemy bombarding your thoughts with worries, anxieties, worldly cares, and activities right after you wake up, you throw him a spiritual grenade by magnifying God, worshipping the goodness and faithfulness of God, and declaring the Word of God.
Moreover, when interceding for others, you also want to be strategic by allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you in prayer. As you pray in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit may put to your mind a certain city, nation, person, and the issue that needs to be addressed. Then you can start declaring God’s Scripture and promises for that city, country, and person regarding the situation and issue. God leads you to the things you need to pray for while you let His will manifest by declaring the Word of God, carrying out His instructions, and obeying what He wants you to do and say. Take the prophet Ezekiel for example. In a vision, he saw dry bones before him, and God told him to prophesy to the dry bones by declaring the words of the Lord. And as he did, the dry bones lived and became alive (see Ezekiel 37:1-28). In today’s times, the dry bones can be related to dead dreams, relationships, goals, and so on in a person’s life. When God tells you to prophesy His Word, you can declare Isaiah 41:18, “I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water” to that person, a city or nation—whatever God tells you.
You can declare the prayer in this manner:
In Jesus’ name, I speak life upon every dead dream of (a family, a specific person’s name, city, etc.). God says He will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys. He will make any wilderness a pool of water, and dry land springs of water! I thank You, God, for the victory! Amen.
What’s a prayer strategy?
A prayer strategy is partnering with God in prayer and intercession to pull down strongholds, destroy the enemy’s works, and accomplish God’s will and plans on earth. For instance, if you have an unsaved family member who is hesitant to receive the Gospel, you know that a stronghold is most probably present in that person’s life. So, as you partner with God in praying for that person’s soul, one strategy He can lead you to is to fast and pray for that person. In the Gospel, there was an instance where the disciples couldn’t cast out a demon from a person, and when they asked Jesus, the Lord said it could only be done by prayer and fasting (see Matthew 6:16-18). Fasting is a strategy to pull down any demonic stronghold in a person’s life. If God leads you to fast and pray, obey Him, and see His power manifest in your family member.
Another prayer strategy that is powerful and effective is to use the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 says Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. When you pray to God – and He reveals to you the things you need to pray and puts to your mind scriptures you can declare – you become God’s mouthpiece on earth. When you declare the Word of God, it is a strategy to make heaven manifest on earth; a prayer to fulfill God’s will on earth.
Many times in the Bible, in people’s prayer time with Him and sometimes in dreams, God revealed His plans and the enemy’s plans. In the story of Daniel, when King Nebuchadnezzar was furious and ordered executions of his men because no one could tell what his dream was and what it meant, Daniel asked for time so he could pray to God. And when he prayed, the Lord revealed to him what the king’s dream was and what it meant. As a result, no one was executed at that time, and Daniel was even promoted along with his friends (see Daniel 2). Also, in the story of Elisha the prophet, Israel’s enemy had been scheming to defeat the nation, but since Elisha was constantly communing with God, God kept revealing to him the secret plans of King Aram. As a result, their enemies’ plans did not prosper against them (see 2 Kings 6).
When you partner with God in all things, you will surely walk in the victory of Christ every day. Though the battle has been won, we are in a continuous fight—the good fight of our faith. We fight for the truth of God when the enemy speaks lies, we declare peace when the enemy starts chaos, and we stand with God in all aspects of our lives, partnering with Him and being obedient to His voice at all times.
How do you make a prayer room?
To make a prayer room, you want it to be in a place where it is quiet—an area in your house where you can confidently pray, speak in tongues, and even shout or cry. Some people use their walk-in closet as a prayer room, while others choose their bedroom. However, some families are sharing rooms, or there’s no spare room in the house where you can quietly talk to God and pray. If this is the case, it is best to find a godly community that offers intercession meetings and gatherings where you can pray to God along with fellow believers. It can be your best option when making a prayer room in your house is impossible. Another suggestion for where you can freely take your time to pray is in the comfort room of your house. For instance, when it’s time for you to take a bath or use the bathroom, you can take that as an opportunity to be with God alone and pray with all your heart. Since a comfort room is a private place, no one can disturb you in it.
Moreover, while prayer rooms surely help give people a peaceful moment with God, nothing beats being God’s walking prayer room. This means that wherever you go, whatever you may be doing, and whoever may be in your house or bedroom, you can enter the stillness of mind and heart and commune with God at any time and anywhere. Remember, you are God’s dwelling place. He is already inside you wherever you go. It takes practice, discipline, and complete surrender of your life to God daily to be able to pray in the stillness and quietness of your mind wherever you may be. The more you commune with God and invest your time with the Word of God, the more you’ll be able to hear His voice.
And one of God’s strategies in spiritual warfare is to prompt you to obey His command at any time. For instance, you may be walking on the street, and suddenly the Holy Spirit prompts you to pray for the person who is about to pass by you. As you step out and obey, the enemy gets a breakdown. Sometimes, the enemy attacks you by surprise, but God too can use you to attack him by surprise, such as in instances such as this. When God isn’t limited to the vicinity of your prayer closet, you become God’s prayer house, the living Temple where the Holy Spirit dwells. It is part of God’s wisdom and strategy in partnering through prayer with you.
As you seek God in prayer and in partnering with Him, may you hear His voice clearly and receive strategies that will advance the Kingdom of God in powerful ways through Christ Jesus.