Jul 6, 2012

The Call of A Prayer Warrior~

I have always been able to pray at the drop of a hat. I am not embarrassed or ashamed to  pray for anyone in need........

I have several friends who call whenever they need prayer and I am honored that they call me to do so.
I will stand in the gap for anyone needing a touch from God~

I have been this way since the age of  7 years old. I was always the first one to volunteer to pray for my friends in children's church.

Never afraid or ashamed......

What I didn't know or realize at my young age, is the calling I had as a 'Prayer Warrior"
I didn't understand the importance of such a gift nor did I realize the power of God that comes through that gift.

I just knew someone needed prayer and I was to pray.......

Once I "grew" up into my teenage years, Yes I said "grew up" as ALL teenagers believe they are grown up and I was no exception , I prayed in private. No longer was I willing to be bold in my calling to pray for others.

I hid behind my "teenage coolness", ran with the popular crowd, and was not going to tell anyone about my life with Jesus.

Yikes....Bad decision??? 

For me it was......

But Jesus never let go of me.....He waited and waited and waited some more......
I ran from Him and my calling....He loved me and waited.
I refused to be a "prayer warrior'....He loved me and waited some more.
I blamed him for everything wrong in my life...He waited
I became angry with him for so much loss I had endured.....He waited.

And then.........

I grew tired of running.....He came to me with open arms~

He knew that one day this child of his,the one he created,the one that was loud, outgoing,fearless, and had a heart for love would one day turn back to Him and his plan for my life.


The older I got the more I realized how much I did need my Jesus life. Not only did I need that life, I needed him on a constant bases.

As I made my way back to my daddy God, He once again began laying on my heart those I was to pray for.
(Old friends, new friends, family and those I don't even know)

There are some whose pain I can feel..literally......
There are some I can feel their fear, doubt and despair......
There are times when I can feel their hearts breaking......

When the tears I cry are for those who have none left to cry......

When I can feel the winds of the storm blowing around them.........

It is through God allowing me to feel their needs,I am able to stand in prayer for them, to go boldly before the throne of God and ask for the needs of those who are crying out and for those who just can't cry anymore.

I can truly say I am honored to be a prayer warrior for Christ. 

Oh I am still me, I still have my faults and imperfections. I still get over whelmed at times and there are times when I question God if he really wants me to be the one to pray for a specific person. 

 But because I know the love of Christ in my life, I am now able to share it with those who need it.

I am now and have been "Cool in Christ" and I am not ashamed to admit it. To be able to put on the whole armor of God and go to battle for those who need it, is AH-MAZING!!

Amazing to witness a friend walk out of a storm......

Amazing to watch a family member go through a fire unburned.....

Amazing to watch a child pulled up and out of a despair situation....

Amazing to see a healing take place and an illness no more.....

Amazing to see the love of God manifest and His victory complete~


There are times when I don't understand why I am to pray,but I do......
I know that when I am obedient to God, he in return has someone stand in the gap for me.
( I have some amazing warriors in my life)

It's not always easy being a prayer warrior, the flesh gets weak and through my lack of understanding "why"  there are times when I just want to quit.

 By submitting to God's instructions I have found He gives me the strength to
continue......

(Esp 6:10 "Finally,be strong in the Lord and his mighty power.")

To be the prayer warrior He has called me to be, even in the midst of my own storms,
He raises me up and gives me the courage and strength to march on~

 (Esp 6:11  " Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.")

To be a prayer warrior isn't always easy. It can be hard, overwhelming, and sometimes for me personally it can feel like a heaviness that takes the very breath out of me.

However it is also joyful, happiness, victorious and precious all wrap in one.
It is witnessing God's glory and love in a life .....
It is seeing victory when the enemy is wanting failure.....

I choose to continue to be what my daddy God has created me to be. Regardless of my short comings, faults and imperfections.

 Rather I feel like praying or not......

In spite of the storm I may be riding at the time....

I have found to be true,during some of my most trying times, He will have me stand for others during their storms!!
( In other words, He has me focused on HIM and not my circumstances)

I will at all times ,put on my full armor of God, to stand for those who can't, to hold up those who want to  give up, to demonstrate the love of the Father to those who feel unlovable and to be the warrior he has called me to be~

Ephesians 6:10-18

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people

Whatever battle you are going through, or storm you may be weathering, I encourage you all to put on your Armor of God, Your victory is coming~

Much love~
Stacey

20 comments:

  1. Hi Stacey - praying has never come naturally to me. But, I certainly pray more now than I ever have. I have been trying to get into the habit of when someone comes to mind, anyone for any reason, I try to remember to trust that God has put them on my mind for prayer. I find myself praying at odd times during the day and I LOVE it.

    I also take it seriously when someone asks me to pray or I offer to pray. I write it down or put it on my brain, oops sorry, my phone, lol.

    I love this post Stacey because it speaks of your heart and your desire to do God's will. Thank you for the blessing you are to me
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Thank you Tracy for your sweet encouraging words!! You too are a blessing to me and I am so grateful for our new friendship!!

    God bless you my friend!!
    Stacey

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  3. I'm always humbled when a friend call me and asks to pray with me. I believe there's so much power in prayer. You are such a testament to God's love. I love your post and reading about you. I'm so glad I found your lovely blog through Covered in Grace. I love it. I'm your new follower!
    www.findyoursparkle2.com

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  4. Lucy~
    Thank you so much!! I am so pleased and blessed that you are our newest follower!! And yes I to am humbled when a friend asks me for prayer!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Stacey

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  5. Hi Stacey, My name is Staci as well, I just happen to stumble upon this when I typed up Prayer Warrior, I'm so happy to have read what you wrote I'm 20 and I think God wants me to be a prayer warrior as well, I'm still trying to find my way through life, my purposes, and how to get from here to there and your post just totally reassured me that I am somewhat on the right track. I have also say thank you so much for decking out your blog (I love your style) had it not been as pretty as it was I might have missed your lovely post. :) thanks so much.

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  7. Hi Staci !
    Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by!! I am honored to meet another prayer warrior :))
    Continue to seek our Lord my sweet friend and He will lead you on his path he has set out for you!!! YOu are in my prayers!!! Be Bold :))

    Blessings to you!!!
    Stacey

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  8. Stacey, I love your post here. Found it looking for a "prayer warrior" image for my blog. See it here:
    http://brendamc.com/?p=199 My mother was a prayer warrior, too. May my post bless you as yours has me! Do you know about the Frontline Intercessors group on Facebook? It's an open group and you may want to join....

    Blessings to you and yours,
    Brenda

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    1. Brenda, Thank you for stopping in! Hope to see more of you :)
      I would love to visit your blog!!! I am so glad our blog has blessed you. I have not heard of the Frontline Intercessors but I will be checking them out real soon! thanks for the tip !!! Many blessings to you and if you ever need prayer please let me know!!!
      xoxoxo

      Stacey

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    2. Hey, Stacey, are you on FaceBook? If so, look me up...

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  9. I'm in need of prayer. With a focus on my mother and my father in law.

    Sharon

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    1. Sharon, Thank you for stoppin in. I wpuld be honored to pray for you and you family!! Lifting you all up and standing in the gap for you all!!
      Blessings to you and yours!!
      xoxo
      Stacey

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  10. Hi Stacey;
    Wow..I am 58 this year and reading your post was like reading my life. I wanted or needed validation that I was on the right track and this confirmed it. And today is my daughter's birthday and I can see her becoming a prayer warrior in the future. I have always felt that there is a mission that God wants me to do and that he has been preparing me..please pray that I have the discernment to see what He wants me to do. In the meantime I will to pray for everybody ..God Bless

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    1. I am so glad you receive the confirmation you needed!!! Isn't our daddy God just awesome like that?!?!! :)
      I will be lifting you up in prayer and your daughter as well. I am so gald you stopped in. Look forward to hearing what God is doing through you!!
      Many blessings :)
      Stacey

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  11. Hi Stacey,

    What a wonderful journey you have gone through. I'm still not sure what God wants of me and what my purpose in life is. I feel I am at a dead zone right now. Figuring out either to change jobs/careers and even move out of the city or country. I am so confused and would be honor if you can pray for me to our Lord. I will be praying for you as well. Thank you for your wonderful messages and uplifting stories. I want to be able to contribute my story soon as well. God bless! YSIC, June

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  12. Hi June,
    I am so glad you stopped in and I would be honored to pray for you. I too have been at a crossroad( dead zone) in my life and to be honest I am at one today. The scripture the Lord has gave to me today Psalm 119:105 " Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" Remember God is not the arthor of confusion , He is the prince of peace......If you are confussed, sit still until you have peace and then my friend take your next step. I will be praying for you believing the Lord is directing your steps :)
    God bless you!!
    xoxo
    Stacey

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  13. I have an unusual problem. I was born an intersex with parts of both genders. I was raised as a boy and considered it my identity, At puberty, I changed to look more like a girl and tried to kill myself twice. Doctors gave me male hormones as a temporary compromise, but after leaving school, I self medicated if doctors wouldn't help me.

    Finally, I got sick and had to stop the hormones. My appearance became so feminine over a year that people were confused and finally people in church took up a collection to send me to a university hospital to be checked. They discovered the beginning of cancer in the male part and that I am a genetic xx female who theoretically could give birth,.

    As you might imagine, this is confusing since I still feel like my old self but also feel more like a woman now that I have begun to live that way.

    I wish I know why this would have happened. Thanks for any prayers. I will also pray for you.

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  14. Yes, that is an unusual problem. All the more reason that the Creator of the Universe is the perfect One to counsel you in this matter. I don't profess to have all the answers, but I do know SomeOne who does! I am praying for you! I pray that YHVH, the LORD, will show you what to do, and when and how to do it. I pray that He will send His Comforter to you, to comfort you and reassure you that you are loved, no matter what. While your problem is unusual, we all have problems and imperfections. I saw a man the other day with no arms. I was praying for him, that he knows, or will come to know, the Salvation of the LORD, so that he can be whole in Heaven for eternity. That is what I am looking forward to - eternity in Heaven! These mortal bodies just have problems - they get tired and sick and worn out, but HalleluYah, one day (if we have asked Jesus to be our Saviour) we will put on immortality and live forever in a perfect body that is still perfectly us!

    "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 15:51-58 KJV)

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  15. Please pray for healing of anxiety and all that comes along with it. Physical symptoms, mental, emotional. Thank you. Your story is very inspiring. Melissa Galindo

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