Click on the image to enlarge it.
SOLD, Pastel on Paper, 38cm x 52cm (15″ x 20.5″), Prints and Cards Available
“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘…your kingdom come; your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'” (Matthew 6:9-10)
“Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36)
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16 NKJV)
The woman in this drawing is praying the perfect will of God. Jesus lays his hand on the woman, burdening her to pray the Father’s heart and his perfect will in her prayers. As she prays in the Holy Spirit, these prayers go back up to God in the name of Jesus. Her prayers are being answered and are being made manifest as the dark, sin-soaked world is being transformed by the new life of the advancing kingdom of God.
“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 saints.” (Ephesians 6:18)
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” (Romans 8:26-27)
Precious Father, please purify us in your holy fire that we may be vessels wholly surrendered to you and praying your perfect will. Glorify yourself on earth; glorify yourself in your people. Advance your kingdom through us, Father. Strengthen our hearts, God, and unify us that we may declare your praises as one. Powerfully and rapidly spread your gospel of grace across the earth so that every nation, tribe, people and language may praise you, adore you and worship you forever and ever. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9)
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him.” (1 John 5:14-15)
(A beautiful song about intercession and praying the perfect will of God: Teach Me How To Pray by Jason Upton)
(See also, “The Intercessor” (Warfare, Victory, Freedom, Healing Series), “The Army of the Lord Advancing” (Warfare, Victory, Freedom, Healing Series), “Intercessory Prayer” (Warfare, Victory, Freedom, Healing Series) and “A Man After God’s Own Heart” (Believer’s Road Series).)