I heard today that there is a rumor going around our city of Colorado Springs that I have died from Covid. One of our pastors told me of a call this week asking if I was okay and that there is a rumor going around that “Steve Holt has died from Covid.” I told him to let people know that “the rumor of my demise is grossly exaggerated. I’m not only alive, but Covid is my adrenaline!”
God is moving powerfully in our church! We have more than doubled in attendance; our Tuesday morning men’s gathering at 6am has grown to 120 men! Covid has been the spark to wake us up to a new kind of prayer. Believing energetic prayer is the reason.
War Room Prayer
God’s on the move. After over 120 days of Noonday War Room Prayer, intercessors are coming out every day to intercede for a mighty revival in our city, our state, and our nation. I think it’s coming, it’s here! We have held over 20 prayer gatherings throughout 2020 that have been attended at times by over 300 people coming out to seek God.
I absolutely hate boring prayer meetings! Our times in prayer have been anything but. We cry out for God to show up, and His presence comes in power.
God Shows Up in Power When We Don’t Give Up in Prayer
Elijah is my model for persevering prayer. James uses Elijah as our example of fervent prayer. He writes, “…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.” (James 5:16-18)
The English words “effective, fervent” come from the Greek root, “energeo,” where we get the word, “energy”- meaning that it takes energetic powerful prayer for things to happen.
The Church needs energy-infused believing prayer!
After studying Elijah’s life, I have a new phrase, “God shows up in power when you don’t give up in prayer!” Elijah is my model for prayer. He had to pray three times for the widow’s son before he came back to life (1 Kings 17:17-24). He had to pray seven times for rain to fall on the drought-infested land of Israel (1 Kings 18:41-45). He would not give up.
So, wherever you are in the art of prayer, start now to ask God for what to pray about, then cry out with fervency, with energy, with power, and don’t give up so easily. War in prayer!
Warring in prayer,