It’s Time To Ignite A Brushfire Of Prayer

This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’ “

In the unseen world of spiritual reality, a great contest is building to a climax. We are now being called to impact the destiny of our nation and world through prayer. A quiet, yet awesome wave of prayer to the Living God for revival is growing in the United States. I believe the Lord is calling us to turn those fiery embers into a mighty forest fire.

My gut sense is reminiscent of Frank Peretti’s classic novel Piercing the Darkness. After 389 pages that describe a growing evil threat, we see God quietly arraying his angelic forces to prepare to rout the enemy. The victory will come in answer to persevering prayer. God stirs His people to a growing crescendo of intercession. As the prayer force multiplies, suddenly God sends word from heaven to begin the brushfire. Myriads of angels swoop invisibly through the skies to defeat the enemy’s schemes. “For the saints of God and the Lamb!” they shouted as cornfields, silos, store buildings, barns, forests and roads…exploded “with the white light of Heaven’s legions.” In the final pages the hosts of heaven, in answer to prayer, bring an incredible victory to the human dilemma.

Piercing the Darkness is fictional–but it teaches great truth about the spiritual warfare that surrounds us and how prayer can make a difference.


  • Heavenly Father, during the next few weeks, help us conduct spiritual warfare for historic spiritual awakening in our land.  Guide us in this dangerous time, when man-made solutions will not resolve our problems. Lead us in using the spiritual weapon of prayer amid this massive spiritual battle! On Sunday, July 5th, may millions of Americans in thousands of churches fall on their knees to seek forgiveness and the awakening America so desperately needs. May You hear and intervene to heal our land!
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