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Prayer power “Jesus, name above all names”

By Mervyn Morelock Lt. Colonel

Lt. Colonel Shirley Morelock delivered the message below at a morning prayer meeting during the Western Bible Conference held recently at Big Bear Lake, Calif. Its theme is indeed “prayer power.”

 

Jesus, name above all names

Therefore, God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name (Phil. 2:9 NIV).

What is God’s reason for exalting Jesus and giving him the name above all names? Scripture says it is so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Phil. 2:10-11).

When we say the name of Jesus with reverence; when we speak it of the Son of God, our Lord and Savior, then it reverberates throughout the spiritual realm as “the name.” The forces of evil tremble and fall on their faces; the warriors of the Lord snap to attention; the angels are on alert. The cry goes out: “The name has been exalted. Someone spoke the name.” Heaven acts when God’s people speak the name.

“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name,” said Jesus to his disciples in John 16:24. “Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”

When we ask in his name, all the resources of heaven are ours to use in bringing glory to the Father. “I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it” (John 14:13-14).

Let us bow before him and exalt “the name.”  Speak the name of Jesus reverently; let the Spirit lead you in honoring his name.

 

Blessed be the name of the Lord

He is worthy to be praised and adored

So we lift up holy hands in one accord

Singing blessed be the name

Blessed be the name

Blessed be the name of the Lord.

 

Prayer requests

1) Pray for a tide of revival to sweep across our corps, adult rehabilitation centers, our territory, our nation, The Salvation Army, and the Christian church worldwide.

2) Pray for divine wisdom and guidance for the High Council as it meets in July to elect our new General.

3) Pray for our nation that there will be a turning back to God, that the forces of good will victoriously combat the forces of evil that are so prevalent in our society.

4) Pray that every corps will become a “a house of prayer,” that prayer will become the top priority of corps ministry.

5) Pray for our youth that they will be challenged by the Holy Spirit to live clean, moral lives, and that they will have an urgency to share the good news of Jesus with their peers and family.

6) Pray for the sanctity of marriage and family, as God has ordained them to be.

7) Pray for our overseas officers and families as they serve the Lord in far off places, and often under very difficult circumstances.

 

Glorify Thy Name

Father, we love you, we worship and adore you.

Glorify thy name in all the earth.

Glorify thy name, glorify thy name,

Glorify thy name in all the earth.

Jesus, we love you

Spirit, we love you.

 

Prayer is essential to living a vibrant Christian life. There’s no magic formula; it’s not merely a “to-do” wishlist.  It’s divine communion with the Almighty, requiring continual daily exercise. Let’s make today a day of prayer. Sometime, in every hour of the day, stop for a moment—offer a prayer to God.

Then you will experience the power of believing prayer!

 

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