Yesterday I read an article from the New York Times called “Where Worship Never Pauses” (http://nyti.ms/oOog9D) by Erik Ekholm. It was explaining what the International House of Prayer in Kansas City does and how some people find some of its teachings on angels, miracles, and the end times hard to swallow; none the less I think that the principle of ongoing worship, seeking God, and intercession for individuals and the events of our world is something that should be encouraged.
I think that something that I have been made more aware of is that God does take delight when we come to him with a heart full of worship towards Him and compassion toward others through prayer. I’m not saying God gives whatever we want because He is a spiritual Santa Claus, but Jesus is constantly telling us if we come with belief he will do it (Matt 20; John 14). I do believe that it takes faith to move the mountains in our lives today and sometimes that “moving” means continuing in faithfulness in the situations that God puts us in. Regardless, my encouragement is that if you sense that you want a more intimate relationship with the Lord, get in the Word, get in prayer. Humble yourself before God and ask Him to help you be wise in the discipline of prayer.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.