Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV).

To function effectively in the Dominion Mandate, one must bear in mind constantly that he lives in two worlds. Firstly, the spiritual world; and secondly, the physical world.

What happens in the physical world is first determined in the spiritual world. The tool Christians apply to shape or influence the events on earth is prayer. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much… ” (James 5:16).

Recently, someone advocated: “Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.”

Your pathway to the great accomplishments you have purposed for this year will be charted in the place of prayer. Your protection, your sanctification, your wisdom and your faithfulness in stewardship will all be sorted out in the place of prayer. What then does this demand of us? “Be constant in prayer” even as advocated in Romans 12:12.

Rick Warren lends a voice to this advocacy; “The more you pray, the less you will panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You will feel more patient and less pressured.”

Dearly beloved, resolve firmly in this beginning of the year to shape the outcome of the rest of the year through constant, fervent and effectual prayers.

• Pray that the anointing for effective prayer will come upon you and your household.

• Ask that fresh dew from heaven will revive the prayer life of members of your local assembly.

• Pray that God’s hands will rest upon your spiritual leaders; also pray for the political leaders in your State and Nation.

The fire upon my altar will not go dim in Jesus name.
I will pray effective and fervent prayers without ceasing in Jesus name.

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