Prevailing Prayer

Prevailing prayer is the kind of prayer that is prayed from a mindset that says, “I will not be denied.” These are the prayers that cannot be denied. These are the prayers that will not fail.  Prevailing prayer is a type of intercessory prayer. In prevailing prayer, a cost is considered and a price paid, which ultimately translates into a life laid down.  A believer can live their entire life and never seize a divine invitation to partner with God on such a mission in prayer. On the contrary, there are examples biblically and historically where men and women have walked in this dimension.  For example, Moses entered this realm of prayer on several occasions. On one instance, when a plague had gone forth in Egypt, the word declares that, “He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped (Num. 16:48 NIV).” I do believe that those prayers that have prevailed all have certain characteristics associated with them that make the effects of those prayers almost guaranteed.  James 5:17 declares that, “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 earth for three years and six months.

As one called to the ministry of intercession, we must stand with a fresh fervency of heart and earnestness of spirit in the place of prayer. The Spirit is inviting us to raise our level of faith to the highest level of expectation. We must have a resolve to not rest until our prayers have been answered. Every hour and second of our night watches must be prayed in great faith. We’ve been blessed to stand with Him in the night. (Psalm 134).

Scripture: “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.” James 5:16 

Prayer:  Oh Lord, You have made a way for us to stand as priests before your throne. Father, as we pray to heaven through the night while everyone slumbers, we are assured that our weak and fervent prayers that are arising to Your throne will be heard, and You will release Your decree into the earth.

Darrian Summerville

Director of [M]Watch