2 Chronicles 20:3 states: "And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah." The people gathered together to fast and pray. The King called upon his God. He spoke about how great, loyal, mighty and faithful the God of Israel had been to His people. He reminded God of His past dealings with the people. Jehoshaphat reminded God about the covenant he made between Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He reminded God about the sanctuary that they had built to honor and praise him.
Then the spirit of the Lord fell upon the Prophet, Jahziel. He prophesied that, they would not have to fight in this battle, "The battle is not yours, but the Lords." Jehoshaphat received strength from the prophet's lips. He explained to the people how they were going to prepare to go up against this great army of men.
The solution was to "proclaim how powerful and mighty their God was. They were to pray and praise, pray and praise, pray and praise. "Power and might belongs to you and no one is able to stand against You. 2 Chronicles 20:6. Jehoshaphat put the praise and worship team to work. They and not the military soldiers, led the procession against their enemies.
As you and I pray, we must balance our prayers. We should not just petition for things that we need and want. Some prayers should just be prayers and praise to exclaim how great, wonderful, mighty, faithful, and loving our God is toward us. As you pray, my friend, speak to God of His mercy, talk to Him about His grace, and recall His mighty power. If you want to see victory and revolutionize your prayer life, change up your strategy.
God's name is not "JIMMY, " as in: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, my name is Jimmy!!!! If we give as much attention to declaring the wonderful nature and character of God as you and I do making request, our prayers would take on a whole new dimension. Our prayers will be more God centered and less self-centered.
Have a Blessed Night and:Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers."