“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV).
There are those who have been specifically called of God to a ministry of prayer, interceding for others, crying out “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!” It is a closet ministry. Few know who they are and what they are doing for the kingdom of Christ Jesus.
They don’t stand on a platform preaching; they are not necessarily found on the front lines of the mission field; yet the success of ministries worldwide can be largely attributed to these prayer warriors.
I thank God for those so called. How are you called?
Our verse refers to all believers, “called by my name.” Perhaps your calling isn’t to the “ministry of prayer.” But that doesn’t mean that you aren’t called to pray!
Songwriter and musician, Keith Green, said, “Each generation of Christians is responsible for each generation of souls.” I believe that is true. And while the prayer warriors are about the business of 2 Chronicles 7:14, it is the responsibility of every Christian to “humble themselves, and pray and seek [His] face and turn from their wicked ways.”
Then comes the promise, “then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
While we might not be “called” to pray, we are called to pray.
Blessings on your day!