Addressing the “Vila” (Swedish for resting) trend. It’s a thing people seem to do in their “Prayer Rooms”.
“Vila” as far as I know, is a status from where we live, NOT an activity we do in our Pprayer Rooms! Resting we do in bed not as Watchmen on the walls!
Just ask the farmer; there is no reaping without sowing, no matter how hard we pray…
My original header was supposed to be Disturbed and Worried
Mainly worried about the reality of War in a nation that is able to Vila during that War!
So, “ARISE, shine (daylight), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 ESV
Therefor it is best stated in this sentence:
“Our praying needs to be pressed and pursued with an energy that never tires, a persistency which will not be denied, and a courage that never fails.” – E.M. Bounds
“Of what infinite importance is the place the intercessor holds in the Kingdom of God! Is it not indeed a matter of wonder that God should give men such power? Yet there are so few who know what it is to take hold of His strength and pray down His blessing on the world.”E. M. Bounds
Just ask the Lord to show you the reality of the darkness, the wickedness of your government, the ignorance of your (spiritual)leaders, the efforts of you media to withhold the right information and bombard you with irrelevant paralysing “news”!
Ask Him to burden you with the status of our nation, your cities, your walls and your families!
Then, react like Nehemiah did:
They said to me, “The remnant in the province, who survived the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem’s wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned down.”
‘When I heard these words, I sat down and wept. I mourned for a number of days, fasting and praying before the God of heaven. I said, Yahweh, the God of heaven, the great and awe-inspiring God who keeps His gracious covenant with those who love Him and keep His commands, let Your eyes be open and Your ears be attentive to hear Your servant’s prayer that I now pray to You day and night for Your servants, the Israelites. I confess the sins we have committed against You. Both I and my father’s house have sinned. We have acted corruptly toward You and have not kept the commands, statutes, and ordinances You gave Your servant Moses. Please remember what You commanded Your servant Moses: “If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples. But if you return to Me and carefully observe My commands, even though your exiles were banished to the ends of the earth, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place where I chose to have My name dwell.” They are Your servants and Your people. You redeemed them by Your great power and strong hand. Please, Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and to that of Your servants who delight to revere Your name. Give Your servant success today, and have compassion on him in the presence of this man. At the time, I was the king’s cupbearer. ‘ Nehemiah 1:3-11
Was asked for my favourite Bible verse to define my prayer life…
‘I will not keep silent because of Zion, and I will not keep still because of Jerusalem, until her righteousness shines like a bright light and her salvation, like a flaming torch. Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen on your walls; they will never be silent, day or night. There is no rest for you, who remind the Lord .’ Isaiah 62:1,6
And join the fight…