What is the prayer ministry of the church?
It is the ministry of prayer, a ministry that is largely neglected by the church today.
- The church is to pray, "Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth" (Matt. 6:9).
- The church is to pray authoritative prayers which bind and loose that which heaven wills to bind and loose.
- The church is to pray through and execute all that God has purposed and called for in spite of opposition.
- The church is to use the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in fulfilling her mission.
"We have many weak spots such as temper, unclean thoughts, physical pains, and so forth. If we speak to God about them, we do not seem to be able to see quick corrections; but if we take the authority of God and speak to these mountains, we find them instantly removed. What is the significance of a 'mountain?' Mountain represents the difficulty which stands in our way; it is that which blocks our path so that we cannot get through. When you and I meet a mountain, what will we do to it? Many when they encounter mountains in their lives or works will commence to pray, asking God to remove the mountain. Yet God tells us that we ourselves should speak to the mountain."
Watchman Nee, The Prayer Ministry of the Church
In The Prayer Ministry of the Church, Watchman Nee touches upon all the various aspects of the prayer ministry of the church. He exhorts the church to exercise this vital ministry, and he warns believers against the sin of presumptuousness. May this lost power of prayer be restored to the church!
Great book on prayer
Posted by PJ Wolfe on 20th Aug 2013
This book is not for beginners. There is some advanced truths that the beginner will probably not understand. This book is especially good for Intercessors and those who yearn for more truth and revelation of what and how prayer works.
I have been absorbing this book for 3 weeks now. It is full of advanced teachings that need time to sink in. I will have to read it 2 or 3 more times to get all the revelation Watchman Nee provides.
This book is excellent on many levels.