The Prayer of Kings
Here's the thing that the Bible says in the New Testament. The Old Testament they wanted land; in the New
Testament Jesus said this, He said: go into all the nations, preach the gospel, make disciples of nations for the
church, the territory God has for every one of us, are people. People that come into your world, people that come into
your area of influence, people in your work, people in your community, every person that comes in your field of
influence, say: God, enlarge my territory to include that person. This year God's enlarging our territory to include
millions of Muslims in Pakistan, but right here in Hastings He wants to enlarge our territory t o include the people in
your world, and the one who reaches them is you. Every person that comes in, God, give me access to their life. God,
give me entrance to their life! Great or small, God, give me a doorway into their heart, to reach them and let them
know they're loved, and I could show the love of Christ in a practical way to them. It might be just as simple as saying
to them: how can I help you? What can I do for you? Is there any way I can help you, anyway I could show value on
you? Just think about that this year, and increase your territory.
The last couple very simply that your hand, that's the power of God, might be with me; and the last one, that you
would protect me, that you'd keep me from evil. Sin causes not only pain for us, but it causes pain for everyone else
as well around us, so his prayer was God, I want to be blessed, I want blessing to flow in my life, and I'm positioning
myself by my prayer in a place where You will bless me. God, I want to be enlarged. I want my influence to grow a nd
increase. I want to have people this year, that have responded to my influence upon them. God, I want Your hand to
be upon my life, I want to see Your power flowing. Listen, the Bible says: the gifts of the spirit are given to every
person. If you're not flowing in it, ask yourself why. There's people here trained, and have trained, and continue to
train. The big thing is whether you will stretch out and do something. You don't wait until you feel the power of God,
you sometimes have just got to go step out and pray for people, see?
Father, we just thank You that this is a great year, a New Year. Father, I cry out our prayer is oh my God, that You
would bless us, You would increase the blessing flow in our lives. It would flow like a river through us into our city,
into our community, into our neighbourhoods, into the schools, into the hospitals, everywhere we go, everywhere we
are! Give us territory. Give us influence on the lives of people, my God that the miracles of God be with us, my God
that Your hand be upon us to keep us from demonic oppression, demonic assignments, and sins and temptations. My
God, this year increase and enlarge us - and God grants their request. I'm believing it's going to happen this year.
Why don't we stand and sing together that song: I am blessed! I am blessed! Oh I am blessed, yes, I am blessed.
Every day of my life I am blessed. When I wake up in the morning, when I lay my head to rest, I am blessed, I am
Make it personal - I am blessed! Yes Lord, I am blessed. Every day of my life I am blessed, yeah! When I wake up in
the morning and I lay my head to rest, I am blessed - one more time, declare it over people around you, you are
1 Pet 2:9
“You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people that you may proclaim the promises of Him ….”
Last year was filled with challenges, pressures, opportunities – that is now over.
God has new possibilities waiting for you in 2011.
T asks to accomplish, people to meet, relationships to establish – opportunities to serve.
Peter reminds us who we are: Royal Priesthood – Kings with assignment to serve.
You are a King on assignment – Make Christ Known.
2. T he Prayer of Kings
1 Chron 4:9-10
“Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil that I might not
cause pain.” So God granted him what he requested.
Jabez stood out from his background and his generation.
Prayer has power to open heav en and change your year, your destiny.
Key characteristics of Jabez pray er.
· Notice how many times the word „Me” appears – 4x
· Heb 11:6 “without faith it is impossible to please God ….”
· God has a purpose and destiny for you – he has plans for good fo r you.
· Jabez aros e above his past pain and rejection – trusted the goodness of God.
· Make it personal! Rejection and sorrow are o ften roots o f unbelief.
· Whatever has happened God is good and desires to bless and enlarge you.
· What heart issues, beliefs hinder you arising to believe God and see His promises manifest in your life.
(b) Presence and Person of God