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The Secret Place Prayer Focus (Earthworm)

 
 
Hello, all Royal Prayer Guards and those who join us on the internet!

Thank you for your decisiveness, flexibility, availability, and humility! Thank you also for being good soil. (Matthew 13:23)

Once again, this prayer focus is directed toward those in Christ Jesus. We need help so we can effectively help others.

The spotlight

Many times, people attempt to be in the spotlight, looked at, want attention, noticed, be important, be significance and so on. Sometimes people are automatically in the spotlight because of what they do.

Who does God look at? 

Isaiah 66:2 
“All these things my hand has made, and so all these things are mine, says the LORD. But this is the man to whom I will look, he that is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” (See Isaiah 57:15)

The main portion of God’s Word

Matthew 6:6 
“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

The Earthworm

In this prayer focus, we will observe the earthworm and how it spiritually relates to those in Christ Jesus who pray. This might seem trivial, but it is not.

There are many things we can learn from God’s creation; the earthworm is just one example. (Job 12:7-10)
Click here for other examples.

Analogies

There are many analogies connected to the earthworm, so we will only reveal a few to assist in our focus. For the fuller picture of the earthworm and the spiritual analogies with insights, please click here.

Even though earthworms are rarely seen, their secret lives greatly multiply the productivity of the soil.
(Be good soil, Matthew 13:23, Mark 4:20, Luke 8:15)

(1) There is a time to be alone with the Father, with our Bible, behind closed doors for spiritual productivity.

(2) Let us not forget those we cannot see, who pray in secret, for those we can see.

(3) For an earthworm, progress comes by flexibility in a hidden chamber. 

(4) Our goal is to be flexible in our prayer time (Our hidden chamber), led by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:14)

Four suggested simple areas when praying for others:

(1) Decisiveness: Make the decision to pray in secret.
(2) Availability: Make our self-available with the Father.
(3) Determination: Be determined to Pray.
(4) Alertness: Be alert that God sees those who pray in secret.

Original source: Earthworms: Wisdom Booklet 31:1521-1522 ©Institute in Basic Life Principles. Used with permission

 

Thank you,
Pastor Vince Marino
Surefooted Ministries
Royal Prayer Guards