Does God ever wake you up in the middle of the night to war in prayer? A dear friend of mine received the call to do so at three o’clock this morning. As she prayed, she knew she was fighting something she couldn’t battle alone. She sent out a 911 call through Facebook.
Did you know the Lord uses Facebook for His purposes? There is nothing God cannot use to work “for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” [Romans 8:28]. The Lord highlighted the names of those she was to rally together to intercede. I wonder if it was times like these the phrase “rally the troops” came from. My sweet sister knew she couldn’t hold off an attack on her own, so she reached out to friends.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 reminds us “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.” Let’s face it, we all have times when we feel like we just can’t do it; we need help. When Joshua was in battle, he needed the support of Moses’s prayer to win the battle; but Moses grew tired and couldn’t do it on his own, so solicited the help of Aaron and Hur [Exodus 17:9-13].
We all need people to call on in our time of need. Even Jesus had friends to walk through life with as He served the Father. He chose twelve disciples and among those twelve there were three who were His closest companions who were allowed to see and experience things the others didn’t [Matthew 10:1-2, Matthew 17:1, Mark 5:37, and Luke 8:51].
Who do you rally to stand by your side when life gets difficult? Who do you know will hit their knees at any hour of the day or night on your behalf? If you have friends like that, don’t take them for granted. Let them and the Lord know how much you appreciate them. If you don’t have that close bond, begin praying to the Lord and ask Him to show you who those people are. He created us to work in a partnership with Himself and the Body of Christ. He’s put people in place in your life for this purpose, all you have to do is ask. The world tells us we need friends in high places. I’d much rather have friends in low places…on their knees for me.