“Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?” Haggai 1:4
The most important thing we can do is focus on God during difficult days. There are many “houses of prayer” all over the world and and this is a wonderful and beautiful aspect of worship. This model is based on Revelation 5, which states, “the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints”. Houses of Prayer mix musical worship with prayer to produce a dual pronged weapon that is balanced and effective.
With this in mind, we have implemented a house of prayer that goes into the city. Each one of us can be that house. The idea is simple and anyone can do it. You go to a park or anything that represents your city and spend time worshiping and praying for your city. Pray for restoration, reformation, and the cleansing of our cities. We do this everyday during the week, but it can be done in multiple ways and times. This can one person or a group. The idea is we take the worship and prayer of the saints into the city. If one person in every city did this, our nation would be changed. So I ask, what is it worth to you? Is the Lion of Judah who is seated on the throne worth our praise, is he worth our prayers? The house that lies in ruins is not primarily our nation or churches, it is us. We are the house of God, as we change our cities change. Is Jesus worthy? Is he worth your time? Will you be inconvenienced for him and his glory? What will it take for us to go into the city and praise, worship and pray. This is not a program, there is no organization, it is simply willing hearts.
“Consider your ways! Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the Lord. “You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house.”