From the month of August in the past year, I've had a strong feeling that 2023 would be a year of prayer. I was thinking it was a mere feeling until it became so strong and irresistible. 

In view of this, I took my time out to begin meditation and prayer on why God wants 2023 to be a year of prayer. 

A scripture then came to my mind during this process of meditation and prayer that I would share with us. 

Luke 18:1-8, "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"

Year of prayer

As I meditated on this inspired scripture, the Holy Spirit made me realized few things:

1. 2023 is a year that draws us closer to the end time. Therefore, to be able to stand unshakable in faith, one has to engage in tireless prayer.

Situations that would cause men to quiver in faith will surface in this year. Your anchor to stand right will come from the depth of your prayer.

2. The subject of sustainable faith hinges on prayer. In the place of prayer this year, you will gather much momentum to be strong in faith. Just like the first thing I said, many issues will show up that might want to compel you to look back and take another way, but how quick you go to God in prayer this year will determine how strong you are able to say "no" by faith. 

3. There are people who would desire a thing and pray about it, and at first, the prayers would seem unanswered. If they will not quit and continue in the prayer, God Himself will intervene and answer them, it will look as though they were dreaming.

4.  If you think you're not operating in faith before, try and engage in prayer this year. Sustainable prayer force in 2023 will ooze out your enduring faith. 

5. I was inspired by the Holy Spirit too that this year is a year of vengeance. God is set to avenge many of His children, but this will only be possible as they can cry out to Him for the vengeance. 

6. God wants to change many destines and restore hope to the hopeless. This can only be guaranteed as men pray.

7. God wants to raise men of old, who would confront kings in their injustice and bring down idolatry. The backgrounds and history of this men would be insignificant. What would qualify anyone to be fit for this is the lifestyle of prayer.

8. Anyone who chooses to pray this year will walk through her challenges unhindered. This is the mind of God for you. This year is full of challenges and blessings, your fellowship with God in prayer will make you to walk in the path of the blessings only. 

Don't wait, start engaging yourself in prayer. God is ready to transform you!

Proverbs 4:18, "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."

This is the decree of heaven for you and your family!

Happy New Year once again and welcome to your year of prayer.

Happy 2023!