If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. -John 15:7 *(NASB)

With electric rail systems, like many subway systems today, there are two rails on which the train rests, and a third rail that provides power.

The third rail is essential to the movement of the train.

In his book, Let Us Pray, Watchman Nee goes over three essential aspects of prayer…and the third item is often overlooked:

  1. We pray according to God’s will.
  2. We pray for what glorifies Him.
  3. We pray for what will drive back Satan.

That third rail of prayer, I believe, is especially moving to the heart of God. To include it is to voice the desire to attack and drive back the one who tempted man into his downfall, and his separation from God.

To pray for all three points is to surrender ourselves to be His instrument and agent of light in this dark world, and speak rails into our lives so He may come our way to His glory.

Today’s prayer

Father God,

We love and praise you, and ask that you forgive us where our praise falls short…and thank you that your forgiveness is swift.

We come before you asking you to boost us to Your glory in all we say and do. We pray specifically that You hear the cries of Your servant to ________, to glorify You, and to drive Satan further in the shadows.

We thank You for inclining Your ear to your servant, and for giving us prayer to reach out to You. We thank you for making a way where there seems to be no way. Please continue to show us the way.

In Your Son Jesus’ holy and powerful name we pray, knowing it will be done.