Ask for the Nations
For several months, I’ve been captivated by a dream from Chris Berglund that centers around three significant Bible passages: The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), Psalm 23, and John 17. These verses have held a special place in my heart for years, but it’s the idea of considering them together that brings a profound depth to their meaning.
Chris Berglund’s Dream:
In the dream I heard a voice say, “I Am is preparing to answer the disciples’ prayer worldwide, The Great Communion Prayer”. Then I was in a massive theater with a choir was singing The Lord’s Prayer. The voice continued saying “Envelope this with two witnesses” and somebody with me said, “John 17 and Psalm 23.” The voice simply said, “Good”. I could see the words of the Lord’s Prayer (the Disciple’s Prayer) floating in the air. John 17 and Psalm 23 were floating in the air and wrapping themselves around the disciples’ prayer.
Presently, there’s an increasing need to understand prayer and how to connect with God. With the backdrop of prophetic voices issuing warnings for America and the nations, my concern for the Church’s role in these challenging times grows. Knowing how to access heaven and hear God’s voice is paramount for the welfare of our families and loved ones.
One of my concerns is the prevailing trend in prayer circles. Many times, instead of equipping individuals with the tools to connect with God, we’ve grown accustomed to reciting predetermined phrases. The essence of genuine dialogue and hearing from the Creator often gets overshadowed. While it’s valuable to learn from others, we must remember that prayer is more than just reciting incantations—it’s about personal connection.
I believe that God is calling us to become a prophetic community. A people who know how to listen and respond to Him. When Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray, He didn’t give them a script. He offered them an invitation—an invitation to commune with God.
Sometimes, in our enthusiasm for training, we inadvertently complicate the simplicity of prayer. There are no “magic words.” The power lies in being known by God, as Jesus says, “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3) These three passages—the Lord’s Prayer, Psalm 23, and John 17—are an invitation to commune with the Trinity, an invitation to engage deeply.
Real prayer is always answered, and real engagement is rewarded. It’s time to move beyond mere incantations and draw near. I envision a future where intercessors can share what they’ve seen and heard firsthand. It’s time for genuine, first-hand encounters, not just repetitive echoes.
The dream that Chris had, where the Lord’s Prayer, John 17, and Psalm 23 enveloped the disciples’ prayer, has been on my heart for months. Reading and contemplating these scriptures together has been a powerful journey. When my children were younger, we memorized Psalm 23 together. But I’ve felt a deeper calling to have all three of these passages etched in my heart. If God is connecting these passages for such a time as this, I want to fully commit.
So, that’s what I’m embarking on. Over the next few weeks, I plan to memorize these verses, and I invite you to join me on this journey. Together, we can immerse ourselves in these life-changing words. I’m seeking God for deeper revelation on the significance of this union. Let’s explore this together.
I’ve created a journal for your tablet, a tool to help you track your memorization progress. In these uncertain times, it’s crucial to prioritize being with God, to connect and commune with Him. Our call is to hear His voice and engage in dialogue with Him, entering into the counsel of heaven. The door to heaven stands wide open, inviting us to come up and in.
The past few years have been spiritually exhausting for many. As we journey through tough seasons, we’ve witnessed countless friends caught in the routine of church programs, busy yet disconnected from the heart of God. Now, more than ever, God is calling us to return to Him.
My prayer is that the Lord anoints us to be overcomers, even in the face of challenges. Just as I continually come to the table He’s prepared for us (Psalm 23) and commune with Him, we can do the same, regardless of the adversaries around us. We are told that the last days will require perseverance (Daniel 12:12).
Let’s keep moving forward, letting the Word and Jesus’ intentions in His final priestly prayer (John 17) empower us to endure until the end. With His words living within us and being expressed through our lives, let’s journey together. Surely, His goodness and mercy will accompany us all the days of our lives.