“Oh that I were as in months past.”


I know there is another fellowship in heaven, I know there is another fellowship in heaven. // Magnify the Lord with me, praising the Name of Jesus, magnify the Lord with me, praising the Name of Jesus.

Father we Thank You for another great day in Your presence, Thank You for You are faithful to do all that You said You will do, Thank You for keeping and preserving us from all evil and providing  for all that made to the glory od of Your Name.

Jesus, we are here again to fellowship with You according to Your Word to us. We are more delighted to know also that our hope is not here only but also in heaven when we will be in great fellowship with You. Thank You for the great Supper that awaits us. Thank You because You will help us to make it a reality in Your Name we give thanks.

Dear beloveth are ready for another encounter with the Lord today? Are you ready for a new discovery that will spur your prayer life? Are you set to reach the heaven by raising a Holy hand and take your request as if is from a shelf? If you are then let get into another around of discover that will turn around our situation and settle us forever.

Have you been worried of late about your prayer life? Do you remember when heaven response to your prayer also most immediately as you are stand up from the place of prayer and you desire for such encounter but it look like a mountain top?

What would have happened you frequently asked? Today’s teaching is here with a solution that you are longing for. Don’t miss this opportunity to ignite your prayer life again.

Have you taken time to check when last you prayed and you had an encounter with Lord as it were in the time past, when you see heaven open unto you as it were in the time of old? How often have you been attending to bible classes, prayer meetings, vigils and gospel night apart from your regular Sunday worship which is not even regular as it used to be?

We have one thousand and one excuse to give when asked why by a concerned brethren but the truth is “are those excuses tenable before God?” If you are to be called up today, and same questions are put across to you, will you give those excuses with the light of God searching the very inner parts of you and exposing all your inadequacies?

How often you go to work even when you are sick? How long you spend on telephone calls, watching your favorite T.V program but had no pressed cloth for Sunday services and prayer meetings.

Are you guilty of prayerless as we will still discovery more from our study of today? We have a solution package that will help you get up and get going. All hope is not lost, all you need do is to get on your knees and ask God for more grace to do all that have learnt or heard.

Come with me as we discover why our prayer life is going down gradually and how to rekindle it back again:


“Oh that I were as in months past.” Job 29:2


Numbers of Christians can view the past with pleasure, but regard the present with dissatisfaction; they look back upon the days which they have passed in communing with the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever known, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom and dreariness.

Once they lived near to Jesus, but now they feel that they have wandered from Him, and they say, “O that I were as in months past!” They complain that they have lost their evidences, or that they have not present peace of mind, or that they have no enjoyment in the means of grace, or that conscience is not so tender, or that they have not so much zeal for God’s glory.

The causes of this mournful state of things are manifold. It may arise through a comparative neglect of prayer, for a neglected closet is the beginning of all spiritual decline. Or it may be the result of idolatry. The heart has been occupied with something else, more than with God; the affections have been set on the things of earth, instead of the things of heaven.

A jealous God will not be content with a divided heart; He must be loved first and best. He will withdraw the sunshine of His presence from a cold, wandering heart. Or the cause may be found in self-confidence and self-righteousness. Pride is busy in the heart, and self is exalted instead of lying low at the foot of the cross.

Christian, if you are not now as you “were in months past,” do not rest satisfied with wishing for a return of former happiness, but go at once to seek your Master, and tell Him your sad state. Ask His grace and strength to help you to walk more closely with Him; humble yourself before Him, and He will lift you up, and give you yet again to enjoy the light of His countenance.

Do not sit down to sigh and lament; while the beloved Physician lives there is hope, nay there is a certainty of recovery for the worst cases.

Remember that the Jesus who can heal all diseases can also forgive your sins and make you whole. Linger no further at the place of prayerlessness but arise and go to your Father as the prodigal did and was welcomed home back home, so is your Father waiting for you now to hold a feast for you.

Come and see a weapon of warfare to use, it might just be what you are have been waiting for to gain another height in your prayer life:

Defensive Prayer

It is wise to pray defensively. Here is Billy Graham’s list:

  1. Prayer against wrong involvement with women

It is Gods will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorableFor God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 4, 7)

  1. Prayer against love of money

Godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentmentBut those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.” (1 Timothy 6:6, 9, 10)

  1. Prayer against pride

 “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, becauseGod opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble‘… For this is what the high and lofty One says… ‘I livewith him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.‘” (1 Peter 5:5b, Isaiah 57:15)

  1. Prayer against a critical spirit and tongue

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listenGet rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” (Ephesians 4:29, 31)

  1. Prayer against possession centeredness

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income… ” (Ecclesiastes 5:10a)

  1. Prayer against wrong doctrine

We will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.” (Ephesians 4:14b)

  1. Prayer against spiritual coldness

 “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sins deceitfulness.” (Hebrews 3:13)

Another like it is do not neglect the assembly of the saints….exhorting one another:…, as ye see the day approaching (Heb 10:25).

And that is what we are doing here today by the grace of God made available to us in this ministry, encouraging you daily as run the race with the hope of winning the price at the end by abiding with the rule of the game. Also to keep the fire on our altar ever glooming and steadily growing in faith- for anyone cometh to Him must first believe that He is while we do not neglect the barometer of checking our daily Christian living all and many more we are involve weekly.

We therefore covet your prayers that we will continue to wax stronger and not faint least we bring others to Christ and be condemned.

I want you to say this prayer for yourself “Lord cleanse me from every secret faults”.  As you pray against the devises of the devil against your faith, may your strength be renewed and your prayers answers in Jesus Name.

Remember you are a child of light, no darkness must be found in you for God had not called you unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. Therefore let the peace of God rule your heart and His Word of God dwell richly in you richly in all wisdom; teach and admonish one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord.

Heavenly Father, hearken to the voice of your children as they call upon You. Be gracious unto us as we lift our hands towards heaven and pray. Visit us again with fresh fire and grant us greater auction to function in Jesus Name. We will be careful to return all the glory back to You.

Beloved, your set time is here, pray as never before. Receive answers to your prayers in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.


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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.