“When you pray the hymns of the Revelation, you pray with all of heaven, going before God as He sits on His throne and joining with Him in worship. You will hear and say some of the same words the angels and elders say to God. Try praying these hymns and get to know some of what is going on in heaven, what will happen when heaven comes here, and how all of heaven and earth talk to the One on the throne and to the Lamb.” Wesley and Stacey Campbell
Did you know that the book of Revelation is a prayer manual in the end times? Since these are the days we are presently living in, we should learn how to use this powerful prayer manual. It is God’s strategy for prayer in the end times. The Word of God must be at the very center of the prayer movement.
There are seventy to eighty direct or indirect references to prayer in the book of Revelation. Some of these references are hymns, declarations, worship, supplications, altars, incense, and others. These prayers reveal the end-time events and Jesus as the conquering King of kings. They also reveal intercession as the governmental center of the Kingdom of God.
Take some time to pray some of the hymns in the book of Revelation listed here. Ask God to show you things you have not seen before. Ask Him to speak to your heart and bring you into life-giving revela-tion. Ask Him to cause the Word of God to burn within you. We need to be like the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders in Revelation 4:8b-11 who continually marveled at the awesome holiness and glory of God:
“Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.’ Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: ‘You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.’”
- Revelation 1:4-7 – A prayer to anticipate the second coming of Christ.
- Revelation 2:7-8, 11-12, 17-18, 26-29; 3:5-7, 12, 21-22 – A prayer for overcomers.
- Revelation 5:8-14 – A prayer to the Lamb.
- Revelation 6:9-11 – A prayer for the persecuted.
- Revelation 7:9-17 – A praise of the end-time harvest.
- Revelation 11:15-18 – A prayer in expectation of the future reign of Christ.
- Revelation 19:1-8 – The wedding song.
- Revelation 22:12-17, 20 – A prayer asking Jesus to come.