“O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief; Give your eyes no rest” (Lamentations 2:18).
Tears could be due to sorrow or joy. At the same time, those who pray with tears as a fertiliser while sowing seeds will receive precious gifts of the Spirit. “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy” (Psalm 126:5). Is this not a divine verse?
The father toils with tears for the upliftment of the children. The mother prays with tears for the children to attain a high place. When the children of Israel were imprisoned in Babylon, Prophet Jeremiah prayed with tears for their good and for their deliverance from the captivity. He said, “Oh, that my head were waters and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people” (Jeremiah 9:1). Spiritual tear is vital for a fruit-bearing life.
When you receive the anointment of the Holy Spirit, He brings the Spirit of supplication in you. (Zachariah 12:10). This enables you to supplicate at His feet for a longer duration with a contrite heart and tears. May the God of Spirit fill you with the Spirit of Tears, Spirit of supplication and the Spirit of application.
Meditate on the life of Jesus Christ in this world. He was not only a prayer warrior but also was filled with the Spirit of tears. In this regard, there is a fantastic verse in the Old Testament. “His eyes are like doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk and fitly set” (Song of Solomon 5:12).
In the Scripture, we read about Jesus praying with tears at three instances. Firstly, He cried at the tomb of Lazarus being sad at the death of His friend (John 11:35).
Secondly, He wept with tears for the big city of Jerusalem which is known as ‘City of God’. (Luke 19:41). He cried saying “How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing” (Mathew 23:37). Thirdly, in the Garden of Gethsemane, he looked at God who is able to save Him from death and prayed to Him with vehement cries and tears (Hebrews 5:7).
Dear children of God, even today the Spirit of Tears, Spirit of compassion and the Spirit of supplication will come to you together when Christ and the Holy Spirit powerfully descend on you. Then an urge to pray and plead will come to you. You will become a prayer warrior.
To meditate: “Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove”(Isaiah 38:14).