This Post is edited from our lesson as we met to pray over our city.
(I shared a handout by Laura Gagnon with suggestions to prophesy and make declarations with a sound that matches God’s heart. Click on her name above to view her prayer over her county. We adapted her prayer with our City, County and State.)
The Sound of our Voice in prayer is powerful.
The Bible is full of sounds even from the beginning when the Spirit ‘hovered’ over the waters.
Elijah asked to see God, and finally God showed Himself with a still small voice.
1 Kings 19 The wind, and earthquake, and fire, did not make him cover his face, but the still voice did.
I Kings 18:41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink; for there is a SOUND of abundance of rain.
When the walls of Jericho came down it was because of a SHOUT and the blast of trumpets.
Joshua 6: Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered
into your hands,
along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once
with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have
seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh
day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.
you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a
loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up,
everyone straight in.” All this time the trumpets were sounding. 10 But Joshua had commanded the army, “Do
not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the seventh
day when I tell you to shout. Then shout!” Jericho
Gideon won his battle with 300 bold obedient men, at the right moment they blew their trumpet and shouted, ‘The sword of the Lord and of Gideon.’
The child Samuel heard a voice at night and it sounded similar to Eli, but it was God speaking.
Ezekiel 37:3-4 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, only you know. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
Note that at the sound of Ezekiel’s voice the bones did live.
At the crucifixion of Jesus there was the sound of an earthquake as the temple veil was split from top to bottom.
On the day of Pentecost: Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
When Christ returns he will shout and voices will be heart and trumpets to wake the dead.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Today let us make a sound with our voice as we prophesy and make decrees of blessing over our city.