Trees are represented throughout the Word of God and symbolize many things. One night during prayer and Intercession, I began to see a large group of willow trees near the water. I began to research the willow tree and found that they need to be near water to grow and as they grow their roots upward. I saw the willow trees as the Intercessors weeping over the list and dying world. As his daughters and sons we need to be in community and pray, travail and weep over the souls that are lost. We continue to grow as we unite together by the oasis of the water.
They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank. Isaiah 44:4
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3
I was reminded in the psalm that says a person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever they do prospers. As we are planted near water we begin to grow and flourish. When we trust the Lord and have our confidence in him we will grow in leaps and bounds. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
Prayer: Lord, I want to sit by the banks of your River and be planted by the water and be filled with your presence. I trust in you today, that you are my confidence! Pray through me Holy Spirit and give me a heart of prayer and Intercession for the lost and dying world. Awaken the Intercessors to pray without ceasing and to not give up until we see revival in our cities! In Jesus name we pray.