by | May 6, 2021 | Christianity Today | 21 comments

I’d like to talk about prayer. People make two statements. One is, “I have a prayer life.” And there is what the saints of old said, the world changers: “I have a life of prayer.”

The person who has a prayer life designates a certain part of their busy day to go and pray. A person with a life of prayer, designates a portion of their busy time of prayer to do life…

When Paul said, “Pray without ceasing” I am certain he understood that we had to sleep at night,  that we had to have jobs. What he was talking about is that we must get to the point where life is interrupting our prayer time, and NOT that our prayer time is interrupting our life. Meaning, I am in an attitude and state of prayer, all the time.

No matter how much I can plan, sometimes a jet is late. Sometimes a flight will be cancelled, and I arrive at the church where I am to preach, only moments before I am supposed to preach. I can’t rely on an afternoon where I was alone with God. What I rely on is the fact that I never broke that communion at all. Just as Paul told Timothy, “Be instant in season and out of season.”

That is what needs to happen. We need to rediscover prayer to the point where, I think, “I don’t want to leave this room to go do life, because I’m not ready yet.

That’s what Martin Luther said. He said, “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”

As much as I love my brothers and sisters in the Lord, and I certainly don’t want to sound like I am anti-pastor. I’m not. I think there are a handful of men and women that have been real traitors, but by in large, the pulpits in America are God-fearing, sacrificing men and women who love their people and would do anything for them.

Men and women who didn’t buy into the big screens, skinny jeans and fog machine version. And they paid a desperate price for it. Some of them have lost church members. But I have a word of encouragement for them: It is going to turn, because America’s appetite is turning. And the person who is in search of a good cup of coffee and a 12-minute sermon with valet parking, is a dinosaur.

They are going to be replaced by, “I don’t need coffee because I’m wide awake. I don’t care how long you preach, Pastor, because you are turning me from a confused person, into a soldier, fit for war. Pastor you are making me armed and dangerous, to fight for my community, and against the works of the devil.

The appetite is changing. So, I would tell every Pastor, hold on just a little longer. Don’t compromise the blood, the cross, the second coming of Christ. Don’t sacrifice the baptism in the Holy Spirit or signs, wonders and miracles done according to the Spirit of God. And most of all, preach holiness, “without which, no one will see God” (Hebrews 12:14).

God has placed a tremendous burden on me for this hour, to speak what He says, when I hear it.

Scientists discovered, some years ago, that the electricity that runs through your house is far more powerful than we ever imagined. An electric current, at a certain temperature, far below zero, begins to superconduct. This means that at room temperature there is a drag on electric current.

Now, if you use that as an analogy for the anointing: when a vessel of God dies to self, they remove the drag that is on the anointing. When we witness in history a woman like Kathryn Kuhlman, or a man like Oral Roberts, healing evangelists, we wonder why they operated on such a seemingly different plane of power than others. The secret is that they learned to superconduct, and not allow the anointing to be dragged by anything. They had no axe to grind in the pulpit, a personal viewpoint, a hidden agenda to make money, or to be famous. They simply wanted to please the Holy Spirit. And, in that obsession, they superconducted and the anointing flowed freely.

That is also my obsession. When I get in the tent and I begin to preach to lost souls, and I hear that a parent brought a child who is dying of leukemia, or that a man with children has had multiple heart attacks and maybe won’t live through the next few months, and, instead of relying solely on doctors, they come to my tent. That places an awesome responsibility on me. Not to believe that I can heal them, but to believe that I can get out of God’s way.

When I wrote the book, VESSELS OF FIRE AND GLORY, at a certain part of the book I felt a certain grief. I grieved over the Holy Spirit. Because the Bible says, “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not grieve the Spirit. And that word grieve means, don’t hurt Him. We have broken His heart. I began to see how He was insulted, marginalized, misrepresented and reduced to some New Age ‘force.’ This member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit was wounded and hurt by our behavior. Because Jesus emphatically stated that it is to our advantage that I leave. It is for our sake I must go away, because otherwise the Helper cannot come. And we have rejected that help. We thought we knew how to preach better.

Billy Graham said that it amazed him how the preaching of the simple Gospel, and the truth of it, that the Spirit of God would drive it into the hearts of men everywhere he went. We have got to let the Holy Spirit take over again. He knows how to handle the virus. He knows how to handle the government. He knows what we ought to be saying.

When I began writing my blog, and writing this book, and speaking out, I said, “Lord, You can’t anoint me to do that! You can anoint me to do ministry, and He is, but why?” The answer was found in 1 Samuel 10:6, “Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you mightily, and you will show yourself to be a prophet with them; and you will be turned into another man. And when these signs meet you, do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.”

The kind of things I am saying in this hour would have been inappropriate, even ten years ago. But this is what the occasion demands. And that is why, Pastor! Let the anointing have its way. Begin to speak the message that may not be the line of your denomination. It may not be the tradition that you are used to. It is from the word of God, but it is a focus on exposing the evil of the swamp and the power of God to overcome that evil, and bring America back to God.

I want to pray for every Christian that loves America. Do you love this country – the home of the brave, the land of the free? The land of opportunity created and forged out of a wilderness by a miracle from God. We can’t lose it. We can’t lose this gift. And the stupidest reason ever to cripple our children with socialism, would be because they were too afraid that they couldn’t succeed without the government being their nursemaid.

God, I pray for an awakening. I pray an anointing for common house cats will turn back into lions. I pray that a fire will be ignited in the heart of everyone listening. Those who have been called by You to preach your Gospel in a pulpit, as a Pastor, help them to see their duty. Help them to understand that safety is in obedience and not in escape.

If we’re in rebellion against God, if God has told us to speak out, there will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, unless we obey the Lord. Jonah discovered that, when he was told to go to Nineveh, but refused, and went in the opposite direction. God, let us run toward the truth, and not away from it. Give us the courage to speak out in an hour when thieves are robbing us of our rights and our freedoms. Lord, let us be turned into a new vessel of God, and do what the occasion demands. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.


  1. mark Dubois

    Thank You Jesus. Amen brother Mario!!!

    • Rose Aganon

      I never thought of “ Life interrupting prayer “, or prayer interrupting life”. I have always operated on the latter. Now I ponder transforming my life into a life of praying unceasingly. It’s a lofty goal but one that I feel I should do if I want to have a fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, help me.

      • C. Jones

        It’s simply childlike dependence on God 24/7.

    • C. Jones

      Let the eagles soar and the lions roar! The righteous are as bold as a lion. The more boldly you preach the word of God, the greater he will manifest his power and release his glory. Lord we pray that the gospel will spread rapidly and triumph wherever it goes, winning souls everywhere. Lord, in your faithfulness deliver us from unreasonable and wicked men. Make us strong and guard us from satanic attacks of every kind in Jesus mighty name! America will be saved! Amen

  2. Hephzibah Kui

    This was such a timely word. I’m so encouraged. God bless you Mario Murillo.

  3. Cathy Gallups

    Life can be hard at times when situations hit a person in the face.
    Life interrupts our time spent with the Lord, Mario says, which I’m in agreement.
    I’m thankful for our brothers and sisters in the Lord who help others go after God. It’s not a easy road, but it is worth it to surrender all to our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank you Mario for all your messages, they help many. Your messages help me to endure and to continue after my Lord and Savior. God bless you Mario.

  4. Roger Culwell

    I keep worship music playing 24/7 low just to keep the atmosphere set for him to speak and do as he wants, we have the ability now to set the stage so to speak, for him, or for other’s, to speak, for kingdom work or what we want to do, and we are called for kingdom work so it’s very important we hear from the King, for there are many voices right now speaking claiming to be of God but are not, and the only way we will know for sure it is him, is to spend time with him alone, we don’;t know whats going to happen at the service, we don’t know who will come or what they need, but we best be in contact with the one wh does, now they want to put all there opinions and idea’s in, and weigh things out to fit how they think, and the only thing that matters is does the Holy Have control and his way, for we are his hands, his mouth, his feet and legs, he does through us, and if we don’t move, we halt what God wants to do through us, so how can we do a job we are not even qualifird to do, only by the Precious Holy spirit are any of us qualified, man doesn’t qualifiy and call us God does, main qualifications we surrender totally unto the Holy Spirit and do as he says, for we can’t do a supernatural work with out the Supernatural power of the Holy Spirit, we are just vessels, we can do as he says and be vessels of honor, or disobey and be vessels of dishonor, I choose to obey, we are living in a time like no other, and an evil has snuck in the Church and is running most, and only the Fire will and can expose this evil, so many thing they are doing the right thing, because it seems like a God thing to them they say, because it helps other’s, you help others go the wrong way for years if your not following the Holy Spirit, man has fallen from the presence of God, into the power they can get from self grad. and back pats of others, doing it there way, but the one I want to please is the Holy Spirit and Jesus, and if no one know’s my name it doesn’t matter, do they know Jesus, that is what matters, or did I help get people get back to the truth of the word, and into the Presence of God and help refill them with his precious Holy Spirit, when its all over and all said and done, did I please God, and not offend him, or did I please men and offend God, I don’t try to offend any one on purpose Lord knows I seem to offend many, but I preach the truth of the word, and try and get people back under the influence of the Holy Spirit and fire, for that is all that will save this nation, and it depends on us a surrendered vessel to the Holy Spirit, I just went through something that really shook me, and getting over it, but its been rough on my body, and it cost more than I wanted to pay, but I am still praising him, and did through the operation and all, and I am being hit because sickness attacked me, because we preach a perfect Christian life where the devil don’t bother you, when the word says those who live Godly shall suffer persecution 2 Tim 3:12, but you get accused badly and people shun you like you have the a disease, which I don’t understand some things but I do trust God to bring me through them, and the price I paid was very small compared to what it could have cose me, we have just strayed and some have twisted the truth, and the truth will only be preached by allowing the Holy Spirit to have control, and he is the only thing with our obedeince that will save this Nation and the people, but we must be willing to work for the good of God, and we can only do that by surrendering to the Holy Spirit and allowing the anointing to flow, the anointing will not flow through a vessel that will not surrender unto the Lord, and die to self, some are trying to do God things without surrendering to God and letting the anointing flow, and that just doesn’t happen, there is so much we need to learn by getting back into the presence of God and out of the presence of men, to many want to tell you how to get sccess and build a mins. but what about pleasing God and winning souls and building his Kingdom, and preparing the people for what will come eventually according to Rev. we have prepared things for us, and fasiled to prepare and warn a people of what was to come, and Jesus is the only answer for the world today, somethings that happen to us are devastating to us, but can we still raise up and give him the honor and glory, even if you lose something, HE IS STILL GOD IN THE VALLEY, AND WORTHY TO BE PRAISED, AND WE NEED THE ANOINTING, FOR IT IS NOT WITH IN OUR NATURAL ABILITY TO DO A SUPERNATURAL WORK, BUT BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE, LORD SEND THE FIRE, SEND THE FIRE TODAY. IT TOOK BRAVE ANOINTED MEN AND WOMEM, TO BUILD THIS COUNTRY AND IT WILL TAKE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN TO SAVE IT! AND THE HOLY GHOST AND FIRE BE BLESSED SIR

  5. Mary Ellen Hood

    Yes and amen!

  6. Corinne Beard

    Sage Word! <3 Read, respond to it, be greatly blessed! We are so greatly loved!!!

    On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 2:09 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” I’d like to talk about prayer. People > make two statements. One is, “I have a prayer life.” And there is what the > saints of old said, the world changers: “I have a life of prayer.” The > person who has a prayer life designates a certain part of their bus” >

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  8. Connie Donley

    LOVE this!!! Connie

    On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 12:14 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” I’d like to talk about prayer. People > make two statements. One is, “I have a prayer life.” And there is what the > saints of old said, the world changers: “I have a life of prayer.” The > person who has a prayer life designates a certain part of their bus” >

  9. Nora

    I have enjoyed your blog and it has been joyful to hear how God is using your ministry to win souls! I always look forward to what you have to say when you post, and it has brought me closer to God. Very interesting topics on point! We watched your tent revival Wednesday evening 5/6/21 with my husband; You could see the Holy Spirit at work! While you were praying for the people that were ill, and had chronic diseases, I touch my body for healing. I trust in God and although I am in a different state, I know that My Jesus has healed from body. I thank him for he is my everything! I also, have been praying for your ministry that God manifest in your revivals and he sure has. May God bless you, your family, and your team!

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  11. Diane Nardini

    Wonderful blog. We pray for you daily.

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  12. mrsbmp

    Amen and Amen!!! Prayer, the heart of God filling His temple! Such glory to behold!

  13. yesua7

    right on brotherman

  14. NickT

    Amen, will pray for God to give that anointing to Pastors and laymen and laywomen.
    Goosebumps to see the glory of God poured out!

  15. Mary Scheidler

    I am now retired! But, when I was doing my rounds in the hospital where I worked, weed my yard, drive to places, waking up in the middle of the night or ready for the days job. I keep a constantant conversation w/Jesus. At times I’m so wrapped in the world’s mess. ( news )
    I decided to for go ” the news “. To concentrate on the WORD OF GOD, MMM, the few God shaken preachers on YouTube. That has filled my poor soul in ways, I cannot put into words. Have failed that? Yes! But, I get back on my feet & start over. It’s amazing too compare the difference in my spirit when in communion with Jesus.
    TY Brother/Pastor Mario for your zeal in preaching boldly to the lost souls of your community, CA. our nation & the world. So grateful for your mama for NOT aborting you, God was with her then as HE is with you today.
    You are helping me not to ever forget our great Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN!
    G♡D L♡VES Y♡U! And I L♡VE Y♡U!

  16. Julia Wesley

    I have something to say, but first WOW . . .my God! Holy Spirit is here to truly help us, but we don’t accept or even appreicate HIM. I do not realize how many times I’ve grieved Him. I have a loooooooong way to go on my believers’ walk with King Jesus.
    Last saturday, He shared with me this phrase, “walk in dominion, speak in authority and power” (Gen 1:28, Mt 16:17-25 Mk 11:22-26, Jn 14:12 and I Jn 4:17-19). Thank you Brother Mario.

  17. lisamickolson24

    Bro Murillo

    It is really important that I speak with you regarding your ministry and the cancer that has infiltrated your ministry. I was promised by you assistant Steve, a phone call from you Wednesday or Thursday of the Modesto meeting.That never happened. The Lord has shown me some definite things that are imperative in moving forward and your dream to turn California Red. I know you will be in Fresno in May. I would be open to meeting with you with all the pages of fraud I have and actual evidence that prove what I am saying is true. Unfortunately, I believe, someone very close to you is posing as you to embezzle funds. The Lord has shown me who this is. If you would like to meet sooner, my husband and I could arrange that as well. I look forward to hearing from you. I have not made this public, I know ministries are ruined by this type of things. I have followed your ministry for over 30 years, and there are some things you need to know. God Bless You as you labor for Him Lisa Olson

    On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 12:10 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” I’d like to talk about prayer. People > make two statements. One is, “I have a prayer life.” And there is what the > saints of old said, the world changers: “I have a life of prayer.” The > person who has a prayer life designates a certain part of their bus” >

  18. CS1

    amen Brother Mario



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