13 April 2020


By John Ollis

An English friend posted this poem on FB today, I have seen it before. but it really challenged me afresh today, TRAVEL ON MY KNEES AND START ASKING FRO THE NATIONS MORE AND MORE,


Last night I took a journey to a land across the seas, I didn’t go by ship or plane, I traveled on my knees.

I saw so many people there in bondage to their sins, and Jesus told me I should go that there were souls to win.

But I said, “Jesus I can’t go to lands across the seas” He answered quickly “Yes you can-by travelling on your knees”

He said “you pray, I’ll meet the need , you call and I will hear, it’s up to you to be concerned for lost souls far and near”.

And so I did, I knelt in prayer, gave up some hours of ease and with the Saviour by my side, I travelled on my knees.

As I prayed on, I saw souls saved and twisted persons healed, I saw God’s workers’ strength renewed while labouring on the field.

I said “Yes Lord I’ll take the job your heart I want to please, I’ll heed your call and swiftly go by travelling on my  knees”.

I have had the awesome privilege of preaching and teaching the Word of God in at least 2 different countries around the world, my travelling days are virtually over, BUT I CAN STILL TRAVEL ON MY KNEES.

I am very conscious of the fact the church fathers encouraged God’s people to regularly do ACTS OF MERCY, and there is one significant way we can do this and that is through INTERCESSORY PRAYER.

In Psalm 2 :8 NKJV we are invited into the throne room of God and are very privileged to  hear a conversation between our Heavenly Father  and His son Jesus God says

ASK of Me, and I will give You the nations (heathen) as an inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession”

PASSION .ASK me to give you the nations and I will do it, and they shall become your legacy.
MESSAGE What do you want? NAME IT: Nations as a present? continents as a prize.

You may say, but these are words from God the Father to His Son, let me remind you of Rom 8:17 NKJV and if children, then heirs—heirs of JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.



I had the privilege of knowing an awesome woman of God called Ruth Heflin, an American, but moved to Israel to serve the Lord there on Mt. Zion. Worship and Prater were 2 major emphasises in her ministry. She wrote a song (many actually) and some of the words were.

I ask for the nations, I call them by name, I present them to the father in Jesus name,

May they not be found naked, may they not be ashamed when they stand before Thee O Lord on that great judgement day.

She encouraged people to replace the word nations with the particular country that God has placed on their heart.

The Greek word for nations is ethnos where we get the English word ethnic, and our nation like the USA (for example) is a counttry full of migrants that is MANY ETHNIC GROUPS.

Flowing out of your Lenten Journey will you develop an OTHERS MENTALITY” AND START TRAVELLING THE WORLD ON YOUR KNEES

James 5:16 AMP. N.T. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].

PASSION for tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer!

MESSAGE The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.