In the book of Leviticus chapter 6, God commands the people to keep the fire burning on the altar. This fire was special because it came down from heaven from God, so if it were to go out, no human could create that same fire again. God would have to send more fire from heaven.
To keep the fire burning, the priests had to “tend” to the fire. This including putting fresh wood on the fire and cleaning out the ashes from the previous day. In addition to the wood, coals were used to hold the fire and prolong its life.
This Old Testament practice of keeping God’s fire burning is directly applicable to our lives today. Meeting once-a-week to discuss God’s Word is not enough. We must tend to the fire of God in our hearts during the week as well.
We accomplish this tending to God’s fire through a nightly prayer call. By exercising great faith through intense prayer, the fire of God is kept alive as we visualize, through faith, God bringing revival to our nation.