Recently one of our customers called to say the Lord had been speaking to her about a kneeling prayer rug. She was in the military in Iraq when the Lord instructed her as a Christian to get a mat and begin to kneel on it in prayer and intercede for the middle East countries.
She sanctified the mat she bought over there to the Lord God of Israel first, then began to pray on it. That was 10 years ago and when she came home she put it away and recently the Lord had her get it back out again and use it as a point of contact for our troops in those middle east countries (especially Iraq), and the people of that country. There is validity in praying on the prayer mat as a point of contact for our troops especially.
Since we began praying about this subject and the Lords direction for us, the Lord has revealed that many of our young military people stationed in the middle east are buying these “magic rugs” as they call them and bringing them home for souvenirs. One lady we knew said that her son came home and told her he couldn’t sleep, and felt as if he didn’t fit anywhere since he came home. As she interceeded for him the Lord spoke to her that he had bought and paid for foreign gods, and they had a legal right to torment him because of this. Basically he had bought and paid for a curse, so the Lords hands were tied. When she asked her son if he had brought any souvenirs home he said only a “magic rug”. She told him what the Lord had said and he brought it to her. They prayed over it, repenting, asking forgiveness for purchasing this curse in his ignorance, then cut him off from spiritual ties to this rug by the blood of Jesus was set free, and could then sleep and other symptoms left him!
She was going to throw the rug away when the Holy Spirit spoke to her to keep it and use it as a point of contact. She prayed over it and ran it through the washer. The Lord has given her many prayer strategies as she kneels and intercedes for our troops and the people of Iraq on this same rug the enemy meant for bad! How many of our troops are coming under these curses from the purchase of these rugs? It was shortly after this that the Lord had a customer write us her story. We prayed and decided to make them available for you.
Information about the prayer rug– The prayer rug can be traced back to its ancient Hebrew roots. The word rug is translated bed in most translations. It was their portable bed that the Hebrew children and other desert people carried with them. They worshipped on it, slept on it, sat down on it to rest. For a nomadic people who traveled in the desert this item was a must. Kneeling on prayer rugs came from God ordained beginnings and gradually it streamed into all types of foreign god worship because of heritage.
Kneeling before a foreign god is an important part of counterfeit worship. Kneeling and bowing are definitions for the word worship. This is a show of respect and sign of sacredness of a persons faith.
The enemy has stolen this tradition of praying on a kneeling rug. We are not trying to impose any type of doctrine in anyway. We just want to give the Lord the glory! How many of us are as disciplined as those people that the enemy has stolen. How often do we stop and kneel on a rug and pray.
The reason we have produced this mat is because we want to give the Lord God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob(Israel) the Glory ,as we kneel to pray. The Lord is restoring the Tabernacle of David (worship) he will restore these mats to his people as a powerful this point of contact.
After much prayer we decided to call them “Threshing floor encounter mats.” Gideon had an encounter with the Angel of the Lord on the threshing floor. Threshing is a means of harvesting. The Lords desire is to assist us in the harvest of souls, the best place to start with this is on our knees. Not that we want to get religious about a specific posture. As long as we are on our knees in our hearts.
The dictionary of biblical imagery states that threshing was so much part of the process of producing food, that along with the winepress, the threshing floor summed up harvest and therefore God’s provision for His people (Deut.16:13 and Joel 2:24). The christian mission is described in terms of plowing and threshing I Cor.9:10.
We are on the threshold of the Lords promises! I relate this way of praying to kneeling on the threshing floor in front of the threshold of heaven.
This prayer mat is 35″wide x 44″ inches long. It has the Ps.23 written on it. “The Lord is my shepherd;I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His names sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
According to the dictionary of Biblcal Imagery Rev. 19:11,14,19,21 portray the Lord Jesus and his heavenly armies appear on white horses as they ride forth from heaven to destroy God’s enemies.
This mat is so beautiful, just to kneel and to read the words will bring you quickly into the peaceful, wonderful presence of the Lord. You will truly minister unto the Lord as you kneel on the prayer mat. Some people tell us they sleep under them. These mats are also ideal for healing rooms, intercession in the church as point of contact.