When life is not as we wish, our greatest potential for change is found in prayer. Our chief influence is not in persuasive speech. Our nagging will not inspire change. Our strength is not our greatest ability. Our foremost power is in prayer. We change things in prayer. Matthew 13:47 tells us that the kingdom of God is like a fishing net that brought in an abundant catch. When we partner with God in prayer, He does not only what we ask but also more than we can think or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). He fills our nets to overflowing. He dreams in abundance, and His dreams change things.
Power is an intimate exchange. The God of all creation is also loving and knowable enough to be our personal Daddy. Our heavenly Father places kingdom dreams in our hearts. He causes us to think more like natives of our homeland. We are given the power to prophesy the dreams that God places in our hearts. “For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). Dreaming the dreams that God places in our hearts is one of the ways that we continue our dialogue with Him.
Taken from The Happiest Place on Earth as it is in Heaven, chapter 8.