“For the hurt of my people I am hurt, I mourn, and astonishment has taken hold of me.” (Jeremiah 8:21)
As an intercessor who holds dual nationality (US and UK) as well as being an active watchman on the walls of Jerusalem, I’ve never been busier!
A spirit of anger is being stirred all over the world.
Anger is one letter short of danger. Ephesians 4:26 exhorts us to “be angry, and sin not. . . .”
We must petition God to intervene to douse the flames of hatred.
Pray that by the grace of God, President Obama will purpose to speak words of unity rather than divisiveness.
Israel, our ally in the Middle East, is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of potential destructive rockets and other weaponry.
These times of crisis are allowed by God to bring us to our knees.
But 2 Chronicles 7:14 gives the prescription to heal all our national wounds:
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Let us pray Psalm 140 against the violent men and pray:
–Earnestly that our political and religious leaders will have maximum wisdom to help to restrain hatred and violence
–For wisdom and protection for workers in police, military and emergency services
–In the UK, for the new prime minister and her Cabinet and to facilitate the Brexit vote out of the EU
–In the USA, for peace and calm, especially around the GOP convention next week, as there are many rumors of protests and violence being planned to disrupt the electoral process
–In Israel, for the Lord to protect his prophetic purposes and to restrain terrorism
–As we repent and humble ourselves, let us offer up the sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving for divine intervention in national crises.
Watch for faint-heartedness! Some people are saying to me, “I’ll never vote again!”
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42: 11)
Concerning various ongoing issues that we are praying about this summer, the Holy Spirit gave me Isaiah 66:9, “Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD.”
Commentaries explain the implied thought of this verse: God will not leave His work of national restoration unfinished if we will seriously apply the principles of 2 Chronicles 7:14. There shall not be that frustration of hopes when they seem just on the point of being fulfilled which the history of the world so often records.
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