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Pray for America: URGENT

Posted in Abortion, Constitution, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2009 by saynsumthn

Sisters and Brothers:

This morning I spent some time in prayer for America – it was the type of prayer that was so incredibly urgent that I sobbed and cried out to our Lord for His mercy on this nation I deeply love.

Many changes are happening in our country and many more are coming down quickly. Huge changes are on the brink of decision in Washington and it appears there is nothing we can do about it unless the Lord were to intervene. Well…when all seems hopeless, when it seems as though there is nothing we can do, let me tell you – that is the perfect time to cry out to a God who is full of mercy.

Let us not forget that: when the Israelites left Egypt, Pharaoh changed his mind and began to pursue them. They ran and ran until their backs were against a wall- or a Red Sea. But God in His mercy opened up that Sea. He did the miraculous.

When the Disciples were in the boat with Jesus and the storm began to blow – the winds picked up and they feared for their very lives, they finally turned and WOKE JESUS UP.
“H-E-L-P”, they cried.
Our Lord rebuked those winds and stopped the raging seas.

Many times in scripture we see Moses or Daniel and others bargaining ( for lack of a better word) with the Lord ” Do not destroy this people” , And for the sake of the righteous one doing the pleading the Lord was moved.

Exodus 32: 9-14
And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

Daniel 9
Daniel’s Prayer , In the first year of Darius son of Ahasuerus (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom- in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed:
“O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. “Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. O LORD, we and our kings, our princes and our fathers are covered with shame because we have sinned against you. The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the LORD our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you. Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing upon us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. The LORD did not hesitate to bring the disaster upon us, for the LORD our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him. “Now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. O Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us. Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, O God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.”

When Esther was Queen, and the Jews were threatened, she went into an earthly king – fearing her life- she threw herself at his mercy and petitioned him on behalf of herself and her people. An earthly King who loved His queen was moved with compassion and fought to save Esther and her people. Listen to me, if an earthly king can be moved to change his mind – to overthrow a decree- than how much more would our Heavenly King of all Kings and more merciful than imaginable be moved if we but beseech Him?

I do not know the outcome of all these changes in our land and I do not know God’s perfect will for our nation. We, as a nation, have brought this upon ourselves to a certain extent. But there is one thing I am certain – I serve a merciful and forgiving Father. I refuse to look only at the magnitude of the problem, but I choose to see the vastness and greatness of our Lord. Scripture tells us that if we, His people, will come to Him and beseech Him for our nation, repenting for the sin of this nation, that He will hear us from Heaven forgive our sin and heal our land.

Get that? From Heaven – He will HEAR US ! I am so moved by that – my Lord- awesome God- will HEAR US !

Please Please Please – if you feel discouraged, like quitting, like turning your head away and simply accepting the direction things are heading… If you feel like there is no possibility of changing the course of America – please I beg you – turn to the Lord. Like never before, beseech the Lord for His mercy over this land. I am not so proud that I will not cry out and accept responsibility for my own sin that may have led to the direction this nation is taking. I will fall at His feet and I will humble myself before His mighty hand and I will declare that He is the Lord and He holds the hand of the King in His hand. “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” ( Proverbs 21:1)

With that, I know that after I have laid everything at His feet – all my concerns, I can trust Him for the final outcome. Not My outcome but the one that furthers His Kingdom and I will accept His will in every situation. But, I will ask and keep asking – seek and keep seeking – knock and keep knocking until that decision is made.

Will you join me?