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Monday, April 22, 2013

Prayer For A Nation's Healing

Psalm 60:1-12; II Chronicles 7:14

O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again. Thou has made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it; heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh…That thou beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me. If my people who are called by my name, Shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land (7:14).

In light of the carnage that occurred this past week in Boston and other national disasters that is occurring and has occurred I was led by the Holy Spirit to remind everyone or call for the nation to pray for the healing of our land. This is not to say that prayers for our nation aren't being made, just encouraging everyone to continue praying as our nation needs a healing.
In Psalm 60:1-12 we see what happened and why King David prayed to the Lord for a healing, because the nation Israel had turned its back on God and in doing so God had removed His hand of protection. In many ways I see America has turned its back on God, but thank God for prayer warriors who is praying for the healing of this nation, which requires many to turn back to God and seek His face. II Chronicles 7:14 outlines the steps that God requires to heal this land and He is faithful to His promise.
Let me close by saying, many of us are witnessing sin in our churches, communities and families because sin appears to be winning the battle of ruling supreme, but we as Christians know better because we have the word of God on which to stand and through the power of prayer and the presence of God through the Holy Spirit sin will flee.
Prayer changes things.
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