Earnestly, father, I pray that you would open all of the sin hardened and darkened eyes to the truth of their depravity. As you direct your loving Holy Spirit, make it clear to believers that now is the time for action, not mere words but spirit-led action. Our world is collapsing under the curse of sin, and this COVID-19 Coronavirus seems to be allowed by you to lovingly tug at the collective world’s heart.
Believers have, for years, enjoyed the blessing within our land that includes freedom of worship. Yet, our society has slowly but steadily pulled away from God, the word of God, the Holy Bible, and believers. Precious father, you have been so patient with all of us. The weak unbelieving Christians and those who have defiantly pushed you away.
We have had for the last several years a time of calm and prospering with a president and vice-president who support Christians and support life. Your kindness has been an overwhelming blessing that demonstrates a tug at our hearts.
Your word say’s,
“do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” Romans 2:4 Yet, Patient Father, our world has continued to give our Holy God the middle finger. Believers have acted as if this time was designed for their comfort and blessing. All the while, your plan moves forward, and the clock is ticking down.
What will it take for the unbelieving world to awaken? What will it take for believers to stand up and proclaim who you are and our need for you?
Kind father I am so glad that I am not in charge of any of this as you have made known to me this truth found in Romans 2:1,
“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.”
Honestly, Lord, I am afraid of how I would judge because you are the only just judge and righteous God. As your word in Jeremiah 11:20 says,
“But you, Lord Almighty, who judge righteously and test the heart and mind,” I am only able kind father to commit myself to you and your kindness as I seek to always walk upright before you.
Lord, as believers are living in a privileged time. The opportunity has been given to us to shine like the stars in the universe as it says in Phillipians 2:15,
“so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky” We dear Lord are being given a chance to stand up for what is right, full of justice and the truth of your word.
Please, Father, during this horrible time or COVID-19 Coronavirus cause our world to turn to you and put within the belly of believers a fire that causes us to stand up for all that is right and to deny our selfish desires. Please gracious father let loose your Holy Spirit in a powerful way that prepares this world for what is to come. We implore you, kind father, to open the hearts and spirits of each individual in this world as your word says in John 3:17-18
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” Your heart loving father is so precious as those who I would walk away from and say, “they are not worth it,” you beautifully save. It is overwhelming Lord to try and take it all in so you give us grace just for today. You tell us to hold on to your promise that we will get through by your Holy Spirit’s power. Even in this world if our battle ends. You have given us victory in the life to come for all of eternity. Loving Daddy who could walk away from that offer? Please, Lord, we join in prayer, asking that you will do your blessed and mighty work no matter what the chicken little’s of this world say.
Help us in our times of weakness, dear Lord, and even when fear steals our belief. Mark 9:24
“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” The heart of a believer longs to see your face and know your touch.
We stand before you as a community. We stand before you as a State. And we kneel before you as a Nation. And yes dear Lord, we fall before you as a world asking you to please work in our hearts and then heal our land. Humble our sin hardened hearts precious Lord,
“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. 2 Chronicles 7:14