Prayers Days 8 – 14 Continued from Last Week

 

started here:  https://www.heavensway2022.org/2020/04/02/30-days-of-prayer-for-the-church-nation-and-world/

 Day 8 – Omniscient All Knowing 

Hebrews 4:13
And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Psalm 147:5
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
his understanding is beyond measure.

 

PRAY

  • Lord, this virus is not a surprise to You. You knew about it and its dangers long before we did.
  • And You already know how You can use it for our good, to refine us, and to teach us to depend on You.
  • Help us to trust, calm our doubts and fears, and teach us what we need to do so that we can be faithful stewards of this time.
  • Also, teach those who are researching treatments and cures for this disease.

 

 

Day 9 – Most Wise 

Romans 16:27
to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.

James 3:17-18
17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

 

  • You tell us in James to ask for wisdom, so, right now, we ask for Your wisdom.
  • We confess that we think ourselves wise in our own eyes, and we fail to seek Your guidance. Forgive us.
  • In Your wisdom, Lord,
    • Guide our nation’s leaders at every level: at the local, state, and national levels. Unify the different political parties and remind us that the enemy is the virus, not those who have different opinions than we do.
    • Guide our churches so that we will know how to care for Your people as we seek to minister in our communities, as we seek to be a light on a hilltop that draws people into a relationship with You. Help us to connect and instruct virtually so that our community is deepened as we seek to love without infecting each other.
    • Guide our educators as they seek to instruct and educate children from afar.
    • Guide our world leaders as they close borders, martial a wise response, and try to protect their populations. Lord, provide the resources they need to minister to the weakest in their populations.
    • Guide us, as individuals, businesses, doctors and hospitals, governments, and churches that we will learn from this pandemic and put procedures and protocols in place should the need arise again.

 

 

Day 10 – Most Just Justice

Deuteronomy 32:4
“The Rock, his work is perfect,
for all his ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
just and upright is he.

 

  • Lord, it’s so easy to respond to crisis with anger at the injustices we see around us.
  • Remind us that You are a perfect Judge, that You are the Defender of righteousness, and that we can trust in Your eternal justice.
  • Help us to be agents of Your justice as we have opportunity.
  • Teach us what Your righteousness is, because our vision is sometimes tainted by our sin, our experiences, or our opinions.

 

 

 

Day 11 – Most Merciful and Gracious

Exodus 3:1
God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

Malachi 3:6
For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

 

  • This crisis is finite and so are we; give us eyes to see beyond the now.
  • Remind us our hope is in the eternal not in our current circumstances and help us to safely share that hope with those around us.
  • As our reality changes almost moment by moment and day by day, help us to cling to Your unchanging constancy. You are our Strong Tower, our Hiding Place, and our Rock―help us to run to You.
  • You stand outside time and space and know what we must do to get through this time. Grant us Your wisdom.

 

 

Day 12 – Patient and Longsuffering

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

 

  • Oh, Lord, You are so much more patient than we are. As we look back to the Garden and trace the journey of Your people through Scripture, we see You are never “in a hurry.” Your timing is perfect, but sometimes we forget.
  • We want this pandemic to be over—yesterday. We don’t want to wait because waiting is hard, and it is so easy to be afraid in the waiting.
  • Help us to be patient as You are patient.
  • As we wait, fill us with Your peace and help us to trust in Your timing.

 

 

Day 13 – Provider, Abundant in Goodness

Psalm 107:8
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wondrous works to the children of man!

Romans 2:4
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Psalm 144:13
May our granaries be full,
providing all kinds of produce;
may our sheep bring forth thousands
and ten thousands in our fields;

1 Timothy 6:17
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

 

  • Lord, thank You for Your abundant provision. It is so easy to see what we don’t have and not to see Your many blessings. Forgive us.
  • As we look at the world economy, we have so many questions. How will we ever recover? Forgive us for looking to money for our security and not to You, our Provider.
  • Help us trust in You. Please comfort those directly hurt by the quarantine.
  • Complete industries that have been devastated by this —airlines, hospitality, hotels, cruise lines, . . . and small businesses. Be with the workers, who live paycheck to paycheck or don’t know how they are going to care for their families. You are their Provider, let them see Your faithful provision.
  • Help the governments know how to support people and businesses without developing dependence.
  • Help those who have to share with those who do not have. Pour out Your generosity through Your people and Your churches. May we be as generous as You are.

 

 

Day 14 – Abundant in Truth

Deuteronomy 32:4
The Rock, his work is perfect,
    for all his ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
    just and upright is he.

Hebrews 6:17-18
 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. 

 

  • Lord, we are so easily led astray, so easily distracted, and we believe lies so quickly. Please, remind us of what is true!
  • Draw us to Your Word daily. Lead us to worship and to listen to podcasts and sermons that fill our hearts and minds with what is true, noble, and trustworthy.
  • In quarantine our families are watching hours and hours of media. Help us to be discerning. Help us teach our children to see the messages that are in their media and to equip them with a biblical worldview.

 

FROM:  https://pcaga.org/prayer/day-14/

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