As is well known I write a prayer at the beginning of each month; however, I am being led to write a mid-month prayer. Hoping y’all will join me.
Lord God, thank You that You are Sovereign and Holy. Lord God, lead us and guide us as so much is occurring already halfway through this month. Lord God make Your presence known in South East Asia. Lord God, You know there are Christian children in a certain country that are in great danger and we ask Lord that You will protect these children. Lord God, I absolutely cannot imagine and I do not even know how to pray. In all this, I praise You Jesus that You are interceding on Your people’s behalf. You are our Great High Priest. Holy Spirit thank You that You are interceding for us with groanings too deep for words, making our prayers align with Your Will (Rom 8:26-27).
Lord God, be with the believers in the Tigray region in Ethiopia who are opening their homes to Eritrean Christian refugees. Lord God, while these brothers and sisters do not have much, they are willing to share what they have.
Lord God, protect Your people in Nigeria. Over 2000 Christians have been abducted so far this year with another 1470 murdered by jihadists. Lord God, I pray that You will strengthen Your people in Nigeria. Lord God, thank You and praise You that when You see fit You will hold these people accountable for what they have done. Lord, open the eyes of jihadis to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Lord God, the peace, tolerance, safety and security the world is offering is a lie. May Your people continue to pray, holding firm to their faith in Christ.
Lord God, as we pray for Jerusalem may we never forget to pray for the Arab Christians and Messianic Jews. So often when we hear about the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts we forget about the Christians on both sides who are caught in the crosshairs of this fighting. Lord God, You did not come to bring peace but a sword. Lord God, stir hearts in the Middle East for Jesus. May we be reminded there will never be peace in the Land until You come and set up Your Kingdom.
Lord God, regardless of what a person’s views are on these conflicts around the world may we NEVER forget that You have chosen/called/elected individuals for salvation from every tribe, nation and tongue. Lord God, there is a lie being told to people today that You are colorblind. Lord God, I ask that Your people learn to see and embrace color biblically. Whether it’s the flowers in the field, the turquoise of the sea or the color of a person’s skin. Lord God, You have created different skin colors. You see skin color NOT to disparage people but because You are a color creating God. You have called color good! Your Tabernacle and Temple were lavish in color, so are our bodies which are the temple of the Holy Spirit. For Your people to dislike or elevate one color above another is antichrist.
Lord God, Philip Ryken says, “The law always reveals the character of the lawgiver” (Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory,2005, p. 525) how true this is. Lord God, as the laws in the West become less and less Christ-centered may we continue to seek You and Your Kingdom. Lord God, prepare Your people in the West for the increase of secular humanist laws that will go against You and put us at odds with the masses.
Lord God, You tell us in the last days that persecution will increase. Lord God, help us to remember our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted and in chains for their faith regardless of where we live. Lord God, authoritarianism is growing not just in Turkey but all over the world. For those who think persecution will not happen to them, Lord wake them up by any means necessary.
Lord God, You also tell us that in the last days that knowledge will increase. We have access to more knowledge than ever before, as such help Your people to be wise and discerning. Lord God, may we continue to read and hold firm to the Truth that Your Word is infallible, inerrant and the final authority for our lives. In Jesus’s Holy and Mighty Name I pray. Amen.