“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 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 7:13,14 NIV)
I humbly seek You now,
In the midst of chaos and confusion in these times,
Stirred up in the minds of those led by Satan,
To destroy all that You love, hear my prayer, O Lord
Guard and protect our minds from the influence of evil,
Open our eyes so we might see, in the spirit, lurking danger.
Since I pray not just for myself, but for a nation that’s lost,
Because they forgot to count up the cost–of sin,
Before Your wrath is poured out upon the land,
In every crevice and corner, wreaking havoc
Raining down on the just as well as the unjust.
Examine my heart to know my motives are sincere,
And if You find no fault in me, hear and answer my prayer.
Speak to the hearts of the unrepentant, revealing who You are,
Remind them of the Foundation on which this country
Was established, survived and thrived, using Your Word for the laws of the land.
Speak to the heart of the President, reminding him
Of the path, You established, but which he has strayed.
Speak to the hearts of the lawmakers, showing them
How apathy results in solving nothing, but creating more problems.
Speak to the hearts of the appointed ones, the judges and others,
Who swear on Your Word for installation ceremonies, but by their actions,
Prove they don’t know who You are and their symbolism means nothing.
Speak to the hearts of those who continue to rebel against what is right,
Changing, perverting, Your Word, instilling in many the will to fight,
But not on their terms, realizing this war is not carnal, but spiritual,
And can only be won, if You’re in the lead, paralyzing all in the path
Of rebellion inspired by witchcraft and demons.
Speak to the hearts of Believers everywhere, remind them
Of Your Word–blessed for obedience, cursed for rebellion;
Their role, promoting Truth, is not finished, until You return to gather us all unto You.
Encourage them to stand tall and firm on Your Word,
Your Word that guides, corrects, instructs, and trains us to be
Victorious in the army of God, confronting the confusion
Whose author creates the rhetorical delusion that Your love,
Erases all need to obey Your Word, spoken by Your Son, The Word,
When He came in Your name, to give Himself as a sacrifice to save
Us all from ourselves–in a sin-ridden world–who loved us enough
To die for us, now we have a chance to love Him enough to live for Him,
Loving You enough to obey Your command to love–You and others,
And enough to know we cannot take Your grace and mercy in vain,
Allowing sin to continue to reign, encouraging others to do likewise,
Knowing that one day, we will stand before You and give an account,
Of all we have done in ourselves and those things we promoted or condoned in others.
Speak to the hearts of parents everywhere,
Reminding them how to parent according to Your Word,
Loving them, providing for them, instructing them in Your ways,
Correcting them and punishing them, when they don’t always obey.
Speak to the hearts of the children, both the young and the old,
Reminding them that long life and happiness are the result of obedience.
Speak to the hearts of teachers all over the land,
Reminding them they are to teach the children, not abuse or misuse them.
Speak to our hearts, Lord. Remind us of Your Holy Word,
Give us direction as we offer ourselves up for Your correction,
Giving up greed with speed to stop sickness and disease in its tracks,
Using Wisdom from above, as we pray on our knees
Asking forgiveness for all our wrong, distorted, rebellious deeds.
Obeying You in all things so we will have long life and prosperity,
Giving the devil no place in our lives, no victory for him as we thrive.
So when You return and position us before You,
We’ll have no need to fear or be ashamed of the Victory we’ve won,
In living for You and all we’ll hear is, “Well done, my child.”
All this we ask and thank You for doing,
In Jesus’ name and we count it done!