Friday, October 19, 2012

A PRAYER FOR THE NATIONS

Once again, my sister-in-Christ has penned a prayer that speaks from the heart to the heart. May it be our prayer today. May the Lord, God have mercy on us as we seek His face and as we endeavor by His Spirit to live for Jesus the Messiah.

Abba...there are several nations
represented here on this prayer list
and my heart breaks for them all.

Please stem the tide of lawlessness
that is running rampant in each one.
As bad as breaking the laws of man are,
there has been a wholescale running away
from YOUR laws.

Thank You, Abba, for Your laws.
Thank You for Your Torah
that teaches us what sin is,
that teaches us how to love You,
that teaches us how to love our neighbors,
and that teaches us how to love one another.

Abba, I plead for my nation and all the other nations
represented here.
So many are worshiping the many idols
that are so readily available.
Even in nations that are declared to be "Christian" or "Jewish"
so many ignore You and Your ways.

Turn our hearts back, Abba!
Turn our hearts back to You.
Forgive us who have failed to be the salt and light
Yeshua told us to be.

May we earnestly repent
and turn back to You and Your ways.
May we humble ourselves before You
and turn back to obedience.

Abba, may we love You
with all our souls,
all our minds,
all our hearts
and all our strengths.
May we love our neighbors
as we love ourselves.
May we love one another.

Teach us.
Mold us.
Refine us.
Train us.
May us like our Rabbi Yeshua
in every way possible.

B'shem Yeshua

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