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Monday, April 6, 2020

Seven Days of Prayer - Day 1


Let’s use the next seven days leading into our Resurrection Day Celebration to pray for our world, our country, its leaders, AND those affected in any way by COVID-19, the victims, workers, residents of each state and nation. 

DAY 1

O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments. We have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments…

O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face…because of the unfaithfulness which we have committed against You.

 O Lord, to us, belong shame of face…because we have sinned against YOU. To the Lord, our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him.

We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us THROUGH HIS WORD. Yes, all THE WORLD has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore…YOU HAVE ALLOWED this GREAT TRIAL TO come upon us…yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth…

Now, therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servants, and our supplications for Your MERCY on us, our country, our leaders, our victims - health-wise or financial, and our front-line workers. Bring good out of this seemingly senseless virus. And for Your own sake, O LORD our God, cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary.

In Daniel’s day, Your sanctuary was desolate, but today, O LORD, this side of the cross, Your sanctuary, is NOT desolate. Jesus Christ paid the penalty of death for our sins. EACH SURRENDERED HEART, who has received Jesus Christ as Savior, and His gift of eternal life, is FILLED WITH YOUR SPIRIT. We are Your temple,[1] Your sanctuary.

O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see the desolations this VIRUS HAS CAUSED, the PAIN, and the FEAR.

ALMIGHTY GOD, we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies.

O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for…Your people are called by Your name.”[2]

In Jesus’ name, Amen and Amen.



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