Seventeen Days of Prayer - Day Eleven - January 14, 2021




Father God, we come before You this morning almost in disbelief of the swiftness with which the evil in our government worked. It is mind-boggling to see this whirlwind of corruption. And like a raging flood tearing a path of death and destruction, it appears as though it will not be humanly stopped. Almighty God, deliver us from evil.


You, Lord, opened our spiritual eyes, and now our hearts are heavy. We are speechless, for we do not know what we should pray for as we ought. Yet, in our weaknesses, we look to You and groan. Holy Spirit, according to Your Word, make intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered and give us Your prayers that we might gain understanding. Let them pour forth from my lips so the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart may be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer, and fully in sync with Your heart and will.[1]


The enemy thinks he has won, but he is no match for You. And although we cannot, at this moment, trace Your hand, we trust Your heart. Your heart is always for the good of Your people, and darkness cannot overtake light—light pierces the darkness.


“No one is holy like the Lord, for there is none besides You, nor is there any rock like our God…The Lord is the God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty men are broken, and those who stumbled are girded with strength…The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up…For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, And He has set the world upon them. He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness. For by strength no man shall prevail.”[2]


Almighty God, You said it is not by our might nor by our power, but by Your Spirit, the temple would be built. And although we are Your temple, O Lord, and indwelt by Your Spirit, we have been made to stumble, and our weaknesses are evident. The world hates us because they hated You first. And if you had not come and spoken…they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.[3]


You, O LORD of hosts, have chosen us, the weak things of the world, to shame the wise, that no flesh should glory in Your presence.[4]


If any good comes out of the evil that took place yesterday, You alone will get the glory because it is beyond our capacity to correct. Only You can right the wrong and bring good.


So, bring good, O Lord, we pray, confound the evil—the wise, and do not hold them guiltless. In Jesus’ name, Amen and amen.

[1] Romans 8:26-27; Psalm 19:14

[2] I Samuel 2:2-9

[3] John 15:18, 22

[4] I Corinthians 1:27-29


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