Seventeen Days of Prayer - Day Fifteen - January 18, 2021




“Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.”[1]


We feel like all is lost, O Lord. Help us to keep our eyes on You and You alone.


And help us to be about our Father’s business, for “The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.”[2]


You are the One, O Lord our God, who has the final say. You are our refuge and strength, our very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.[3] For You, Almighty God, deliver us from evil. You make our feet like the feet of deer, swift, steady, and sure. You alone set us on high places so that we can walk above the evil. You are our strength, and Your name is our strong tower where we, Your children, clothed in Your righteousness, run into it and are safe.[4]


Father, our government, like the evil Haman, is filled with wicked plans because we would not bow. And now, it feels as though they don’t want to just beat us into submission; they want to annihilate us as Haman did the Jews. They cast the lot, and it fell on the day—January 20, 2021—but they failed to realize that while the lot is cast into the lap, its every decision is from the Lord.[5]


Evil said in their hearts, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people of America. Their rules, ideals, principles, and values differ from ours. They do not agree with our laws or ways. Therefore, it is not fitting for them to remain.”


Evil went to court, and without due process, signed documents and letters to destroy. These were sent out, hastened by evil’s command, and then they sat down to celebrate while all of America was perplexed.


Lord God, we are grieved—cut to the heart—with all that has happened and the swiftness of it. Give Your people eyes to see the urgency of our situation and do not allow us false hope that we will escape without a fight just because we live in America—the land of the free and the brave. For if we remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance may arise, but it will be servitude.


Still, Most High, You had a plan to thwart the evil Haman, and we believe You have a plan now. Maybe it won’t be miraculous as we had hoped, but our deliverance will arise. And I believe, O Lord, You have raised us up for such a time as this.[6]


You have raised us up like Peter to walk on water with You. And You are always with us even in the stormy seas, the fire, and the floods. You alone make a way where there seems to be no way, and You strengthen us in the inner man.


So, Lord God, once again, we proclaim, we trust You with all our heart. We will not lean on our own understanding. In all our ways, Lord Jesus, we will look to You, AND we will follow as You DIRECT OUR PATHS.[7]


In the strong and powerful name of Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen, and amen.

[1] Psalm 2:1-3

[2] Psalm 24:1

[3] Psalm 46:1-2; Psalm 91:5-6

[4] Habakkuk 3:19; Proverbs 10:18

[5] Proverbs 16:33

[6] Esther 3 and 4

[7] Proverbs 3:5-6


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