Seventeen Days of Prayer - Day Five - January 8, 2021




Father God, in the Almighty name of Jesus Christ, we pray today. You are our life, and it is in You we live and breathe and have our being. We ask that Your hand continues to move in our nation’s capitol to expose the lies. Yesterday was a fiasco. Evil people perpetrated egregious crimes. Deliver us from evil and comfort the Ashli Babbit family in their grief, as only Your Spirit can. Help, strengthen, and uphold them with Your righteous right hand.[1]


Lord, do not let her tragic death be in vain. Give Your great wisdom and emotional restraint to those fighting to keep this country free. Surround Your servants with Your hedge of protection and bless the work of their hands.[2] As they look to You and trust in You with all their hearts, please direct their paths.[3] Send Your angel before them that they may prosper in their way.[4]


Oh Lord our God, You are our Creator, the only true God who made the world and everything in it. You are Lord of heaven and earth, and You do not dwell in a temple made with hands. Your Holy Spirit dwells with us. We are Your temple—bought—redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus—the Lamb without spot or blemish—foreordained and slain before the foundation of the world. He alone is that eternal life manifested for us.[5]


From one blood, Adam’s, You made every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth. You alone have determined our preappointed times and the boundaries of our dwellings.[6] We live here in America in this time, O Lord, because You placed us here. You know the thoughts that You think toward us—thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give us a future and a hope. So, we, Your children, are calling upon You, praying, listening for Your Word, and seeking Your face with all our hearts.[7] Help us to be Your willing servants, to occupy until You come, and to unashamedly proclaim the Gospel—that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures—because only the Gospel is the power of God to salvation. And in it, the righteousness of God is revealed.[8] You are THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.[9]


In Jesus’ name, Amen and amen.

[1] John 14:26; Isaiah 41:10

[2] Job 1:10

[3] Proverbs 3:5-6

[4] Genesis 24:40

[5] Acts 17:24; I Peter 1:18-20; Revelation 13:8 I John 1:2

[6] Acts 17:26

[7] Jeremiah 29:11-13

[8] I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:16-17

[9] Jeremiah 23:6


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