Seventeen Days of Prayer - Day Sixteen - January 19, 2021

 

DAY SIXTEEN

 

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.”[1]

 

Oh Lord our God, we humble ourselves in Your presence and ask for You to lift us up. Father, we have sinned against You, and You have allowed this trial to come upon us so we would wake up and have our eyes opened to the wickedness in our midst. You have afflicted us; therefore, we repent with our faces to the ground.


We have returned to make supplication and confess Your Holy name. And though we do not deserve Your forgiveness and cleansing, Your Word says you will hear and forgive Your servants, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk.

 

Lord send the refreshing and cleansing rain on our land and Your children just as You did for Israel, the land You gave as an inheritance.

 

When famine or pestilence come…when the enemy besieges; whatever plague or sickness invades, and finally, when each one knows the plague of his own heart and prays, hear, Lord…forgive…act…and give good as only You can. Help us to fear You all the days of our lives and fill us, Your temple, with Your glory.[2]

 

You are our Blessed Lord. And we, the sheep of Your pasture, are apprehensive about America’s future with the corrupt and evil people coming to power. Deliver us from evil, and save us from the hand of the enemy.

 

Almighty God, according to Your Word, “…there is no [governing] authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.”[3] And, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”[4] Lord, we know most of our nation has rejected You, but Your children are still here. Years ago, You began pulling back Your hand of protection, but this is the first time we have seen devastation coming because evil is in power. This is the first time we have felt abandoned, but feelings are deceiving. We know You never leave us or forsake us.

 

Lord God, I must confess, I expected You to do something epic, something as miraculous as parting the Red Sea or crumbling the walls of Jericho. But, I fear You are saying, “No.”

 

Lord, help us live in this evil world yet not be of it. Help us proclaim Your Truth loud and clear to anyone who will listen. Give us Your comfort and protection. Be our Shield, our mighty Protector, and the Rock upon Whom we stand.

 

Protect President Trump and his family as he leaves office. Father, do not allow evil to overtake them. Keep his supporters at home today and tomorrow, and do not allow violence in any way. Protect those in law enforcement who have been sent to various cities to keep the peace. In Jesus’ name, crush any riot before it begins and order calm the next few days, so You get all the glory.

 

We look to You and You alone as we pray in the matchless name of Jesus, Amen and amen.



[1] Psalm 138:7-8

[2] I Kings 8:10-40

[3] Romans 13:1

[4] Psalm 33:12

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