Seventeen Days of Prayer - Day Three - January 6, 2021


I've been working on this prayer since 6 am and I've just now finished. The Lord gave me Job 23:12 this morning when I started but when I read the chapter I knew it was our prayer for today.

DAY THREE:  O Lord my God, I am grieved, my complaint is bitter, and my hand is listless because of my groaning. Father, things in our world look bleak and while we try to stand strong in the power of Your might, Your children are frail, and unsure of what You are doing.


Sometimes, Lord, we feel as though we cannot find You, yet because of Your Holy Spirit, we know You are there. Help us to gaze upon Your throne and see you seated with our spiritual eyes. Give us opportunity to present our case before You. Take note of us in Your great power. Hear our arguments; answer us with clarity and understanding because we cannot see Your hand.


Lord our nation is in chaos and we, as your upright children, desire to reason with our great and merciful Judge. Give Your divine wisdom to those who are fighting for right, and our Father, deliver us from evil.


In these anxious moments, it’s as though we move forward, but feel You are not there, and backward, we cannot perceive You. So, give us eyes to see—for You never leave or forsake us.[1] Help us to behold how You are working on the left hand and the right. Reassure us that You know the way we take, and when You have tested us, we shall come forth as gold.


Glue our feet, O Lord, to Your steps that we may keep Your way, and not turn aside, nor depart from the commandment of Your lips.


Father God, Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit we, Your children, have treasured the words of Your mouth more than our necessary food. We acknowledge Your sovereignty and the fact that no one can change You—whatever Your soul desires, that You do. Therefore, perform what is appointed for us—for Your thoughts and ways are not ours—they are infinitely higher.[2]


We pray all this in the mighty name of Jesus, our Savior and Lord, Amen and amen.

[1] Hebrews 13:5

[2] Isaiah 55:8-9


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