August 3, 2016
Humble Intercession for the Nation
“Now saints, this is astounding. If we have confidence in the word of God and in Him, He guarantees good government in a nation. He guarantees a place where we can live peaceable and quiet lives in all godliness and honesty. It’s simply dependent on what we do. The Hebrew (in the verse below) literally says, ‘My people upon whom My name rests.’ If you call yourself a Christian, you are applicable as an ambassador of the Lord to be one who is directly influencing and responsible for healing in your land. Christians pray in the name and authority of Jesus.”1 (Sid Roth)
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14; KJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- The first step in praying for the nation is to humble oneself. Pride gets angry or feels entitled and “right”. That’s anything but righteous! Go to God and humble yourself before Him.
- Thank the Lord that this nation is a relatively safe place to live where we can still worship God freely. Tell the Lord you want this freedom to continue.
- Realize that when you come to Him in prayer for the nation, you are carrying along with you millions of people who may not know how to pray and who may not know God. Acknowledge that this intercession is a serious assignment.
- Ask the Lord to forgive our sin and heal our land.
A prayer you can pray:
Dear Lord, Father God, I humble myself before You as I come to pray on behalf of my nation. Forgive my prideful attitude at times. I acknowledge that it is You alone who can truly shift this nation. Hear my prayers, Lord. I ask you to grant us a grace for continued freedom to worship You in America. I ask You for more time to share the gospel. I pray that You would forgive our sin and heal our land. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
God will grant good government to America, if we will humbly pray, seek His face and turn away from our sin.
1 Sid Roth, “Effective Prayer For A Nation,” Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural!, 2016. SidRoth.org, 2/28/2008. 8/1/16.
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