Oh Most Gracious and Loving God, on this week where we observe the National Day Of Prayer, we come to You on bended knee, as our Helper in times of Trouble, Trial and Tribulation.
We serve in a land of evil, deception and entitlement, even among those who say they are called by Your Name. But You are a good, good God Who are patient until the end, hoping that all will come to repentance.
Father, though the earth trembles and the mountain topples in the depths of the seas.
Though the wild winds blow and bring destruction and devastation in their wake.
Though diseases rampage millions worldwide because of man’s evil nature and depravity.
From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
You are God Who stands ready to welcome the wounded.
You are God Who stays tuned into the needs of the needy.
You are God Who spared not His Son but loves us sinners.
You are God Who sounds the alarm and warns of the coming wrath.
You are God Who saves, heals and reveals a better way for all who are weary.
There is a river whose streams delight the City of God. Even though the heathens rage, and the majority imagine a vain thing, You are with us in times of battle and war. The Lord of Heaven’s armies – King Jesus – remains our stronghold and sounds the Trumpet. He fights for us, daily. He prays for us constantly. He is always there for us, as He says – truthfully.
It is to Him, oh most awesome God, we turn – not in our vain, fake righteousness, but in His.
It is to Him we surrender our fears and cares, because He cares for us.
It is to Him we claim the promise of His, to never leave or forsake us – as Your people, as Your Holy Nation, as Your Body of Christ.
So Lord, we come to You at this time, and always, to see Your Mighty Works. We come to You in all humility and repent of all our sins that we may be found acceptable in Thy sight. We come to You, knowing that in our former wretched state, that we still can do nothing on our own and that it is by our lack of proper stewardship, as Your people, that things are the way they are right now.
Teach us not just to number our days, but to cherish the privilege to come to You in prayer.
Teach us to cease fighting windmills, and know that You are God.
Teach us to wait upon Jehovah, so our hearts will be fully blessed, finding as He promised, perfect peace and rest.
The same Jesus, Whom walked the earth 2000 years ago, also stood on Mt. Sinai and gave the Law to Moses. It is that same Jesus we trust now with prayer, petitions and supplications for our families, our churches, our communities and nation, in His Holy, Mighty and Precious Name, amen and amen.