My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.
Father many parts of the world are under extreme conflict, as man battles in war in hopes of conquering and ruling each other. Women and children are caught up in the cross-hairs as brainwashed participants and as battered victims of ruthlessness. Without You being the priority many nations will be destroyed.
Father I pray for these lost souls. I pray for those who kill in Your name, by whatever name they call You. These are not people fighting the Holy war of centuries passed, but wars of power, control, and conflict- rooted in greed, envy, and fear. Father protect the innocent, and warm the hearts of the perpetrators that they might see Your ways- and seek peace, love, and dignity over fear and hate. Father whatever I can do to help spread Your love I will do. In Your name I pray. Amen.
I saw this verse and immediately thought of the many countries around the world that are and have been fighting for years- some for hundreds of years. Some are fighting for their freedom, while their oppressors are fighting to keep them enslaved to a system that serves no one but the oppressor- it is not of God- but they declare an allegiance to Him (which is obviously false).
Some people are fighting prejudice, bigotry, and racism. There are people fighting and dying over land, a sense of entitlement, and natural resources. There are nations invading other nations as a form of imperialism, masked as something seemingly more democratic and liberating for all- another form of False Evidence Appearing Real ringing true.
We must pray for the victims and the tormentors, the benefactors and those who lose life and liberty. We must pray for ourselves- that our minds and hearts stay focused on God and His Kingdom; that the only side we take is God’s side and seek only to protect His children. Today look for ways that you can help people who are less fortunate than you, both domestically and abroad. Let God’s light shine.
I share my daily scripture, prayer and reflection with the public because my relationship with God is not to be a private one, and because these messages are not just for the select few friends and family members that I have been sharing with for over one year now; but for anyone in need of a daily dose of God’s loving-presence. Not everyone is deeply spiritual. Not everyone knows how to pray in their own way. Not everyone knows how to study the Bible. Not everyone stops frequently throughout their day to just give thanks to God and His son. A planted seed when watered takes on a life of its own. What you do with the fruit that it bears is up to you! Happy Tuesday everyone!