Intercession prayer is really a Heart of God which could be really done by a person who walks closely with God and who clears understand the heart of God. God wants his servants to pray. “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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14. This word clearly tells that God wants his people to pray for the Land.
In the New Testament Paul writes in I Timothy 2:1-3
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.”
Both these words say that it is the duty of the Children of God to Pray for the Country. Intercession is a selfless sacrificial prayer offering to the Lord in which he is well pleased.
Areas Our Country Needs Prayer:
1. Prayer for the Salvation of the People
The bible tells that “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” in Mark 8:36 so this should be our important and first prayer that the people of United states of America will be saved through God’s only way of Salvation through his Son Jesus Christ. Paul was more focused and prayed for his fellow Jews to save and to come to light through the Gospel.
2. Intercession pray to God to stop Judgment and show mercy
Abraham prayed for Sodom & its area when they sinned Against God. It is like asking God for mercy for the nation and asking God to be kind to the people. This is standing in the gap for the nation. Today Christians blame people (non Christians and their sins) for their suffering as people of God we should Pray like Abraham did it on Genesis 18:16-33
3. Prayer for the Safety of the Land
In today’s more fragile world the biggest concern for every common man is the security of the peoples lives. We should really pray to the Lord to protect the land from terror, natural disaster and evil designs of other nations. Only God could protect the Land from the enemy. The bible describes a wonderful example in the King Jehoshabat when he prayed when a big army of Moabites surrounded Israel, He humbled and gave the Job of Protection to Lord as described in II Chronicles 20
4. Pray that the People should Get back to God
When ever I read the word “Get Back to God” motto in the Cars and speeches, I believe we should pray that this great nation formed as “One Nation under God” should return to its basic by turning to the Message of the Cross. The prophet Daniel prayed that the people return to God and interceded to the Lord asking forgiveness for the past sin. Daniel 9 refers to the mighty intercession prayer of Daniel and How the Lord Answered it.
5. Pray for the Leaders so that they will take wise decisions
When I read and hear through media that the leaders are falling short in morality and How this nations leaders decision affect the whole world, it is utmost importance that we pray that the Lord give more wisdom for our leaders to solve complex issues of this world. Apostle Paul stressed this to Timothy to pray for the leader in I Timothy 2:1-3 that we could carry out work in peace in the Lord
6. Prayer that God preserves Justice in the Land
We should pray for the Justice to be preserved in the Land so the subjects of this great nation will be blessed, the prophet Habakkuk pleading God to remove injustice in the Land did this Prayer in Habakkuk 1:2-20. God answers and send Justice in the Land. Pray for the Judges who uphold the Law that they give judgment in fear of the almighty God. If Justice is lacking in any nation it will not prosper, so we need to pray that the Lord will preserve Justice in the Land
7. Pray that people Focus on Salvation Through Jesus Christ rather than on Secularism and Humanity
When ever man want to separate from God and give a solution to the worlds problem it could never work, which today is a bigger threat in the name of buzz words like Secularism, humanity and all the God are the same. Pray that the people will not go in to the design of the devil. There is no salvation with out Jesus Christ. Let God open the eyes of people to see this glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ.
"Prayer will move the Hand Of God, Who will Move the World, So The Intercessor could change the World"
God Bless You
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