Prayer for the Nations

Today is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. At TWR, we had our monthly Project Hannah prayer luncheon and prayed for the needs of women worldwide. Is there a conflict of interest? Absolutely not! We serve a great God who is intimately involved in the lives of his people wherever they reside and whatever the need.

To pray for those whom God has placed in authority over us is a privilege and one not to be taken lightly (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Such prayer for God-honoring governance in this country or in any nation pleases God, benefits his world and proves to be a positive influence.

Whether it’s for the deep spiritual needs of the U.S. or for God’s wholistic, redemptive work on behalf of women globally, God’s purposes are accomplished through the faith-filled, persevering prayers of his people. Jesus reminds us that God “gives justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night” (Luke 18:6-8).

Have you ever cried out as the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk did, “O LORD, how long shall I cry for help? Why do you make me see iniquity?” Do you ask, “When will the earth be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD?” Have you ever pleaded before Almighty God, “O LORD, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O LORD, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it, in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy” (Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:14; 3:1-2)?

Hear what the omnipotent God said to Habakkuk, “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told” (Habakkuk 1:5). The King of the universe will fulfill his promises and accomplish his purposes. This world is God’s world and he will have the last word!

My brothers and sisters in Christ, please join me in prayer: “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations” (Psalm 67:1-2 ESV).

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