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Stand in the Gap and Pray

The earth is in a world-wide struggle. We struggle and war against principalities, powers and rulers of the air. Yes, there is a war in the heavens for who will ultimately win earth forever. Yes, we can help combat the war with prayer. Prayer for our leaders. Prayer for our nation. Prayer for our friends. Prayer for ourselves. When we pray, God hears, God responds. The below scripture is Psalm 141, the Good News Translation, not in its entirety. I stand in the gap and intercede for our leaders, our country, ourselves.

I call to you, Lord; help me now! Listen to me when I call to you. Receive my prayer as incense, my uplifted hands as an evening sacrifice.

Lord, place a guard at my mouth…keep me from wanting to do wrong…may I never take part in their evil.

But I keep trusting in you, my Sovereign Lord. I seek your protection; don’t let me die! Protect me from the traps they have set for me…May the wicked fall into their own traps while I go by unharmed.

Standing in the gap is no small thing. Israel is a mirror image of our own depraved, sinful nation. We have sinned against God and against heaven, but there are those of us, those who are called by God’s name that can stand and answer.

“The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger.”

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”

Therefore I have poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God. Ezekiel 22:29-31 NKJV

Who will stand in the gap? Will you? Will our neighbors? Will the Church? Will I stand or will I run in fear?

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Prayer for President Trump

As I was reading my devotions today, I came upon a Psalm, Psalm 142 to be exact. I began praying it for me and then I knew…this prayer was for President Trump. I doubt he will ever see my prayer, but I know that God, who guides our thoughts and words, will make his heart know that God loves, God cares and God sees.

Who in all of American history has ever had to deal with something that has shut the whole world down? Who in all of American history has a president been shown so much hatred? Who in American history needs the prayers of God’s church more than now-today-not only for the president and the country but for the world?

Psalm 142:1-2 I cry out to the Lord with my voice; with my voice to the Lord I make my supplication. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble.

Jesus, hear the prayers of the President.

Psalm 142:3-4 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk they have secretly set a snare for me. Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul.

Jesus, let the President know that You are there and You have the last say.

Psalm 142:5 I cried out to You, O Lord; I said, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.”

Jesus, your are his portion, You are his rock, he is your chosen servant.

Psalm 142:6 Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.

Jesus, hear this president’s soul cry and let him know that You are stronger than any persecutors.

Psalm 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with them.

Jesus, let President Trump remember to praise you all the days of his life.

Let the church rise up and pray for our leaders. Let the church rise up and pray for the country, for this is a direction from the Lord.

...Pray for all men with all forms of prayers and requests as you intercede with intense passion. And pray for every political leader...    1 Timothy 2:1-2 TPT

...For there can be no authority in the universe except by God's appointment, which means that every authority that exists has been instituted by God.    Romans 13:1 TPT

Jesus, I choose to stand in the gap. This is not a comfortable place to be, but I choose to stand here. There is so much wrong in this nation. There is so much hatred for people who think or look different. There is so much death and destruction and biting and kicking and screaming at each other and lies and threats. I choose to stand here. I am Your child. I am only one but I stand here, and I ask that You protect the President. I ask that You guide him. I ask that peace be given to his heart. I ask that knowledge and wisdom that comes only from above be given to him. If those around him who give counsel are not speaking the truth, let their words become bitter in their own mouths. Most of all Jesus, let America hear You calling out to each individual who lives in this great land. I stand in the gap. Church, stand with me and pray.

In Christ’s Love, Kathy

Bible verses except where noted from The New King James Version.

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