Sunday, April 5, 2020 -
“Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely in a flood of great waters, they shall not reach Him. You are my hiding place; You dost preserve me from trouble; You dost surround me with songs of deliverance” (Psalm 32: 6-7).
During these difficult days, while most, except for essential workers, are home, I pray for safety and deliverance from the pestilence of the coronavirus which has impacted millions worldwide. May God‘s people especially be protected, and may cures be found, vaccines implemented quickly and financial needs and sustenance be met. I pray for protection over our daughter, Rebekah, who is a CNA at New Orleans’ largest hospital and I pray particularly for those on the front lines giving of their lives to take the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the remaining unreached people groups of the world that they Maybe protected from the pandemic in the attacks of the evil one. That supernatural protection may surround them and that every need in their lives will be met and that even in such difficult times, God will raise up more workers for the harvest (Matthew 9: 37-38).
And I pray that in this nation the fear that has beset so many might cause them to turn their hearts toward God, that people might genuinely repent of their sin and surrender their lives to the Lord. I pray that true revival might break out in this land and around the world, beginning with our governmental leaders and all of those in authority.
I pray that God would humble the heart of our president before the land that he might recognize his helplessness apart from God and that he might fully surrender his life to Him. And that he might call on the people of this nation to examine their own hearts and lives, and call upon the salvation of the Lord, that they might turn from their wicked ways and begin to be lives which are pleasing to God through the transforming power of the blood of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit.
I pray that now, just as most are prisoners trapped inside their own homes, they might be set free from the sin that binds them in slavery and captivity. As my fellow inmate “W,” who came to know Jesus in a real way exactly 3 weeks ago today, tells other prisoners “I may be in prison, but for the first time I am free, completely free!”
I wish I could capture his joy and enthusiasm and convey it to you. What a remarkable transformation! I pray God multiplies this by millions during these difficult times! Maranatha, Lord Jesus come!