We are living in great and perilous days! Now, more than ever, OUR JOB as intercessors is paramount. God has always worked through a remnant to bring about His purposes and save His people. YOU are a part of that remnant!
Each week, as we unite in prayer for our nation and it’s renewal, our collective voice is bombarding Heaven and shaking Earth. Some weeks, we pray specifically for current issues of national concern; other weeks, we join the cries and prayers of the prophets and kings of Scripture throughout Biblical history in intercession for our land.
THIS WEEK, I’m captivated by the Sons of Korah’s song for the nation of Israel in Psalm 85. I’m amazed at how relevant it is in giving a voice to our intercession for America. Some scholars believe this was written soon after the exiles returned from Babylon. Ultimately, we know this Psalm finds its fullest expression in the face of Jesus, in whom God brought ‘love and truth’ and ‘goodness and peace’ together in one man for the rescue of all humanity (Ps 85:10).
Will you join me in praying this Psalm as our collective prayer to God for OUR nation this week? We’ll be joining thousands of God’s people throughout millennia in lifting this intercession to the Father. Pray through it slowly, ask God to strategically add to your prayer, and allow Him to speak to your heart for our nation.
Psalm 85 New Century Version (NCV)
A Prayer for the Nation
85 Lord, you have been kind to your land;
you brought back the people of Jacob.
2 You forgave the guilt of the people
and covered all their sins.
3 You stopped all your anger;
you turned back from your strong anger.
4 God our Savior, bring us back again.
Stop being angry with us.
5 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you stay angry from now on?
6 Won’t you give us life again?
Your people would rejoice in you.
7 Lord, show us your love,
and save us.
8 I will listen to God the Lord.
He has ordered peace for those who worship him.
Don’t let them go back to foolishness.
9 God will soon save those who respect him,
and his glory will be seen in our land.
10 Love and truth belong to God’s people;
goodness and peace will be theirs.
11 On earth people will be loyal to God,
and God’s goodness will shine down from heaven.
12 The Lord will give his goodness,
and the land will give its crops.
13 Goodness will go before God
and prepare the way for him.
WOW! Thank you for lifting your voice up to God along with ours! Together, we’re making an enormous difference NOW and for eternity! God is moving and great things are happening! I couldn’t imagine being here without you! Keep standing, believing, and praying – renewal is taking place!