Call to Prayer for Our Nation

2 Chronicles 32:7-8

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.

Hezekiah, the King of Judah, was faced with probably the biggest army ever seen in the land until this time.  Physically speaking, Hezekiah did not have a chance.  Nevertheless, Hezekiah was not downcast, as his faith was not in himself, his own abilities, or even in his own army.  Hezekiah looked to Almighty God for deliverance as he confessed to his people that God is mightier than the entire army of the Assyrians.

Hezekiah’s faith was fully justified by God’s response when God miraculously delivered them from their enemy.  The manner in which God delivered them also speaks volumes to us.  In 2 Kings 19:35, it tells us that 185,000 warriors were killed by the force God sent against them.  You would think that must have been a huge force, but you would be wrong.  God sent only one angel who single-handedly destroyed the entire Syrian army.  This is the God whom we worship.

Today we are facing an unprecedented array of powers.  There have been many totalitarian regimes down through history, but never before has there been a worldwide totalitarian regime controlling all the levers of power.  The power we have allowed those who rule us to accumulate is frightening and would be extremely worrying were it not that we also have the strong arm of God on our side.

The powers arrayed against us have been blinded by Satan into thinking they can win the war.  Satan already knows the war is lost and that he is condemned, but he is determined to take as many as he can with him to hell.  Those fighting against God have already lost, but just do not know it yet.

We have an enormous battle on our hands that can only be won by the same method as Hezekiah adopted.  The weapon we need to succeed against this formidable foe is prayer.  When we pray to almighty God and ask him to fight the battle for us and put our total trust in him, then we, like Hezekiah can say “Greater is the power with us than against us”.

No power can ever prevail against God, so we need God on our side.  There are thousands of us in this movement.  Imagine if every one of us got on our knees and sought God’s help.  Imagine thousands of prayer warriors on our knees before Almighty God, handing this battle over to him.  Let us all get onto our knees and ask for God’s help, in the knowledge that he has already promised to grant us whatever we request.

Then let us rejoice when seeing the great powers of this world collapse and fall into the dust when God sends only one angel to confound them all.  The powers of this world think they control every major means of communication, but they have forgotten or overlooked the greatest of all, the power of prayer to a God who is able and willing to come to the rescue of his people.

We are faced with one of the biggest threats ever faced by mankind.  Let us collectively, set aside five minutes, starting at 10:00 am on the 31st of October to seek God’s face.  Please remember the words of God himself in 2 Chronicles 7:14.

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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land

Our land needs to be healed, and our sins need to be forgiven.  If we only humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face, and turn from our wicked ways, then God has promised us he will heal our land.  Let us make it happen.

Turn to God in prayer and repentance on behalf of our nation on the 31st of October at 10:00 am.  It doesn’t matter what time zone you are in, God is listening 24/7.  Just get on your knees at 10:00 am and seek God’s face to save our nation.  I don’t care if you have never prayed before.  Just talk to God like you talk to any other person, he is listening.  I don’t care if you are not a Christian, God is still listening for your prayer.

If we turn to God and humble ourselves before him, you will see a mighty change sweep this land.  So please, set aside 5 minutes at 10:00 am on Sunday 31st October, get down on your knees before the living God and ask for his help.

Finally, share this with every awake person you know, whether they are a Christian or not.  Everyone needs to pray.

3 thoughts on “Call to Prayer for Our Nation”

  1. Dear Jim, WHAT A MASSIVE ENCOURAGEMENT AND INSPIRATION YOU ARE in writing this piece. This is exactly right.

    “Please God, send the wind of Your Holy Spirit throughput the world and in the midst of the valley of dry bones, raise a mountain of an army willing to stand and fight. Thank you for giving us such a mighty weapon – even prayer! Amen”

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