40 Days of Prayer to Change America
(Day 19: Social Justice)
"Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." --- Isaiah 1:17
The church must emulate Jesus, who always sought out the least and the lowest. If we listen to Isaiah and seek justice, encourage the oppressed, defend the cause of the fatherless and plead the case of the widow, we would be thought of in a much better way in our society. We might not have such nice buildings or such fancy programs but our reputation would surely be better. And our nation would be changed!
Ask the Lord to show you those who are hurting and need you to reach out to them with the love of Jesus. Pray for a Sprirt of compassion to come over the church in the U.S. so that we will begin seriously to live out the lifestyle of Jesus in our communities.
- Ask Him for the strength of His Holy Spirit to enable you to obey His Word.
- Pray for a fresh wave of fear of the Lord to fall upon the church in America.
Lord, forgive us. We have so often made church about us and our needs and wants. In the process we have ignored those who were hurting right down the street from our buildings. Please help us to see people, really see them, as You do.
(reprinted from Charisma magazine)