40 Days of Prayer to Change America
(Day 40: Intercession)
"For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet, who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" --- Esther 4:14
The story of Esther becoming queen at a crucial time in the history of the Jewish people has inspired many through the years. The Jews faced annihilation at the hands of their enemies. Esther risked her life if she spoke out, but her cousin, Mordecai's words gave her the courage she needed. He appealed to the timing of her part in this drama, "for such a time as this." (Esth. 4:14)
Like Esther, we live in perilous times in which our nation is under assault from foreign enemies and from those within who have failed to understand the critical role of the Christian faith to the greatness of America. It is a situation that cannot simply be fixed by a new leader, new plan or different strategy. We need the intervention of God!
God steps in when his people passionately ask Him to. The most important thing Christians can do for America is to pray. In those days of distress, the Lord is raising up a people who will intercede with faith and fervency! You are answering the call.
- Pray for discernment of the days in which we live and to know how you should pray.
- Pray for a Spirit of Prayer to come over the church.
Father, thank You that You hear us when we call. Give us an understanding of the times in which we live and Your purposes for our nation. Align our prayers with Your desires. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
(reprinted from Charisma magazine)