Today's Reading: Matthew 6: 9-15
K E Y V E R S E S:
"Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" Mt6: 10
After praising the name of God, Jesus encourages us to pray for His Kingdom to be established and his will to be done. Our desire as believers is to see the rule and reign of Jesus over the Earth - seeing people saved, healed, restored and set free. At the moment, the world is in chaos, many we know are being isolated, and may feel very alone. Many around the world are ill, some are dying because of this outbreak. The cry of our heart is 'Lord, heal our nation', not just physically but spiritually! 'Lord send a revival!' We see this amazing promise in God's word - it's an 'if' and 'then' promise!
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek myface and turnfrom their wicked ways, then I will hearfrom heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" 2ch7:14
As we lay aside our agendas, purify ourselves and seek Gods heart for our nation then the Lord says He will hear from heaven, forgive our sin and heal our land. This is a beautiful scripture, but requires a response from us to look at how we live, to make sure we are living humble lives that honour God in all we do. Today let us bring before God the names and situations that we know about that need the intervention of God.
• Jar of Names - Write down names of those people you are praying for and place them in a jar. Each day draw a name from the jar (maybe even one each) to pray for. Maybe you could send a message of love and encouragements.
• Pray for our Governments and those in authority over us and the health care providers at this time.
• Pray for our church leaders and their families.
• Pray for all those ill, isolated, in financial difficulty or otherwise affected by this pandemic.