“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).
Most of us do not look at ourselves as “world-changers.” We do not see ourselves as having the power or influence to change the direction of nations. As Christians, however, we affirm the power of God to impact the nations. That power is released through the prayers of people just like you and me. Would you make a commitment today to change your world? Take a step in prayer. Begin to pray more for the people around you, as well as for world leaders and the flow of world events. Bring the amazing power of God to bear upon this world and see what our awesome God will do!
Lord of the Harvest, please give me a heart to seek Your will for the nations so that my prayers will bear fruit for Your kingdom. Help me to have a heart for my family, friends, neighbors and co-workers so that I will begin to love each one as you love them.
–Adapted from the article, Intercession: Unleashing God’s Power on Earth by Dave Butts. Click the link to read the rest of the article. Check out Dave’s new book Forgotten Power: A Simple Theology of a Praying Church available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount on the book.
Praise God for his leadership over the redeemed because of his unfailing love and strength (Ex. 15:11, 13). Give thanks for leaders who speak the Word of God to you (Heb. 13:7). Confess your lack of recognizing God’s leadership through others that he brings into your life and your failure to support them with your prayers (1 Tim. 2:1-2). Commit yourself to following God’s leadership as he brings you into a land “flowing with milk and honey” (Num. 14:8). Ask God to help you be a good leader in bringing others to him.
Ask that all Christians will “walk the walk” and not just “talk the talk” that will lead others to salvation in Jesus.
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