Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday Night, April 27
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
PRAYING FOR YOUR COUNTRY
Psalms 122:6-9 ERV “Pray for peace in Jerusalem: “May those who love you find peace. May there be peace within your walls. May there be safety in your great buildings.” For the good of my family and neighbors, I pray that there will be peace here. For the good of the Temple of the Lord our God, I pray that good things will happen to this city.”
It’s like bad news is the only news these days; it’s either news about a missing flight; the abduction of school girls; a ferry that capsized with about 475 passengers; or the bombing of a park on a Monday morning resulting in the death of countless people.
It’s so easy for us to conclude that we are in the end times, and that there’s no need to pray since the Bible is full of prophecies of worse things: but that’s not the will of God; we are here as watchmen over lives, and through prayer we must effect as much change as we can.
I urge you to spend a few minutes in prayer tonight before you sleep: pray for the city in which you reside, pray also for your state and your country; and then for people in other nations of the world. Your prayer can make a difference.