Wars and Rumors of Wars
Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Isaiah 16:3-5; Psalm 91
Lord, we thank you that You are Lord over all the Earth and that Your ways are higher than our ways. Our hearts grieve when we hear about tribe against tribe, and nation against nation. And our hearts are heavy when our nation is at war. But we stand with You, Lord God Almighty, and we pray that the nations will bow their knees to You and hear Your voice. We pray the nations of the earth will rise up in righteousness to bring liberty to the captives and peace to war torn lands. We grieve over evil rulers in the world and the demonic influence that causes hate, discontent, and domination. As we read Your Word, we know that throughout the ages there have been evil kings and good kings. What made a good king was that they loved and honored You. The evil kings worshiped other gods, they were greedy and oppressed their people. Lord, we stand in the gap for those tribes and nations who are at war, and we pray for wisdom and godliness to arise. That You would overcome great darkness with divine light. That You would cause goodness and mercy to prevail.
We pray for people groups, families and individuals who attempt to escape war torn areas and persecution. Provide them a way of escape. We ask that You would be with them, and that You would lead them into all understanding of Your divine grace and mercy, and especially that you would push back the forces of darkness that have caused blindness to the gospel, and open the Kingdom of heaven to every refugee, bringing hope, salvation, and restoration. We pray for families to be re-united. We pray for protection from abuse, hunger, and disease, and for adequate housing. We pray for protection and deliverance from exploitation and from human trafficking. Expose things hidden in darkness for the protection of all the refugees and the helpers and deliver them from the hand of the evil one. We ask that You prepare the way and remove red tape for godly organizations who will bring the help and resources required for day to day, but also that they would bring a powerful gospel message that would touch the hearts of refugees. We pray for absolute revival to run like wild-fire through refugee camps, and they would become places of discipleship, hope and strength. We pray for those ministering in refugee camps that You would protect and prepare them to minister the gospel powerfully to those in need. We pray for signs and wonders and miracles to be released in a mighty move of God. We pray for removal of godless leaders where tyranny, corruption and oppression have prevailed. Have mercy, Lord. Bring restoration. Turn the hearts of kings toward You and restore righteousness.
*And now Lord, what country would You like me to pray for, and how would You like me to pray. I am listening ___________. In Jesus Name, Amen.