Sunday June 1, 2014 “Rescue From the Oppressors”

Nehemiah 9:27 “Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their enemies,
Who oppressed them; And in the time of their trouble, When they cried to You,
You heard from heaven; And according to Your abundant mercies
You gave them deliverers who saved them From the hand of their enemies.”
Following Israel’s possession of the land God gave to them by promise, God’s people became disobedient, they rebelled, cast God’s Word aside as worthless and killed those who spoke the word from heaven that would direct the people back to the Lord. Our nation’s history mirrors that of Israel of old. Nehemiah’s rehearsing of the return of the people to God gives us a recipe for our way back to God’s favor today.
Tonight as we unite our hearts and prayers between the house of 6-9 pm (all time zones) in prayers of agreement, let us be encouraged that when Israel hit bottom is when God reached down and picked them up. There is still reason to hope.
Prayer focus #1 “God delivered the people into the hands of their enemies who oppressed them.” It seems for a few years the ideas of men and demons have dominated the media and our nation’s moral compass. Pray tonight that God’s people who have remained faithful will remain strong and not be discouraged by the oppression of evil and darkness that covers the land. Also pray that the darkness be dispelled as Gods people pray, act and speak with God-given authority.
Prayer Focus #2 “In the time of their trouble, when they cried to you, you heard from heaven.” These words we read from v.27 are meant to give people of all generations hope. Christian believers throughout America’s history: The Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars I and II, the recent war in Iraq and Afghanistan and all others in between. Storms, earthquakes, literal and financial, the family and marriage crises, and many other things all have troubled the land. All of these “troubles” should turn God’s people to fervent prayer. “Crying out to God.” Pray in agreement tonight that all Christians in America be spiritually in tune with the true conditions America faces today and cry out to God who has promised he would hear our prayers.
Prayer Focus #3 “According to your abundant mercies You gave them deliverers who saved them from the hand of their enemies.” V.27 In America today we need “deliverers” both spiritual and governmental who will open their hearts to God and lead people out of the stupor of indifference and satisfaction with the “status quo.”
Pray in agreement tonight that godly and influential people will see themselves as ones blessed by God to be deliverers in our day like Samson, Gideon and other Judges were in their day. Pray that those men and women be willing to pay the price financially and otherwise to serve the Lord in ways that will restore our land with righteousness and justice. Also pray that Christians will support such people in their God-given role as deliverers.
Thank you for joining us for this time of intercession for America and please invite others to join us daily at wearethepeople.me.

 

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