Standing in the Gap

The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
    Exalted be God my Savior!
He is the God who avenges me,
    who subdues nations under me,
who saves me from my enemies.
You exalted me above my foes;
    from a violent man you rescued me.
Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing the praises of your name.
He gives his king great victories;
    he shows unfailing love to his anointed,
    to David and to his descendants forever. Psalm 18:46-50

As King David concluded this psalm, he gives praise to the One who made it all happen. “I will praise you, Lord, among the nations” is something we read a lot from David.

There are two nations in our times I’d love to see the Lord exalted in: Syria and South Sudan. Christians in both of these nations are being persecuted and slaughtered. Would you pray for the Believers in Syria and South Sudan right now? They are on the front lines of enemy strongholds, namely Islam. But God is greater and mightier than the swords, guns, and mortar fire of Islam.

But He also desire His people to “stand in the gap” (Ezekiel 22:30) for those who cannot. The prayers do not need to be elaborate or wordy, just passionate.

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