Happy New Week! How was your weekend? I hope you had a lovely Christmas celebration.
The Lord said in Ezekiel 22:30 that "I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one."
Seriously? So, God found no one to stand in the gap of prayer? Really?
Could the people have thought there were some people interceding to God on behalf of their land?
Could the people have thought they will intercede to God on behalf of their land later? As per procastination?
Could the people have been discouraged in the place of prayer?
You have a responsibility to intercede in the place of prayer for your beloved country and those the Lord lays on your heart.
The heart of God is searching for those who will answer the call to stand in the gap to pray for others and their nation. As you are standing in the gap in the place of prayer, sometimes you may wait for many years to witness God's answer to the prayer that you are interceding to God about, or it may occur beyond your lifetime on this earth.
Abraham believed God would give him descendants that were more than the stars in heaven. Do you know that Abraham did not live to see the promise? Nevertheless, he believed the promise would come to pass. Aren't we all a descendant of Abraham? Aren't we all a fulfilment of God's promise to Abraham?
So, as you intercede on behalf of your nation, be encouraged and know that one day God will answer your prayers. Keep praying! Keep interceding!
A Scripture for you: Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere (Ephesians 6:18).
Have a lovely evening!