Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Global 40 Days of Prayer: Devotional: Day 8

AUGUST 13, 2013

To encourage persistent, hope-filled prayer until the justice of the Lord is seen on the earth.
"Will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly" (Luke 18:7-8 NASB).
Injustice throughout the world has reached monumental proportion.  From drug cartels, terrorist organizations, rebel factions and natural disasters, injustice seems to be to common place throughout the earth.  If we are not careful, the overwhelming reality of negative circumstances can discourage us from believing that the Lord will hear our prayers and will act with justice. 
In Luke 18:7-8, Jesus promises us that when we pray continually and fervently, the Lord will not just hear our prayers but will answer with "quick justice". Jesus began chapter 18 with a strong exhortation that we should always pray and not lose heart.  Discouragement comes easily to all of us when it appears the Lord is not responding with answers to our prayers. 2 Corinthians 1:20 declares that the promises of God through Jesus will be established.  We cannot lose heart even as the Lord delays His answers to our petitions. 
As we cry out for the great release of the Lord's justice and the redemption of one billion souls, it is important not to let the circumstances of this unjust world cause our hearts to lose hope.  Our God is a God of justice.  No one desires justice on the earth more than the Lord. He promises to release His justice as we continue to pray with hope and endurance.  Join with us as we continue to pray and not lose heart until we see the justice of the Lord released upon the earth.
God of justice, we pray with faith and fervency. Release your justice on the earth. Exalt the name of Jesus and release the revelation of Your Son to the lost and the destitute. We will continue to cry out day and night until Your justice is seen on the earth. Amen!
Continue in prayer using the 4 prayer points as the Lord leads you. 

Four Prayer points:
*Pray for a worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit for revival and transformation of the nations of the world.
*Pray for a billion people to find Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord.

*Pray for an end to abortion and for God to turn back the tide of death and immorality that is sweeping the nations of the world.

*Pray for a multiplication of prayer, praise and worship to God across the world as never before, to bring great glory to God.

Today's devotional courtesy of:
Jim Hester
International House of Prayer, Kansas City MO 

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