Fast and Pray – 8/15/15
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.
The righteous considers the cause of the poor,
But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.
Scoffers set a city aflame,
But wise men turn away wrath.
If a ruler pays attention to lies,
All his servants become wicked. Proverbs 29:2,7,8,12 NKJV
Dear friends of Come Rest,
Please consider joining Kim and me in setting aside one day per week to fast and pray between now and the Presidential election in 2016. We are praying for three things.
Consider praying this daily prayer I was led to write this week. Invite other believers to join us.
A Prayer through Election Day 2016
“Lord Jesus, have mercy and help us.
Our nation does not reverently fear You and deserves its ungodly statesmen.
Your Church does not passionately love You and preserves her lukewarm state.
Our souls can be compromised with lies of the enemy, not solely comprised of the truth of Your Word.
Your shepherds sometimes tickle our ears with scripted half-truths, not constantly delighting Your heart with scriptural holiness.
We are distracted by sports and media, not discipled by our Champion and Mediator.
We settle for two political parties which both press for riches and oppress the poor; grasping for power while the unborn die before grasping for breath.
We battle for security in the false greatness of “Isms”, not resting secure in the Great I AM.
Social-ism, capital-ism, environmental-ism, libertarian-ism all put the creature, not the Creator, at the center.
No ideology, idolatry, or invention is the answer.
I turn away from all worldly sin for the sake of all the world’s people.
I now turn afresh to Your face and surrender control to You.
Help me live faithful and fruitful in, but not of, this world…this day.
Lead me into Your secret place, up on to Your Highway of Holiness and keep me there…this day.
Help me rest upon You and bear Your real fruit in my family, work, school, church, politics, city, state, and nation.
Jesus come down, return, & reign!
Holy Spirit help us come up, return, & witness to Jesus while we wait.
Mercifully bring us forth as Your royal priesthood of believers—Your faithful, fruitful Bride!
Strengthen us to fast and pray for our shepherds to be the ones we need.
Visit our present rulers and strengthen us to fast and pray for them.
We boldly come before Your throne of grace and ask not for the President we deserve…
…But for the President You desire—a President who desires nothing but Your Kingdom and Your Righteousness. Amen.”
We love you all!
Richard and Kim Speight
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