No Time for Wimpy Prayers

2 Chronicles 20:9 – If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before you—for your name is in this house—and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.

Dr. David Jeremiah recently said, “In the middle of the uncertainty that surrounds us, it is difficult for us to think of a better thing to do than to pray. And it is difficult to think of a better prayer than the one spoken by a desperate but confident Judean King Jehoshaphat” (today’s verse).

In both the Old and New Testaments, the concept of crying out to God reveals much more than just voicing a quick “wimpy” prayer. Cries to God come in times of deep distress, and they come from your innermost being when your “gut is wrenched” with anguish. Crying out to God also involves your concentration. It is a fervent expression of your faith in God, your trust in His goodness, your confidence in His power. You cry out when you encounter a great problem you cannot solve or a burdensome obstacle you cannot overcome. Your own words to a Mighty God humble you as you cry out, for you are helpless and only God can deliver you.

Psalm 50:15 says, “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” Whether God’s glory erupts across America once the turbulence of the COVID-19 virus is ended, or whether men and women will glorify themselves, will depend on how urgently His people cry out to Him.  Then you will be able to find what Jehoshaphat and the people found, “Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid, and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s.’”

Pray With Us

Jehovah Nissi, God our Deliverer, You have shown me in the past and across history what You are able to do. You have delivered Your people from sword, judgment, pestilence and famine. Today, You know the properties of the virus that has the world in distress, and You know how to remove it from us. God, I cry out to You today. Humbly, I ask that You intervene, hear the cries of Your people, rise up and deliver us, to the praise of Your glory, and Yours alone. In Jesus Name,


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