Arise, Lord

28 Apr Arise, Lord

We ask you to “Arise, Lord!  Lift up your hand, O God.  Do not forget the helpless.”  Cause your Church to lift up her voice, her hands and feet for you to use.  Let us not sit idly by & miss the moment.

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PERSPECTIVE

BECAUSE…

Our Lord has a broken heart and grieves with each man, woman, boy or girl being terrorized.  He also grieves for His church in the entire region that is being systematically eliminated.  Our Lord’s name is being twisted — not honored – even trampled!

We must not only notice. Like young David when thugs challenged Israel’s army, he noticed and responded with a true and higher perspective: “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?”  His response was if to say, “I can’t sit idly by when God’s name is at stake.”  Our weapons today are prayer and then urgent action.

BECAUSE…

So few believers still don’t understand that most of the more than 200,000 Syrians, who have died, have gone into eternity without Jesus.

BECAUSE…

U.N. spokesmen and Angelina Jolie have been the key voices, without a reasoned & compassionate Christian speaking up, we have to ask why not?   We must have a voice at the table.

BECAUSE…

Most who understand the situation, project years of violence ahead, without a real solution.

BECAUSE…

Prayer is more powerful than bombs and beheadings.

BECAUSE…

God’s ultimate purposes will one day be accomplished, we pray with confidence the Lord’s Prayer for Syria.

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PASSAGES

Psalm 10.12-14

Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.

Do not forget the helpless.

Why does the wicked man revile God?

Why does he say to himself,

“He won’t call me to account”?

But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;

you consider their grief and take it in hand.

The victims commit themselves to you;

you are the helper of the fatherless.

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PRAYER POINTS

•  Lord, would you raise up from your church somewhere in the world a powerful, compassionate, reasoned voice – that sees the real issue like young David – who can rally your people to make a difference in the Syrian crisis – and can also be your gracious voice to a world that desperately needs to respond?

•  Arise Lord!  Lift up your hand, O God.  Do not forget the helpless.  Cause your Church to lift up her voice, hands and feet for you to use.  Let us not sit idly by and miss the moment of opportunity.

•  You’ve given your church authority over evil kingdoms and rulers of this earth through the power of your blood and resurrection!  You’ve given us direct access to the throne of the living, merciful and mighty God.  Help us to pray with absolute confidence like you told us, that your kingdom will come & your will be done in Syria, like it is in heaven.

•  Pray also this week for Nepal and the first responders, as so many of them are believers.  Nepal’s precious people need God’s hands and feet of love expressed through his people.

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LINKS

The World Post 4-24-15
Understanding The Deadly Rise In Mediterranean Migration

www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/24/mediterranean-migrants-greece_n_7128198.html

Euro News 4-21-15
Fears that 30,000 migrants could die crossing Mediterranean in 2015
http://www.euronews.com/2015/04/21/fears-that-30000-migrants-could-die-crossing-mediterranean-in-2015/

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