Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love! 27 Let them know that this is your hand; you, O Lord, have done it!
Let us pray that the Lord would save and establish his Church in our land, appealing to His steadfast love for us. His “steadfast love” could be termed His “covenant love.” Meaning that he has bound Himself with a vow to pour His extravagant love out upon us for all eternity. He has joined us to the Son and made us one with Him by the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor 6:17) By Faith we have believed upon Christ, and by that same faith we were sealed (stamped in our being with the Signet ring of God) by the Holy Spirit with a new nature also in Christ (Eph 1:13). We should collectively appeal in prayer to God together, praying His Word together, claiming His promises together, and reminding ourselves corporately of what God has ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED for us in Christ!
Let us pray that the Lord will do a work of salvation and grace among us as a Church, in our extended families, friends, and our cities. Think about this. We occupy as a body Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne, Chapel Hill, Mt Juliet, Woodbury, and McMinnville. We have Gospel seeds in seven Middle Tennessee cities. Let us pray to our Lord that He would “Let them know that this is your hand; you, O Lord, have done it!” May the Lord Jesus Christ be exalted among the nations. However, we should not forget that the way He is exalted in the nations is through His exaltation in the Church, His Kingdom. We are the instrument (the Church) that the Lord has chosen to reveal Himself through. We have been given the ministry of reconciliation. (2 Cor 5:18) And this ministry will move forward only as we advance it from our knees in humble submission to the Lord. We are in a spiritual war and only spiritual weapons will do. The Word of God AND PRAYER… the old standards, are the weapons of our warfare.
Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. (Jeremiah 6:16)