The following blog post was written here in March of 2020. I’m reposting it today because this prayer remains relevant and the call for the church to be holy is still ringing loudly.
I’ve been seeing videos on social media where people are literally fighting over toilet paper. Shoving, clawing, even biting fellow shoppers.
My heart breaks. It breaks for I glimpse just a mild foreshadowing of what is to come.
If people are reacting this way now, I don’t even want to imagine how it’s going to be when untold numbers of people disappear and the wrath of God begins to pour out upon the earth.
Lord, help us. Flood your people with your Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, flood us with rivers of living water. Enable us to shine Your Light, dispelling the darkness.
Forgive us for our complacency. Forgive us for our materialism. Forgive us for conforming to the patterns of this world and making an idol of it. We have committed spiritual adultery and fornication and have both neglected You and taken You for granted. May we never again abuse Your grace.
Give us clean, pure, hearts devoted to You. May we draw closer to You, knowing in turn You will draw closer to us. May our eyes from this day forth be focused only upon You. May we seek for ways to serve You. May we walk in a way worthy of our calling.
Lord, may we be found worthy to escape the things to come.
Thank you for your finished work on the cross. Thank you for loving us and showing us true Love, for You are Love. Thank you for grace and mercy and may we never again abuse it. May we never again bring shame to Your Name.
In the Holy, Precious Name above all names, Jesus CHRIST-Yeshua HaMashiach, Amen.