Tuesday’s Prayers for America ((9/2/2014)

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Solomon’s temple was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC. The Jews were either killed or carried off into captivity to Babylonia.

The Jewish exiles than returned under Ezra and Nehemiah in 537 BC to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and to begin building a new temple, which was labeled Zerubbabel’s temple. This temple was completed and dedicated in 515 BC.

Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it now? Is it not as nothing in your eyes? Haggai 2:3)

The older Jews who remembered Solomon’s glorious temple wept with a loud voice when they looked at Zerubbabel’s much smaller and more ordinary temple.

Yet, the Lord said, “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former…”

Today, I prayed:

Lord, help us American believers to quickly forget what lies behind us in our nation and to reach forward to what lies ahead. So that we continually press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ, never weeping over our yesterdays and embracing You as our Ancient of Days each moment of our lives. (Based on Philippians 3:13-14 and Daniel 7:22)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for America.

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8 responses to “Tuesday’s Prayers for America ((9/2/2014)

  1. Larry, it’s amazing that you brought up the destruction of Solomon’s temple today. I just read this morning in The One Year Christian History Devotional that on September 2, 70 A.D., Titus and the Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem. As Jesus predicted, not one stone was left standing on the other. It seemed impossible to believe in Jesus’ time, but it came to pass 37 years after Jesus died. Interestingly, before Jesus prophesied the destruction of the temple, he first told them about the signs of OUR times, the last days in Luke 21. I think you’re tapping into something here, especially on September 2, 2014.

  2. Lift the Cross of Jesus,

    Wow! I’ve written quite a few articles about the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 70 AD, but I absolutely gave it no thought today when I wrote this article.

    Thanks and God bless you.

  3. You’re in tune, Larry. Don’t doubt it. There is a rhythm to all this and you hit on it today without realizing it!

  4. Fig Tree Chance

    I keep getting the phrase,”Start Here, Start Now”–probably a future post, but definitely applies to prayers, especially for restoration. There’s my 2 cents, Professor Bubba.

  5. Fig Tree Chance,

    Thanks. I certainly believe in restoration, but restoration to the Master may be totally different than what we believe it will be.

  6. I loved this prayer, to not weep over what was but reach ahead, Mr Larry. Thank you! And what a God thing that Lift The Cross brought to you! And what a blessing Figgy brought to start here, start now!
    I was reading , praying and writing from Luke 14:16-18, thankful that He has invited many and praying for us /me to be willing and ready when He calls.
    God bless you!

  7. Debbie,

    Thanks. I also prayed along with your prayer. God bless you.

  8. Fig Tree, the word, “Start here, start now,” is very sweet, I believe from The Lord. He is gently awakening his bride right now, thanks to intercessors like Larry who’s been fasting and praying every Tuesday for America. I am undone when I hear that kind of faithfulness. And to hear Debbie chime in as well and know that we are each being stirred …. Sweet to my soul.

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