Tuesday’s Prayers for America (10/14/2014)

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“You are called to a ministry of reconciliation,” said the elder as he prayed over me during a small church service.

I probably nodded my head and may have even uttered, “Amen, brother,” but to be honest, I thought it was one of those vanilla-flavored prophecies that fits most Christians and could have been spoken by a McDonalds’ cashier during rush hour on a Saturday night.  There didn’t seem to be much pizazz in the word reconciliation. So I spent almost no time meditating or praying about the man’s prophecy.

This took place over twenty-five years ago and guess what? I have spent the last two or three years praying for reconciliation and renewal centers to be birthed on the West Coast.

Admittedly, I am a little slow sometimes.

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)

The word reconciliation in the Greek means: “restoration to the favor of God to sinners that repent and put their trust in the atonement and death of Christ.”

Today, I prayed:

Father, I pray that You raise up thousands of ambassadors for Christ in America who implore people to be reconciled to God through Christ Your Son. (Based on 2 Corinthians 5:20)

What do you think and did the Lord speak 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 (10/14/2014)

  1. Larry, you have my laughing in my chair. Really? A prophetic word that could have been delivered by a McDonald’s cashier during rush hour? You are a hoot!

    As to what the Lord is saying to me . . . I could use some help, actually. Do you (or does anyone on this blog) know where to find a good commentary on Isaiah 9? I need to study that chapter. I don’t get it. It seems like Isaiah’s writings jump all over the place. Anyway, Isaiah 9 literally talks about “boots on the ground” and he prophesied that people would burn those war boots! In fact, the war boots and war coats would go up in flames. I know I’m being pointed in the right direction, but commentaries by John Wesley and Matthew Henry and even Dr. Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible haven’t given me insight yet. Hmmm . . .

  2. Lift there Cross of Jesus,

    Thanks. My wife says I look at life as though I am reading a comic book. It does help to have a sense of humor.

    I tend to use Jamieson, Fausset & Brown as a commentary. Probably because I’m used to it. You can check it out here:

    http://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/jfb/Isa/Isa_009.cfm?a=688001

    God bless you in your search.

  3. Mr. Larry, I was so blown away by your post and prayer, not seeing how important reconcilliation is . . .but God knew! Praying with you now!
    I was reminded in John 11:3, how much He loves us, as Martha and Mary sent to Him, saying, “he whom You love is sick.” Praying for American believers , whom He loves, that are either physically sick or spiritually sick, today.
    Thank you for sharing and teaching us in the way you do. God bless you!

  4. Debbie,

    Thanks. I am praying with you about the physically and spiritually sick. God bless you.

  5. Larry,
    Interestingly, this Sunday we had the privilege to listen to a missionary (native to Afghanistan) at our church who spoke about being Christ’s ambassadors. He spoke about the horrific encounters of our brothers and sisters in northern Iraq. He spoke our ministry of reconciliation and what it means to be employed by God to be the Light of Christ, even to the darkest soul. It was almost too much to comprehend. Grace, I guess, is like that, incomprehensible…
    Thanks for this thought provoking post!

  6. Heidi,

    I was of the worst of the worst who was saved by grace. So, to me, grace is incomprehensible, but I am sure thankful for it. God bless you.

  7. Today He spoke words of love. We are never worthy. Praise God the Father of our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ who has redeemed us.

  8. Holly Michael,

    It was His love that caused me to repent and for that I am forever thankful.

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