Join us in today’s devotion and prayer-

Read Malachi 3 in your favorite version or in the following KJV and then join us in praying below:

Malachi 3

3 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:

3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.

6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts.

13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?

14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts?

15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.

16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.

17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. (KJV)

Our Father,

We praise Your name and thank You for being the One that we can always depend upon; the only God who never changes and always fulfills his Word and promises.

We look forward to the coming again of Your Son Jesus; by Your Holy Spirit help us and guide us to follow Your teaching that we might be refined and become good loving examples of Your love before everyone. We want our lives to be a blessing and an offering to you.

We also thank You for the forgiveness that comes to us through the blood of Jesus that washes away all of our sins and mistakes in the process.

Lord, in the midst of all of the distress brought upon our nation by the political conflicts and the current world-wide chaos and wars, we pray that the people of America would return to You and the faith we once had in former generations.

You have promised if we return to You then You would return to us. We are looking and hoping for a new spiritual awakening in this land and also a Great Harvest in every nation that will go far beyond all of the revivals in the past.

Father, let this be the time when Your Spirit is poured out upon all flesh, this nation, and every nation and people of the earth; so that the whole earth might be filled with the knowledge of Your glory, as the waters cover the sea. Let it be.

In the name of Your Son Jesus, Amen.

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