Join us in today’s devotion and prayer-
Read the Psalm in your favorite version or in the following KJV and then join us in praying below:
79 O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.
3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
4 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
5 How long, Lord? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?
6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.
7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake.
10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants
which is shed.
11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
12 And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will show forth thy praise to all generations. (KJV)
Praise your name O Lord; praise your name. We your people and the sheep of your pasture will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will praise your name.
Help us O God of our salvation, in the name of your Son Jesus, and for the glory of your name. Deliver us from war and the rumors of war and the chaos in the world for your name’s sake and prove your Word to be true to this generation. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Why should the enemies of your people say, ‘They serve a false religion and worship a false God.’
We cry out for the thousands who bare the name of your Son Jesus and are being persecuted supposedly in your name by a people who believe in a prophet you did not send and a book with teachings you did not write.
Rise up and hear the cries of your people in the Middle East and Africa that are being slaughtered and enslaved every day. Let the truth ring across the land and let your Kingdom come down in the midst of your people and protect your servants. Let your true Word be preached and let signs and wonders confound the enemy and let your church expand exponentially in the face of persecution and death.
We also cry out for the Christians in China and in North Korea who are being persecuted and jailed for their faith. Let the prisoners go free and release them from the destiny that the enemy has crafted for them. Let your Kingdom come and let your will and Word be done in every nation.
Let many of the very persecutors and killers of your people be converted to the truth of your Son Jesus Christ. Let a secret revival rise up in their midst and surprise them with your love. For you so loved the world that you gave your only Son; even for those who are killing your servants and destroying your church. Let Your real truth and Word set them free in the name of Jesus.
In Jesus name, Amen.