Relief - Weekly Devotional
This week's focus: Relief
Relief is described as:
- removal or lightening of something oppressive, painful, or distressing
- things that are given to help people who are victims
In so many ways, Jesus, you have brought me relief through your grace, and I thank you. I pray that you would draw near to your people this election season and use us to bring your relief to the world around us. May our votes and our participation in this election affect relief, especially for those who are experiencing oppression, pain or distress. Make us your relief for victims in our world today. (For further reading, see Psalm 143)
2 Thessalonians 1:5-7 (NIV)
“All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result, you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.”
In Your Prayers, Also Remember:
- The Trump Administration released a map showing what the borders of Israel and the proposed Palestinian state would look like under what the President called the ‘Deal of the Century’ last Tuesday. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel. Pray for the Holy Spirit to continue to move mightily in the Holy Land. Learn more here.
- Today begins the first major contest in the US presidential primary season with the Iowa caucuses. Pray for wisdom for voters and for safe and fair elections this year. "My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble" Proverbs 3:21-23
We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
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