WHAT IF HIS PEOPLE PRAYED


This writing is based on the current states of affairs in our country (South Africa) and the well known verse – 2 Chronicles 7, verse 14

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Let’s take a few steps back and look at the current state of affairs in our country. Eighteen years ago, we received the status of democracy, all South Africans are seen as equal – with this equality all people should be seen, all people should be listened to, all have rights to equal opportunities. Including the equal opportunity to life – at Marikana, many lives had been taken away from them, during the truck strike, lots of damages occurred to business properties, many lives were lost as well. Petrol prices hiked more than ten times since the introduction of the new government, not to mention electricity, inflation, house prices etc. The president is planning alterations to his house, costing the tax payer over 200 million rand (approx 23.2 million US Dollars), the country is experiencing huge financial difficulties, yet his house renovations is costing the country large amounts of money.

With all of this in mind now my dear friend, fellow believer, everyone;
I urge all that we as a nation should bow down to Our God,
I urge all to humble themselves,
I urge that we all start praying for our nation, our country;
I urge that we all seek the face of God Almighty,
I urge that we will turn from our wicked ways…

God says in His word, in 2 Chronicles 7, verse 14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

My friend I encourage you today, let’s take God Word for what It is, His Word is true, His Word will not return void (Isaiah 55 v 11). Friends, we should take the stand for what is right and pray to God Almighty – this goes to show that there is a lack of prayer amongst us Christians, or if we do pray, we are not praying rightfully. We need to submit ourselves to the Almighty God, resist the devil, and draw near to God; we need to cleanse our hands and our heart (James 4)

Friends, I don’t mean to be harsh, I don’t mean to force guilt upon anyone, because if that be the case – I would be first in line, i`d be the biggest culprit. Let us all pray to God Almighty for ourselves, for our family, for our friends, for our children, for our youth, for our enemies, for those far away from us, for our country, for the world to all draw near to God.

I’ve also included the honest lyrics of a group called Casting Crowns (I`m not promoting them, but they sing honest music) – the song is called: “what is His people prayed”. Here are the lyrics:

WHAT IF HIS PEOPLE PRAYED

What if the armies of the Lord
Picked up and dusted off their swords
Vowed to set the captives free
And not let Satan have one more

What if the church for heaven’s sake
Finally stepped up to the plate
Took and stand upon God’s promise
And stormed hell’s rusty gates

What if His people prayed
And those who bear His name
Would humbly seek His face
And turn from their own way

And what would happen if we prayed
For those raised up to lead the way
Then maybe kids in school could pray
And unborn children see light of day

What if the life that we pursue
Came from a hunger for the truth
What if the family turned to Jesus
Stopped asking Oprah what to do

What if His people prayed
And those who bear His name
Would humbly seek His face
And turn from their own way

He said that they would hear
His promise has been made
He’s answered loud and clear, Yeah
If only we would pray

If My people called by My name
If they’ll humble themselves and pray
If My people called by My name
If they’ll humble themselves and pray

What if His people prayed
And those who bear His name
Would humbly seek His face, Yeah
And turn from their own way

He said that they would hear
His promise has been made
He’s answered loud and clear, Yeah
If only we would pray

What if His people prayed?

GOD BLESSES YOU ALL!

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