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God's purposes are often achieved by the most simple events directed by His Providence in ordinary ways that lead unerringly to the fulfillment of His will and purpose.
Take, for instance, the meeting between Saul, the soon-to-be-king, and the prophet Samuel. If you take time to read the account, (1Samuel 9:1-10), you will see that God had already made a choice, this is why the chapter begins with a description of Saul.
But then, what leads him to Samuel and his anointing as king, begins with the loss of 3 donkeys. Actually, it probably starts with a negligent servant who forgot to tie the donkeys or put them in their corral.
This is Providence: "The continuing and often unseen activity of God in sustaining his universe, providing for the needs of every creature, and preparing for the completion of his eternal purposes." (1) Or, "that continued exercise of the divine energy, whereby the Creator preserves all His creatures, is operative in all that comes to pass in the world, and directs all things to their appointed end." (2)
Although people are free to act as they please, God weaves it all to fulfill His own will and purpose. Ordinary decisions, failures, and even wrath, (See Psalm 76:10 and the comment below (3), are all woven, by the Lord into the story of His unfolding and unfailing Will.
Psa. 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.
In other words, God accomplishes whatsoever He wants without difficulty. (About that last verse, just ask Jonah re the fish that was there just where they tossed him out of the boat, and just in time to swallow him before he drowned.
Encouraged by this view of God's sovereignty and Providence, we prayed in the faith that God is moving to fulfill His plan, in spite of what it looks like to us.
We prayed for the elections
Most of those who pray for Israel, think they know quite clearly what God's next step should be; we are no exemption many times. But God's Wisdom far surpasses human ways, and we pleaded with Him to exercise His providential interventions in the affairs of man.
Much of our system is corrupt, there is an enormous volume of wheeling and dealing between the parties, manipulation of the media is a daily occurrence. And yet, God is sovereign and though unseen He is working out His purposes according to His Word!
- We thanked God for His Providence in our lives
- We thanked God for His Providence in our nation
- We asked the Lord to work, in and through all of what "man" is doing, and bringing about the right coalition, that will serve the nation best.
- We prayed the manipulations of man will actually end up bringing His will to pass
- We upheld before the Lord His many promises to Israel (you can pick any that are on your heart and mind to pray into.)
- We prayed for God's agenda to come to pass, although each party has its own agenda for the nation
- We thanked God for his amazing Providence in the time of Esther. Ezra and Nehemiah would not have been had it not been for her and Mordechai. We cried out to the Lord for His overruling in all of Israel's affairs.
We prayed for the security of this nation in the light of Providence.
"The army's Northern Command said Thursday it had canceled all leave for combat brigades on Israel's northern border, just hours after the military's commander in the north warned Israel would offer a "harsh" response to any Hezbollah attack." (4)
"The fact that Israel has found it necessary to attack targets so far from its traditional area of military operations close to its immediate borders is indicative of the alarming escalation that has taken place in recent months in the threat Iran poses to Israeli security." (5)
- We thanked God for the recent successes Israel has had in thwarting a significant terror attack from Syria, and the destruction of a munitions facility in the very heartland of Hezbollah.
- "Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him." (This was Moses' declaration whenever the cloudy pillar moved ahead to the next resting place, all towards the promised land (Psalm 68). We declared it, thanked God for His moving to fulfill His Word, and pleaded with Him that he will also cause those who hate Him to flee from His presence.
- We asked the Lord to cause our army providentially to be placed in strategic places
- We asked the Lord to providentially, work out Israel's readiness for the promised Hezbollah retaliation
- We prayed for all the intelligence Israel needs regarding the enemy's intentions and plans
- We asked for the Lord Himself to show up on the battle field as in 2Chro 20:22, or Zechariah 12:4, 8-9
- We prayed for God's Providence in protecting the people if and when the rockets start flying
- We expressed our faith and trust and confidence in the Almighty, Sovereign, Merciful Redeemer of Israel
We prayed for Israel's redemption
The scriptures describe a sudden providential opening of the heavens and a colossal outpouring of the Holy Spirit of Grace and Repentance. It will be as shocking as the Day of Pentecost was to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. The main feature of this outpouring will be the revelation of the Son of God as the one we pierced, (crucified.) For those of us, who live in the daily grind of this land, it's hard to imagine such a sudden change. Yet it will be!!!
We prayed into this "suddenly" of Zechariah 12:10
- We thanked God for the Grace it will be - such an outpouring!
- In a moment the veil will be taken off our people's eyes
- In a moment we shall see Him, our King and Redeemer
- We thanked God for the coming end of our estrangement from Him
- We pleaded for the heavens to open and for the "rain" to come — we do not want just a "revival," we are not looking for some excitement, we are looking for HIM! It is Yeshua we want, it is for Yeshua we plead
- As the famine drove Jacob's family to the arms of Joseph, so dear Lord let the hunger for the Word of God compel us to your feet
- Lord, the Day of Atonement, Oh let it be a day of desperation, a day of feeling the hopelessness of sin and let this desperation drive us to you!
We prayed for the Body of Messiah
- Lord let the hope of your coming revelation be the vision of the Body in the land
- Let this hope and vision sober the Body up to get ready for such a Day of Revelation
- Lord, bless our congregation (El Roii) with an awakening and anticipation for your coming
- Lord shake the Body awake
- Let the believers take you seriously and prepare by yielding to your spirit, soul, and body.
- Refresh your Body in the things of God dear Lord Psalm 68:9
- Luke 21:34 Lord let us be sobered up to greatly anticipate your coming Glory
1. Manser, M. H. (2009). Dictionary of Bible Themes: The Accessible and Comprehensive Tool for Topical Studies. London: Martin Manser.
2. Cairns, A. (2002). In Dictionary of Theological Terms (pp. 350–351). Belfast; Greenville, SC: Ambassador Emerald International.
3. 'The fierceness of man shall turn to thy praise'. This statement of God's providential control (to have its supreme demonstration at Calvary, cf. Acts 2:23) is the main thrust of the verse.