"I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none."
Now with A (H1N1) spreading somewhat uncontrollably and with the global economy dipping deeper down everyday, the best questions to ask are "Have you prayed for your nation lately?" and "Have you stood in the gap for your land?"
The Lord is looking for people who can stand in the gap on behalf of this land. And we are supposed to be those people. Especially in times like these we are to represent our countries in praying to God. It is by all means our responsibility to mediate for our countries, to pray for the government, to intercede for them. Yes, our countries are our accountabilities.
It is so sad that some of us just allow for all these things to happen and pass us by. When we hear news about people dying due to the A (H1N1) virus, we feel sad but that’s just it. We cannot take time to pray unless it’s already our family or a church member who is affected. When we hear people getting fired and companies closing down, we won’t care that much unless it’s already a family or a church member who is affected. Let’s all be reminded to pray and take part and do our role. Maybe we can’t help add jobs or create a vaccine for the virus but we can do MORE with our knees!
The Bible says
2 Chronicles 7:14 (New International Version)
"if my people, who are called by my name, will 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."
Take this time now to pray for your country and the world.