Day 15 of 40-Day Prayer Challenge
Contend for me, my God and Lord. Psalm 35:23
God loves it when we fight for Him. But God loves it even more when we let Him fight for us! How do we do that: When we hit our knees, God extends His mighty right hand on our behalf. When we pray, He fights our battles for us. So keep fighting the good fight, but let God fight for you.
Prayer is the way we let go and let God. Prayer is the way we take our hands off and let God put His hands on. Prayer is the difference between you fighting for God and God fighting for you.
On September 7, 1774, the Continent Congress held its first official meeting at Carpenter’s Hall in Philadelphia. Their first official act was prayer. Our founding fathers prayed with fervency and intensity. They knew their cause was doomed to fail without divine intervention. They prayed like it depended on God because they knew it did. They prayed that God would contend for their cause if it were a righteous one.
Our prayers don’t have expiration dates. I believe those prayers are still being answered today. It is part of our prayer genealogy as Americans. It was the very first prayer uttered at the start of the revolution. It was a prayer for every American henceforth. And it is still being answered today.
Know that when God is contending for your cause, your cause is destined to succeed. This doesn’t mean there won’t be setbacks and sacrifices along the way; it just means the war has already been won.
What to pray: Pray for revival in our churches and in our nation.
June 7, 2018