How to Pray for the Nations
July 23rd, 2019 by Dr. Steve Kobernik
How to Pray for the Nations and the World Around Us
At a time when the sins of God’s nation, Israel, and His city, Jerusalem, were so multiplied and pervasive, that they cried out for the wrath of the God of justice, He sent a stunning word to His prophet Ezekiel. And I sought for a man among them, who would build up the wall, and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath. (Ezek. 22:30-31) Read the first 29 verses if you have the stomach to see how evil their culture had become: people, priests, and princes.
Consider this picture: I can see the Sovereign LORD of history, the eternal God of justice, crying on His throne because He is looking for a reason not to punish the people He loves, even though they sorely deserve it. One intercessor, sensing His heart cry and calling for mercy, would have brought an extension of grace for the entire nation! But there was not one in the earth.