2 Kings 19:15-19
Hezekiah prayed to the LORD : “O LORD, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to insult the living God. “It is true, O LORD, that the Assyrian kings have laid waste these nations and their lands. They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by men’s hands. Now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O LORD, are God.”
Here, we find Hezekiah, the King, praying. This time his prayer is the result of threats against God and his people. Outside forces were speaking terrible words against God, and saying they were going to destroy all who believe in him.
We are frequently called to pray for persecuted Christians in our world. There are men and women, in our world today, who are threatened with job-loss, imprisonment, beatings, even death because they have put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are blessed to live where we do.
We are called to pray for those who suffer for OUR FAITH, they are our brothers and sisters! For more information, as we pray, visit the website: The Voice of the Martyrs, http://www.persecution.com.Tags: Bob, Church Blog, Pastor Bob, Pastors Blog