Nancy's Hope for America Taken from A Call to America
I went to bed one night about midnight with a burden of the Lord. I had read through the book of Lamentations over and over finding myself lamenting along with this prophet.
But I also went to bed with a hope that God will raise up more intercessors who know how to pray like men in the Bible.
You may recall God's anger in the story of Korah's rebellion. (Numbers 16) God sent a plague and 14,700 men died! While the plague was going on Moses called Aaron for a remedy. That remedy was intercession! The Bible says, "He stood between the living and the dead and the plague stopped!" (Numbers 16:48)
Similarly in David's case, when he sinned against God, God sent a plague to kill 70,000 men. But when David built an altar to sacrifice the burnt offering to the Lord, the plague stopped. "Then the Lord answered the prayer in behalf of the land and the plague was stopped" (2 Samuel 24:25).
If Aaron and David could stop the plagues of God's wrath on behalf of their land, you and I can call on the Name of the Lord on behalf of America to stop God's wrath from our nation!
However our hope is not based on our intercession but on God's character and His compassion. "But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in love" (Nehemiah 9:17).
The Lord gave me Psalm 123 to start praying as I share in His burden for our nation. We need to take time to cry out to God both individually and corporately! We must make our time in prayer a priority!
"I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven.
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy"
(Psalm 123:1, 2).