Asking God for Mercy and Deliverance

I want to encourage you to fight this virus attacking the world by praying for God’s mercy and deliverance.

I read recently that 70% of Americans are praying for health and protection. Therefore, a lot of us are praying in this way. Could I ask you take this a step farther?

I want to ask you to pray morning and night for God’s deliverance for the virus that is attacking America and the world.

Many people around the world are praying at 7:14 AM and PM for God’s blessings. Martha and I have set the alarm on our phones to remind us to pray each morning and night. Since we are staying at home in accord with our governor’s request, we are having the joy of praying together. Soon, we hope to move to some of our friends and fellow believers both near and far.

We pray at 7:14 because of God’s promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will hear their land.”

It is time for believers in America and around the world to unite to plead with God to heal our land.

I am tremendously encouraged to know that people around the world are praying together in the name of Jesus.

Locally, I am involved with people all over the New Orleans region who are banding together to pray. We are doing so across denominational lines as we appeal to God to heal our land.

We are praying the elements of 2 Chronicles 7:14: God’s people, humbling themselves, praying, seeking God, turning from their wicked ways.

When we pray in this way, God promises to forgive our sin and heal our land.

Let us join together to pray.

Tomorrow I intend to look closely at this prayer.

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6 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for your leadership and encouragement. I look forward to these emails and messages.

    It seems to me that God is giving His people (and perhaps others) a time to repent and return to Him. A time to be obedient and spend time with Him in prayer.

    Looking back in the Old Testament many did not have seem to have this opportunity or at least in this way.

    I pray too that more can forget politics and pray for our leaders. And remember that the world has never faced anything like this. Instead of being critical of decisions or perceived lack thereof we should cover those leaders in prayer.

    Thank you for reading.

  2. Today is March 31. Which means Psalms 31. (I like to keep it simple).

    Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD! – Psalm 31:24

  3. Thanks, Waylon.

    Last night in a zoom meeting with some connect group men, one participant recommended a free app entitled IF714 which sends an alert for prayer at 7:14 AM and 7:14 PM each day with a suggedted prayer and/or scripture.

    I downloaded it this morning and can see that it will be a help in doing what you have encouraged us to do by praying day and night.

    Blessings to you and all who read your blog in the name of our mighty and merciful Father, Jesus our sustainer and healer and the Holy Spirit, our true source of power and comfort!

  4. In light of everything the world is facing, it is encouraging to hear that “numbers are up” as it relates to those who are turning to God. For my family, we have never been so prayerfully confident. Throughout the chaos that life often assumes, we can lose sight of Him through everyday distractions and the current pause allows us to refocus on what matters most.
    We are also praying for YOU and Your family. Your encouragement and spiritual direction allow us to see the calmness of your spirit and guidance as the rest of the world scrambles with confusion and concern. I asked someone the other day “how’s it going?” and his reply was: “it’s all good when you know where you’re going”. And it is just that. So with that, we love you and Martha, love the church, and pray graciously while his will is being done.

  5. Waylon,
    Please add my daughter Amy to your prayer list – she is an ER nurse at Tulane in New Orleans. Thank you for this blog. I love reading it every day.

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