But I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hand;
rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
Make your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love!
O LORD, let me not be put to shame,
for I call upon you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
let them go silently to Sheol.
Let the lying lips be mute,
which speak insolently against the righteous
in pride and contempt. Psalms 31:14-18
Today is Palm Sunday the day on which Jesus arrives in Jerusalem riding a donkey -symbolic of a king. While many in Jerusalem that day would turn on him because of the presence of the Priests. The reason the people turned on him was that he was sentenced to death after receiving 40 lashes with cat-o-nine tails. Anybody who stood for Jesus became an outlaw according to the Priests and the people feared retribution from the priests. This was the reason Peter denied knowing Jesus. Today people fear standing up for their beliefs because of how they will be seen in the eyes of their friends and community. The problem is, if we deny Christ he will deny knowing us. My prayer for you today is that you will stand up and be counted for the kingdom.
The world says, “there is no G-d” and “we are gods of our destiny”. Yet these same people come to church to hear the message and be with the crowd. You let us decide which god or G-d will rule our lives. I pray for those who are bystanders and those on the fence that today will be their hour of decision. Multitudes are in the valley of decision scared of making decisions not knowing that they have already decided which G-d or god will rule their lives. I pray for Ukraine and Russia that you will continue to work with both nations to solve the difficulties in front of them. I pray for those enduring sickness and pains that their faith remains strong and fan the flames of faith. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
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