Daily Prayer for July 26, 2023: Psalm 83

Daily Prayer for July 26, 2023: Psalm 83

Prayer: Give ear to the cries of your people, our Father, and hear us and act on behalf of your church purchased by the blood of the Passover Lamb, your beloved Son, and our Savior and Lord. Grant, we beg of you to act on behalf of your church that is often mocked, ridiculed, oppressed, and opposed by the godless of this world who face a terrible and tragic end away from the comfortable presence of the God who made them. We look around and observe the countless ways the wicked set themselves against your people. We witness this in our jobs, homes, and relationships. We see it coming from those appointed by you to protect the common good. We observe it coming from our leaders who profess to be wise but are fools. We know and understand that all those who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, but that does not always make it easy. We know your Son was mocked and maimed for his zeal for your Kingdom. Indeed, the history of your church has been one of persecution on various levels. Father, these things cause us to look to you as the God of comfort and Father of mercy. These concerns compel us to cry out to you as the God who rules and reigns over every creature and every action. We pray, therefore, that you would either rescue those opponents of the Gospel from their blindness, giving them the light of your Word, or judge them as evildoers, thus protecting your church and the advance of your Kingdom. We pray that you will use your faithful laborers in various fields to crush underfoot the Kingdom of darkness and advance the Kingdom of grace. We pray that you will protect, care for, and provide your people with the comfort of your promises and presence. We ask these things due to the One who suffered in all ways that we do, yet without sin. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 83