“Why am I praying like this? Because I know you will answer me, O God! Yes, listen as I pray. Show me your STRONG LOVE in wonderful ways, O Savior of all those seeking your help against their foes.” Psalm 17: 6-7 TLB
One of the ways I have learned to overcome discouragement—is to get involved in praying for others.
I get my mind, and my heart, off my own problems and worries, and I reach out to heaven on the behalf of someone else who is hurting.
And, this too, I have learned.
God gives you a strong love for the ones you pray for.
It happened to me.
I have this crazy, wonderful, STRONG LOVE, for the nation of China!
I love to search for PICTURES of her beautiful people, landscapes, and majestic architecture!
See for yourself. I have a special board on Pinterest that is for China alone.
How China amazes me with all of her lovely diversity! She truly is a beautiful sleeping giant that is awakening.
And she, like America, struggles with many, many, difficulties.
No one is immune today from the foes of disaster, disease, and despair.
She hurts—just like us.
That is why I regularly intercede for her and her people.
Please? Won’t you join me and pray for her, too?
You can get a copy of a free ebook with my prayer for China, as well as many other prayers, from other authors, with beautiful prayers for the nations.
I know from personal experience…
As you begin to pray for the people of other nations?
God will plant His strong love for them in your heart, too!
I believe our prayers will make a mighty difference.
Our prayers will move mountains.
Our prayers will change things!
When we pray for nations?
So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture: They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. Romans 8: 31-39 The Message