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Praying For Our Nation With `Kavanah`

Praying for the Nation with ‘Kavanah’

There is a call for a National Day of Prayer for the United Kingdom and for her Godly ties. It has been set for Friday 8th September by groups of intercessors around the country. In this time of compromise, political correctness, global unrest and chaos around the world, it is not bland prayers that should be offered up. The need is for prayers that line up with the heart of God, bring revelation to those who are lost and without hope, and bring glory to God.

The Hebrew word kavanah means direction, intention or devotion and gives a sense of setting your heart with total focus and not being caught up in the chaos around you. This applies even if it’s a familiar prayer like the disciple’s prayer – “May your kingdom come, May your will be done.”

At this time there is a great need for prayer for our nation and its leaders, especially Theresa May, her cabinet and the leaders of the DUP. They all need to have a deep revelation of the Father’s heart for this country, as well as its turning away from its Judeo-Christian foundations. We should also pray for our Queen, a lady of great faith, in her role as Defender of the Faith.

We must pray for the UK to be reunited, along with the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, and also for our relationship with Israel. The familiar promise to Abraham remains as powerful as ever:

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse” Genesis 12 v3

Please encourage your prayer groups and church fellowships to pray wholeheartedly about these issues; that this National Day of Prayer will be supported by many Christians around the UK; that church leaders, the Government, the Jewish Community and many in authority will come to know what it is to live in awe of the Lord our God.

‘Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him.’ Psalm 128 v1

Julia Soakell
August 2017

 

Inspired by: ‘Listening to the Language of the Bible – Hearing It Through Jesus’ Ears’ 
by Lois Tverberg with Bruce Okkema.

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