Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Intercessory Prayer - Abraham & Lot

By Hayley Boud

This is a short message of encouragement for us as we come this morning to fast and pray for the servants of God using the story of Abraham and Lot to help us be ready to pray.

When God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorah, He decided to pass by Abraham first. He didn’t have to, He could have destroyed the city first but it was His will to involve Abraham. God wants to use us today to pray for these servants of God. God wanted to use Abraham to lead Lot out of that city and that is what we are doing today...we are going to be used by God to lead these servants of God from one place to another. Some might already be in the right place and we will praise God for that and we will pray they will continue to be in the right place. For those that are not in God’s will...we might have to be like Abraham who had to push Lot to get out. We might have to use our prayers to push these people to move.

Lot wasn’t even someone special but God wanted to save him because of Abraham’s prayers. Because of our prayers today, God will save these servants (either from moving in the wrong direction or from staying in the wrong place).

Once Lot started moving, he was told not to look back and we know the consequence of his wife who looked back. We need these servants to keep focused on Jesus and not to look at what was in the past or what is going on around them.

It was God’s will for Lot to be in that city at that time so His glory could be seen.  We might look at some of our people and think they are not in the right place but we need to know God’s will. Eve took the fruit because God wanted it to happen that way, He knew she would and that was His plan. Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus because it was God’s will. It might be God’s will for our brother to be separated from us, or for servants to be going places we think they shouldn’t, so we need to pray for God’s will to be accomplished and while these people are there, pray God will protect them from sin.

1 comment:

  1. Hiya, I enjoyed reading your post very much. It gave me strength to keep on praying..Blessings.