There is a tumult in the nations. The psalmist wrote that humanity’s railing against God and His Son-King, and against His rule from Mt. Zion, has been with us since ancient times. Those who despise or ignore the Lord and His righteous decrees are enraged, plotting vain (empty) things in an attempt to de-throne Him. They cannot succeed. Yet for those who know the Presence of the Almighty God and the joyful sound in His camp, who take their stand with Him and with His ancient Jewish people, are blessed: “Blessed are they who put their trust in Him.”
So we pray today: O God, we put our trust in You, we hope in You; in You we strengthen the boundaries and borders of Your choosing. As we pray, we move mountains spiritually; as we pray, we recover all! We declare restoration of that which has been taken, recovery of that which seemingly is lost. We say NO to death, NO to destruction, inviting instead the Presence of Almighty God, the LIFE-GIVER, to rule and restore. As we pray we usher in a covering and a wall of protection for those in danger. Throughout the lands of the north and the south, east and west, we call forth our SONS—we call them up and out; we call them to safety. As we pray we usher in the song of rejoicing, the song of the Redeemed. We look up and see that redemption is drawing nigh! We pray for all those in authority, especially for those who rule in righteousness and by the Word of the Lord. Now, therefore, we call forth the company of those who know God, the valiant ones—those skilled in rescue, possessors of exploits and might, who outwit the enemy of Life; we turn this battle, restore Life, and bring the prophet’s reward to those who believe.
Amen, so be it!