With my beautiful state being devoured by bush fires the situation feels overwhelming. I wonder how can I possibly help?
I believe in the power of prayer and I feel that’s what I’m called to do.
I believe that prayer is not passive but powerful. 🙏🏻
Here is my prayer:
Lord we find ourselves in a desperate situation for the ground is cracked from the lack of rain on the land; the farmers are distressed, they have covered their heads in shame.
Our parched land is now being devoured by fire, people and animals are being displaced.
O Lord God, our numerous sins testify against us but we ask Lord for You to act now for us and for Your name’s sake.
Let the faithless witness Your faithfulness!
Almighty God our backslidings are countless; we acknowledge that we have sinned against You. We know and acknowledge, O LORD, Our wickedness and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against You.
Lord there are NO idols of the nations who can send rain! We know the heavens cannot give rain of their own will. For it is You ALONE, O LORD our God who causes the heavens to pour forth Your life-giving rains! Therefore we will wait and hope confidently in You, for You are the one who has made all these things the heavens and the rain.
(JEREMIAH 14:4, 7, 20, 22 AMP paraphrased)
Lord God Almighty, our creator, we ask You to once again declare:
“Open up, O heavens, and pour out your righteousness. Rain it down! Let the earth open wide so salvation and righteousness can sprout up together. I, the Lord, created them.”
(Isaiah 45:8 NLT)
Let repentance, righteousness and renewal be seen in our land.
Holy Spirit comfort those affected and let them taste and see that God is so very good!
I pray that what comes next will be a mighty testimony to the grace and goodness of God.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
“So God we pray to You
Humble ourselves again
Lord would You hear our cry?
Lord will You heal our land?
That every eye will see
That every heart will know
The One who took our sin
The One who died and rose
Spirit of God
Breathe on Your church
Pour out Your presence
Speak through Your word
We pray in every nation, Christ be known
Our hope and salvation, Christ alone”
Part lyrics of “Heal Our Land” songwriters: Cody Carnes / Scott Ligertwood / Kari Jobe / Brook Ligertwood
“Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down
Oh, Comforter and Friend
How we need Your touch again
Holy Spirit, rain down, rain down
Let Your power fall
Let Your voice be heard
Come and change our hearts
As we stand on Your word
Holy Spirit, rain down
No eye has seen, no ear has heard
No mind can know what God has in store
So open up Heaven, open it wide
Over Your church and over our lives”
Lyrics of “Holy Spirit Rain Down” written by Russell Fragar
Let us draw near to God.
“We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 TPT
“Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” Hosea 6:3 NLT
“So let us know and become personally acquainted with Him; let us press on to know and understand fully the [greatness of the] LORD [to honor, heed, and deeply cherish Him]. His appearing is prepared and is as certain as the dawn, And He will come to us [in salvation] like the [heavy] rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.” HOSEA 6:3 AMP
Tas SES posted the following information on Facebook:
Tasmania Fire Service are continuing operations on a number of Bushfires throughout the state – please keep up to date with all relevant information.
❎ Road Closures – on the Tasmania Police website Community Alerts
🔥 Bushfire incidents – on the Tasmania Fire Service website
➕ Official Whole of Government emergency information – on the TasAlert wesbite
🎧 Emergency radio broadcasts – on ABC
Tonight (Wednesday) we had some rain fall on the North West Coast, thank You Lord. More, much more please.
I’ll continue ‘The Greatest Story’ next week.
Many blessings, Keona