Sunday Prayer

Another impactful prayer from my dear friend, Ray. A timely prayer for deliverance.

 

Cry Out

 

The people cry out in their oppression, O Lord,

their lives and liberties hang now in delicate balance

and memories of better days barely flicker in

their imaginations.  They cry out as families and

friends are indiscriminately slaughtered.  They huddle

in fear inside their own houses—afraid to venture

 

out even for food or water.  Not captives of foreign

powers, the people are in bondage to their own

leaders who have gathered in all profits and

prosperity for themselves—sharing none or little

with their own oppressed masses.  The people

 

cry out, O Lord, in the same places and in the

same way they ever have cried out.  Won’t

someone help us?  Can’t someone deliver us from

this too-familiar nightmare?  You heard their cries

in days of old.  Please, Lord, hear their crying out again.

 

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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