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Pray for God to heal

The prophet Jeremiah strongly believed the only reliable hope for his country resided in the Lord God. He also had faith in God’s ability to heal him personally.If we, too, have faith in the healing power of God for our country and ourselves, we can offer up our need in prayer and praise to the Lord. We can also agree with Jeremiah and each other as we pray this timeless prayer:Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of Jeremiahfrom the King James Version (KJV) of the BibleO Lord, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters.Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019 Jeremiah 17:13-14 – a prayer of JeremiahLord God and hope of Your people,whoever abandons You will be put to s…

Praying far from home

Background: From Jerusalem the Prophet Jeremiah sent a letter to the exiles in Babylon, giving them the encouraging word of God he had received to guide them during this hard time away from home:

Build houses!
Live in them.
Plant gardens, and enjoy the produce.
Get married.
Have sons and daughters.
Guide your grown children in marriage,
so they may have sons and daughters too.

Plant yourselves, and be productive.
But seek the welfare of the city
where God has sent you.

Pray to the LORD on its behalf
for in its well-being you will find
all goes well with you.

Do not let anyone tell you differently!
Do not let anyone deceive you or entrap you
with false dreams
for God has given you this word:

When your exile has ended,
I, the LORD will visit you
and bring you home as promised.
I, only I, know My plans for your welfare
and not your harm.
I, only I, will give you a future with real hope.

Then you will call on Me. Then you will
come to Me and pray to Me, and I
will hear you.

When you se…

God prays for us and our prayers

“The Lord invites us:

“Sing with joy for the peoples of Jacob.
Be a cheerleader for your nation!

“Raise your voice with praise and call:
‘The Lord has saved the people of God,
those in Israel.’

“For I will bring back My people from the north
and gather them from everywhere on earth.

“The blind and disabled,
expectant women and those in labor.
A great crowd will return.

“With joyful tears they will come,
and as they pray, I will bring them back.

“I will lead them by quiet streams
and along smooth paths where they will not stumble.

“I will be your Father, O My people, and
Israel will be my oldest child,”
Jeremiah 31:7-9.

Question: In what ways do the prayers in the books of the prophets show God’s prayers for us and the Family of God?

Personal Prayer:Dear Lord, we praise and thank You for Your faithfulness as the One True Holy and Perfect Father Who does not give up on His children! Thank You, Father, for bringing us and our nation into Your forgivi…