Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pray for Japan

 "When they call on me, I will answer, I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them" Psalm 91:15

Oh, how my heart aches for the nation of Japan. We saw the photos and videos of the tsunami and how it destroyed property and lives! Now, in the news we are hearing that radiation may be leaking into the atmosphere from the damaged nuclear power plants. It is a time for us to be on our knees, praying for Japan and the people of Japan. We need to stand in the gap by interceding in prayer. This situation makes me think about how precious is the gift of life.  We could be going along in life, enjoying all the idle activities (facebook, shopping, movies etc) and there can come a disaster with little or no warning. Look at what is happening today around the nation! We cannot take life for granted! There is NO guarantee of a tomorrow and we need to live life today, for there may not be a tomorrow. The people in Japan, that lived in the scenic fishing village, Minamisanriku, never knew that on March 10th, the town would be wiped off the map by a powerful tsunami, generated by a 9.0 earthquake. From this earthquake disaster, more than 10,000 were either killed or missing, and this all happened within a day. We need to be on alert spiritually, and not be wishy-washy in our faith. We need to be even more vigilant and in prayer for all that is happening around us. Bottom line, are we in relationship with the Lord and living everyday a Spirit-Filled life? What if there is no tomorrow for us? Are we spiritually prepared? Take an assessment of your life today. Most of all, I ask that we join, united in prayer, for the people and nation of Japan. Let us not limit our prayers only to Japan, but to all nations! Pray in earnest for comfort, safety, healing and the love of Christ to surround each and every nation. May we be united in prayer! May God’s mighty hand be upon us all!

Question: How is your spiritual walk today? Will you join us in praying for the nations?