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Psalms 80 - A prayer for your nation

Discussion in 'Prayer Forum' started by Josho, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Josho

    Josho Active Member Encounter Team

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    Found this gem in the Bible last night, it's an Old Testament prayer, it was used for Israel at the time, but you could apply it to your very own nation in modern day times, a prayer of restoration, a prayer for a nation to turn to God, a prayer for many "once sheep nations" that need a fresh flood of the Holy Spirit. (But don't forget to pray for God's grace to change the Egyptians too, and all the Muslims in Syria and Iraq, North Korea, especially for Kim Jong Un, pray for a dramatic turn around to Christ in his life, we are in New Testament, covenant of grace times, pray for the unsaved, the backslidden and pray for those who are against you and your country) :D

    Psalms 80

    Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
    you who lead Joseph like a flock.
    You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
    2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
    stir up your might
    and come to save us!

    3 Restore us,[SIZE=.625em][a][/SIZE] O God;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved!

    4 O Lord God of hosts,
    how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?
    5 You have fed them with the bread of tears
    and given them tears to drink in full measure.
    6 You make us an object of contention for our neighbors,
    and our enemies laugh among themselves.

    7 Restore us, O God of hosts;
    let your face shine, that we may be saved!

    8 You brought a vine out of Egypt;
    you drove out the nations and planted it.
    9 You cleared the ground for it;
    it took deep root and filled the land.
    10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
    the mighty cedars with its branches.
    11 It sent out its branches to the sea
    and its shoots to the River.[SIZE=.625em][b][/SIZE]
    12 Why then have you broken down its walls,
    so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?
    13 The boar from the forest ravages it,
    and all that move in the field feed on it.

    14 Turn again, O God of hosts!
    Look down from heaven, and see;
    have regard for this vine,
    15 the stock that your right hand planted,
    and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.
    16 They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down;
    may they perish at the rebuke of your face!
    17 But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,
    the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
    18 Then we shall not turn back from you;
    give us life, and we will call upon your name!

    19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts!
    Let your face shine, that we may be saved!
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  2. rockytopva

    rockytopva Well-Known Member Encounter Team

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    Father I pray blessings on this request and that your face would shine of the nations in Jesus name I pray. Also taking these needs before God in prayer on the 1:15PM bbnradio.org Family Altar program.

  3. Josho

    Josho Active Member Encounter Team

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    Psalms 85 is another great prayer for your nation

    Psalms 85

    Lord, you were favorable to your land;
    you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
    2 You forgave the iniquity of your people;
    you covered all their sin. Selah
    3 You withdrew all your wrath;
    you turned from your hot anger.

    4 Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
    and put away your indignation toward us!
    5 Will you be angry with us forever?
    Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
    6 Will you not revive us again,
    that your people may rejoice in you?
    7 Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
    and grant us your salvation.

    8 Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
    for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
    but let them not turn back to folly.
    9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
    that glory may dwell in our land.

    10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
    righteousness and peace kiss each other.
    11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground,
    and righteousness looks down from the sky.
    12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good,
    and our land will yield its increase.
    13 Righteousness will go before him
    and make his footsteps a way.