To rend our hearts instead of outer things
Teach us, oh God, what we do not see
About our hearts and of our ways
And Father, deal with our carnal desires
To move in Your power but not live the life
And to love our neighbor with all that we have
And keep our tongues from saying things we have not seen
Oh, break our hearts with the things that break Yours
If we sow in tears, we will reap in joy
That we might pass through Your refining fire
Where brokeness awaits on the other side (2x)
Raise up an army like Joel saw,
Your church that is stronger that ever before
They do not break ranks,
When they plunge through defenses
But the fear of the Lord will be their wisdom
That they might weep as Jesus wept
A fountain of tears for the wounded and lost
Who ever heard of an army of God
That conquered the earth
By weeping and mourning and brokeness?
But there will be a day when the nations will bow
And our Lord will be King over all the earth
And He will be the only one,
And also his name will be the only one
Break our hearts O God, break our hearts (repeat)
"Today’s political climate seems to be in such turmoil and distrust. Our government and our country are facing deep conflicts over healthcare, wars, debt and unemployment. For those without faith, there would seem to be little hope and no end to the turmoil.
It’s in these difficult times though, that God’s people can shine the brightest and have the greatest impact. We know that the night is always at its darkest and coldest just before sunrise. Each morning the sun rises as a symbol of God's unending faithfulness. Just when things appear to be at their worst, God shows us his handiwork. In these dark times, we must continue in prayer and faithfulness that God is at work and that the morning is just around the corner.
It is our firm belief that God hears our prayers and comforts us in the darkest times, reminding us of His promises and assuring us of the coming light. Through prayer, God can encourage us and enable us to be a blessing to others. It is our hope that you will join us in prayer and expectation as we lift up our leaders, our nation and our military to the One through whom all things are possible."
Off to pray... a full day of intercession and more is what we need... and it's coming soon!!!
May 23rd, 2010
(is there one?)
Yes, Thursday, May 6th, 2010