"The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached heaven, his holy dwelling place." 2 Chronicles 30:27
I thought this verse was perfect for Warfare Wednesday, because it says right there that God heard prayers that reached heaven, and I know that every week when we pray for our nation, our president, and the world around us, that God hears each and every one of our prayers. Our prayers are effective, and our diligence is being rewarded by the continued safety of our president and his family.
Given that this past week was mother's day, let's take an extra minute this week to pray for Michelle Obama. She has such an incredible task before her, as she still has two young daughters to raise and mentor, yet she also has all the tasks of the First Lady before her. May God give her supernatural strength to see to all that she needs to, and may she continue to be an amazing model, not only for her daughters, but for all the young women around the globe who are watching her closely. May God continue to protect her and her children, and may she find enjoyment in all of the tasks before her.
Safety must be on my mind this week... let's continue to pray for President Obama's safety as he travels about the country. Today he is giving the commencement address at Arizona State University, may he enjoy this trip to its fullest, and may he speak wise and life-giving words to all the new college graduates.
In global news this week, let's pray for Jacob Zuma, the new president of South Africa. May God bless him mightily with wisdom and Godly initiative. South Africa is feeling the effects of the economic situation, and the country sits at 24% unemployment right now. May God bring peace and prosperity to that region of the world. And hope. South Africa is one of those rare places in Africa where in some parts of the country there is prosperity and modern conveniences, yet just down the road there are shanty towns and extreme poverty. President Zuma, in addition to seeing to the nations poor and impoverished, also has a tough task before him as he watched his countries borders closely. The nation of Zimbabwe, which is right next door, is perched precariously on the edge of a new crisis, and it may come to President Zuma to help prevent a civil war in Zimbabwe. May God make Himself known to President Zuma, and may God bring prosperity to the poorest in the nation of South Africa.
For other Presidential prayer needs this week, be sure to check out the Presidential Prayer Team's website.