In light of the sniper shootings of law enforcement in Dallas…hearts are broken as turmoil seethes around America. Dallas’ religious leaders gathered in a public show of unity and prayer on Friday afternoon at the mayor’s office. But the reality is believers are unsure of how to be part of the solution.
We asked Tom Doyle, of E3 Partners, a global ministry leader and a member of the Dallas community to lead us in prayer. (Click here to read entire article)
“Father, we just come to you as your children and we ask, Father, for you to calm the situation in our nation. It’s almost if we see you lifting your hand off our nation as so many things have broken loose and with this latest situation with the officers killed in Dallas. Father we pray for their families. Would you just put your arms around them? Would you just comfort their wives and their children? And we grieve for them and lift them up in prayer.
“We pray for the city of Dallas. We also pray for our nation which seems to be more divided than ever right now. And here we go into these political conventions that possibly would divide more and probably will. We as your children just come before you. And we think of Daniel as he prayed before you. You are the Lord, the great and awesome God who keeps His covenant of love with those who love Him and keep His commandments.
“And Lord, we know in America there’s deep sin here. We think of what’s happened with abortion as we approach 60 million babies [of whom] their lives have been taken. So much evil just rampant in our country, and we pray for a turning back. We just ask that your hand would just stay the evil — much like you did the Assyrians as they were ready to attack Jerusalem. Hezekiah went to the temple steps and just laid the prayer out, just asking for you to intervene.
“So we ask you, Lord, to intervene in our country right now. Pull us together as your children. As the Body of Christ, may we stand as one and seek you; get on our faces, get on our knees and ask you to move and turn back all that is happening in our country. The enemy is having a heyday and he comes to kill, rob, and destroy, and we ask Lord that you would just stop it. And we pray for a harvest in our country. We pray that the evil Satan has meant to just harm our country would be turned around and you would use it as people are desperate and we pray that this would result in them turning to you Lord Jesus. We pray for America, we pray for Dallas. Would you do a miracle, Lord? We’re your children and we’re on our face before you. And we pray this all in Jesus name. Amen.”