“‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” –Jeremiah 33:6
God’s Word to Judah many years ago was both bad news and good news. The people were going to suffer for their rebellion against God. But in the midst of those tough times, God made a promise showing that He wasn’t done with Judah. He promised health, peace, and security to a people who didn’t deserve it. But such is His mercy and love—both then and today!
Make a commitment to pray daily for a spirit of repentance to come upon the church in the United States.
Pray for healing, peace, and security to come to this nation.
Lord, we certainly deserve Your judgment. As a nation, we have sinned against You in virtually every way. We have deliberately tried to remove You from public life. We have squandered wealth, chosen convenience over life, abused the weak, dishonored the poor, and allowed our prejudices and hatreds to divide us. Forgive us! Instead of judgment, pour out Your mercy. We need the healing that only You can provide. Bring again to our nation Your health, Your peace, and Your security.
Adapted from Desperate for Change, PrayerShop Publishing, 2012. The full devotional is available for purchase at www.prayershop.org