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December 16, 2016

Strategic Time for Mercy

Hebrews 4:16 tells us where we find mercy: “Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, to obtain MERCY and find grace to help in time of need.” The word “time” in this verse is the Greek word kairos which means “strategic or opportune time,” not chronological time. We must, at this strategic and opportune time in history, continue to cry out for mercy. We must also pray for our leaders, especially Mr. Trump, who is at best a baby Christian. We must ask for wisdom, revelation, humility, and boldness. Only an appropriate blend of these spiritual gifts and virtues will bring him success.

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Come boldly to the throne of grace and worship.

  2. Boldly ask for what this nation needs right now—mercy.

  3. Intercede for President-elect Trump. Ask the Lord to grant him great grace to know how to navigate through the next few months, especially now through April.

  4. Ask God to give you a deeper Christian love for Donald Trump, and ask Him to give Mr. Trump wisdom, revelation, humility and boldness.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we come boldly to Your throne of grace and worship You. You are worthy of all of our worship. We pray for President-elect Trump and ask that You provide all the grace he needs to move the nation forward through the next few months. He needs much mercy and grace right now. Extend wisdom, revelation, humility and boldness to him in the exact right measure, Jesus. Give me the kind of Christian love for him that I will need to commit to pray regularly for him. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our cry for mercy for our nation will move the heart of God.