The Mephibosheth Generation
“Once I just went to this place where young people were gathered and my message was this: ‘God’s going to show mercy to the youth of America, because He remembers His covenant with Jonathan Edwards, the father of the first Great Awakening. And just like David showed mercy to Mephibosheth just because he was the offspring of a covenant he had with Jonathan, so God will show mercy to a broken Mephibosheth generation. He will show them mercy, because they are the spiritual great grandsons of Jonathan Edwards.’ When I finished, a young man came up to me and told me he was the great-great-great-great grandson of Jonathan Edwards.” (Lou Engle)1
“Now David said, “Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” “Mephibosheth your master’s son shall eat bread at my table always.” (2 Samuel 9:3b & 10b; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Decree and declare that God will show mercy to the youth of America because of His covenant promises to Jonathan Edwards.
Pray for every young person 30 and under that you know. Pray for them by name and call them out of the things that keep them from knowing Christ or fully walking in His grace!
Pray for the babies and toddlers and young children that they will come to know Christ at their young age. Ask the Lord to give their parents wisdom to raise them in such a way that they never walk away from God, but will be expanders of the Kingdom in their generation.
A prayer you can pray:
God, we declare that You are a covenant keeping God! We declare that You will remember Your covenant with Jonathan Edwards and others in the first and second Great Awakenings and grant mercy to another generation of young people. They need grace to turn from their own ways and embrace You, the One Who deeply loves them! Mercy Lord! We pray for those 30 and under, but we also pray for the babies and toddlers and small children, that they would come to know You at a young age and be discipled by their parents in such a way that they never leave You! Mercy, Lord! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
We decree that God will show mercy to a Mephibosheth generation, these broken ones, and they will arise as His Kingdom-expanders!
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