Just praying will not help you here
2 Kings 14:26,27
For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up[able], nor any left[help], nor any helper for Israel. And the LORD said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
It is interesting to read of the times of Jeroboam son of Joash and the King of Israel.
During the reign of Jeroboam the son of Joash the people Israel sinned against the Lord because the ruler himself did not walk in the ways of the Lord. It is written thus Israel had a very bitter and afflicted life. The affliction was so great that the Lord took note of it and reconsidered it. He saw not only their sins but bend lower and also tried to see if there was help among them or an able and helpful person to guide them out of their ways. Since He did not find any, the Lord had mercy on them and delivered them by the hand of the same sinner Jeroboam.
Today we cannot think of the same to happen to us since we live in the grace period of Jesus Christ. The grace of Jesus Christ is always there for us to help us to turn back from our evil and wicked ways, all we need to do is cling unto Him. When we who believe in Jesus Christ cling unto His Spirit, by the grace already made available to us, the Spirit of God delivers us from the hold of the wicked one (nature of the evil one).
Not only is the grace of God available for us, we also have many Men and Women of God among us to guide us on to the right path.
So now just praying will not help to overcome the afflictions, we will need to act in faith abiding in the grace or hearken to the warnings of His appointed Watchmen.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, even when your people sinned against You and angered You; yet even at the times of your anger your mercy reigned. You remembered your covenant with your people and delivered them. Lord, we thank You for the Covenant of grace through Jesus Christ. We pray Lord for your people that they abide by the grace of Jesus Christ and the words of your Watchmen. We also pray for all your' appointed Watchmen that they dedicatedly and fearlessly do the task assigned to them...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
2 Kings 14:23-25
23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years.
24 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
25 He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.
1 At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
2 Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.
6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.
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