Day 3 ~ Urgent Plea for Prayer
From day 3: One thing I do to set the atmosphere is to play music. Oftentimes I find one particular song and set the repeat button. Isn’t it interesting that God will deposit a song in your spirit at the exact moment you need something to uplift you out of a space of oppression and depression? I am learning to be obedient to His still, small voice that tugs at me to pay attention. God is amazing. Yes, attacks may come our way from time to time, but it is important to stay focused. We cannot quit now.
Yesterday was tough due to the horrific mass killing in Las Vegas. I am sure it was difficult to praise as day 2 called us to after watching the news and reading articles on the terrorist and his senseless killing of innocent people enjoying an evening of country music. My prayer is that we can all unify and push through in times like these. It is in our praise that we edify the beauty of Jesus in spite of the darkness that at times surround us. This gives us the urgency to pray.
This book Urgent Plea for Prayer has been outlined for two years and was ready to release the end of 2016. However, I was not led to release it until now. Isn’t it interesting the moment the book released this murderer took the lives of 59 people and wounded more than 500 others? I thought to myself, “How Lord can we praise on the same day we are grieving?” As shared in Got Questions?org ~
“We recognize that grief is a natural response to pain and loss. There is nothing wrong with grieving. Second, we know that times of grief serve a purpose. Ecclesiastes 7:2 says, “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.” This verse implies that grief can be good because it can refresh our perspective on life. Third, we remember that feelings of grief are temporary. “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). There is an end to mourning. Grief has its purpose, but it also has its limit.” [https://www.gotquestions.org/overcoming-grief.html]
Today I began playing a song by Travis Greene – The Hill, Just Want You featuring Jordan Connell & Chandler Moore. This song had me in a place of praise that I had to pull my car over, and enjoy His presence.
I needed to push past the grieving I was experiencing after learning about the number of lives that were taken. I pushed through to a praise glorifying God. I began to thank God for the lives that were spared. I started praising God for once again pulling back the layers and exposing some difficult things we as Americans must face. As I often share… “we cannot escape politics” therefore, I say, “we must deal with the gun laws.” Never, will I say, take away the rights to bear arms. That’s our constitutional right. However, I am praying for revelation knowledge for the men and women who oversee legislative matters and vote for what’s best for all Americans.
This week a vote may come to the floor now that the gun lobby wants to deregulate gun silencers. The timing is all wrong to even discuss this possibility…
…forgive me for I digress.
The song Just Want You took me in. Yes, while on my drive to a Tuesday morning Bible study, I praised. I cried. I yelled.
Tears running down my face and a praise in my spirit as my head was nodding yes. That’s praise.
“Tears running down my face and a praise in my spirit as my head was nodding yes. That’s praise.” ~ Tweetable @GailDudley #PrayerfullySavvy
How did you push through the last 48 hours? Please share in the comment section.
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