?I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.? Ezekiel 22:30
The sins and lives of those in Jerusalem were so strong and un-repented that the Lord was to strike down the entire city. During the exodus God was going to destroy his chosen people, here again we see His frustration with the people chosen to love Him. The list of sins is immense. Lord allow me to be in prayer for them, for myself.
Within our daily lives we are so far from God, those moments when we feel so spiritual or close to Him it is simply a dream and glimpse of what could be coming. The majority of the population look up to someone else within the populace. For those who are the admired and respected we must pray for their strength and morality, to be a living and pleasing example, found blameless before God. That they may lead us forward and into more perfect harmony with our Lord.
The biggest confusion is whose job it is to be praying, and what they should be praying for. I ask you to remember that Christ said ?You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit?fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name? (john 15:16). God looks down upon us in the same way as he did of Jerusalem in that whole passage from Ezekiel (chapter 22). He needs us to respond to him and stop cowering in our doubt and dreams.
Father I?m sorry for my lack of faith. I?ve seen so much and yet doubt your very existence. Lord stand in me and be my strength for my legs are weary and worn from years looking in all the wrong places for you. I pray that my inadequacies don?t hinder the world from crying out your name, that you would become perfect in my weaknesses and that I would live the promises of your word. Make me an intercessor for your people of such faith that mountains would tremble when you answer my prayers for them. May I bridge the gap and save the land? I pray it to be so.
I?m sorry Father for trying to be so much for you and not letting you be everything through me. ?I can do all things through him who strengthens me? (phil 4:13).