PRAYING FOR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHURCH AND NATION
Present to God a genuinely surrendered heart (Jer 14:11,12). #Repentance #TrueRepentance #TurnNowToGod #WakeUpAmerica #Awakening
MORNING WATCH NOTES:
Again (3rd time), the Lord instructs Jeremiah not to pray for Judah (see also 7:16; 11:14). Implied here, in context, is that their fasting, worship and offerings are no substitute for genuine, sincere repentance. Worship and stone cold hearts toward God are “NONSTARTERS.“
God cannot and will not be bought off by religious activity. Instead God vows to destroy this people with the sword, famine and disease – “three hammerblows of divine judgment” (e.g. 26:23–26; Ezk 5:12).* Lord, there is NO substitute for a genuinely surrendered, yielded, heart to you.
Like Judah, the only hope for America is a genuine turning back to God. America, sitting in church pews across the country, with stone cold hearts is no substitute for genuine repentance.
* Bible Knowledge Commentary of the Old Testament