Summon your might, O God. Display your power O God as you have in the past. The kings of the earth are bringing tribute to your Temple in Jerusalem. Rebuke these enemy nations – these wild animals lurking in the reeds, this herd of bulls among the weaker calves. Make them bring bars of silver in humble tribute. Scatter the nations that delight in war. Let Egypt come with gifts of precious metals; let Ethiopia bow in submission to God. Psalm 68: 28- 31 NLT
Having trouble with your neighboring countries? Ask for God's help!
Ask for God to display his power and might. Ask that the leaders of the other countries may come and bring God gifts in worship. Ask God to rebuke the enemies that are like wild animals in the reeds, or a herd of bulls among weak calves or even a bull in a china shop: they are causing wreckage and havoc and need to be stopped. May they bring bigger tithes and give of themselves. Make them no longer to desire war but to bow in submission to God.
But before you get too cocky in your prayers, better make sure you have submitted to God. Are you bringing your best to him? What kind of gifts have you given in worship? Are you causing havoc around you? Are you for peace in your neighborhood or for war?
God, summon your might and display your power. May we submit to you, may all the nations submit to you. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims