Praying Bold Prayers in the Face of Crisis

Chaos. Confusion. These are things that happen during a crisis. Today our nation was subjected to a crisis, as two bombs went off during the end of the Boston Marathon. Tonight our nation is ravaged with fear and crisis, but in the name of Jesus Christ, tonight I challenge followers of Christ, to pray bold prayers and have no fear.

What does the Bible say about disasters and crisis’s?

“Don’t fear sudden danger
or the ruin of the wicked when it comes.” (Proverbs 3:25)

“Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes.” (Psalm 57:1)

“In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:4)

“For we know that if our temporary, earthly dwelling is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal dwelling in the heavens, not made with hands.” (2 Corinthians 5:1)

“At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;
when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.” (Isaiah 58:9)

“In my distress I called to the Lord,
and He answered me.” (Psalm 120:1)

“For He has delivered me from every trouble,
and my eye has looked down on my enemies.” (Psalm 54:7)

“If I walk into the thick of danger,
You will preserve my life
from the anger of my enemies.
You will extend Your hand;
Your right hand will save me.” (Psalm 138:7)

“Because of Your name, Yahweh,
let me live.
In Your righteousness deliver me from trouble,
and in Your faithful love destroy my enemies.
Wipe out all those who attack me,
for I am Your servant.” (Psalm 143:11-12)


“The Lord will protect you from all harm;
He will protect your life.
The Lord will protect your coming and going
both now and forever.” (Psalm 121:7-8)


Tonight we must come together as a nation and pray. Pray in the midst of this chaos and confusion. Praying for clarity and peace in this time. Praying for the families who’s lives have been shaken by this crisis. Pray for healing for these people that have been injured. Pray that families will have God’s peace throughout this process. 

As God’s warriors, it is time. In the face of crisis we have to step up and show this peace that passes all understanding. We have to be completely understanding and empathetic. In the words of Joshua, “Be strong and courageous.” Lean on Jesus Christ not only tonight, and not only in crisis’s but every night. 

Have a blessed, prayerful night,
Joseph. 

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