Weekly Watch Focus: Hurricane Florence Recovery, Feast of Tabernacles, Judge Brett Kavanaugh
FRIDAY, September 21, 2018—Pray for the people in North and South Carolina recovering from hurricane Florence and the devastating floods that have overwhelmed New Bern, Wilmington, and surrounding areas. Record rainfall inundated the coast, leaving entire cities and neighborhoods under water. First responders and volunteers rescued hundreds from flooded homes. Major roadways were shut down and many rivers had not yet crested. At the time of this writing, twenty-three lives have been lost. Pray for those who have suffered loss of life and homes. Thank the Lord for the thousands of volunteers, first responders, and local and federal agencies who have mobilized to help in this crisis. May the Lord bless and strengthen them. Pray also for the organizations who are providing emergency aid and disaster relief. Pray for the waters to recede and protection from disease. We ask for the God of All Comfort to surround every family affected by this tragedy in His peace, presence, and provision.
Part 2: Feast of Tabernacles
As we conclude our corporate fast, we thank the Lord for our many blessings. We thank the Lord again for the great turn-around in our economy. We thank the Lord for His Word and His Spirit. We rejoice in our salvation, as Israel celebrates the Feast of Tabernacles with great joy. In solidarity with our Jewish friends around the world, we pray God’s blessings and shalom on Israel.
We pray once again that God give us strength and grace to solidify our Judeo-Christian foundations. May He generously pour His living waters over His Church as He promised on the Great day of the Feast! May His glory shine over every family. Chag Sameach!
Part 3: Judge Brett Kavanaugh
Pray for Judge Kavanaugh and his family. This week an accusation was launched against Judge Kavanaugh. Let us pray for God’s light to shine on this situation, bringing His truth, binding back every false voice, and binding the spirit of witchcraft that would come to disrupt our justice system. Pray for the Spirit of wisdom that rested on Solomon to anoint our leaders to cut through this dispute and settle all questions.
Psalm 93:3-4, “The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea."
Isaiah 43:2, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.”
Psalm 32:6-7, “For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely in a flood of great waters they shall not come near him. You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Psalm 74:15-16, “You broke open the fountain and the flood; You dried up mighty rivers. The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the light and the sun.”
Psalm 60:1b,2, "Oh, restore us again! You have made the earth tremble; You have broken it; heal its breaches, for it is shaking."
Psalm 46:1-3, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.”
John 7:37-38, “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his belly will flow rivers of living water.’”
Leviticus 23:42-43, “You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”
I Corinthians 10:4, “For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.”
Isaiah 33:22, “For the Lord is our judge; the Lord is our lawgiver; the Lord is our king; he will save us.” Psalm 82:1, “God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment.”
Daniel 7:9-10, “As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.”
Proverbs 8:14-16, “I have counsel and sound wisdom; I have insight; I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles, all who govern justly.”