Prayer Focus: India

Bible Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-8:15

Scripture  

 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.

 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked. Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria.

– 2 Kings 6: 15-19

Observation  – Elisha has always been of my favorite prophets.  And the story above has always been one of my favorite stories about him.  If there were superheroes in the Bible, I think Elisha would have been one.  The above reference shows just one of the gifts that God gave him.  He could see what was really happening around him.  Imagine what it would be like to be able to see the happenings in the realm of angels going on right now right around you.  Elisha knew he wasn’t in danger, God’s army was there.  But Elisha’s servant had no idea what was going on, all he saw was an overwhelming army with chariots and warriors coming to get his master.  He had no idea of Elisha’s security force.

Even then, Elisha could have prayed to wipe out his enemy.  Instead he spared them, gave them food and drink and sent them back to their homeland.

Application –  Wouldn’t it be fantastic to everyday have the vision of Elisha.  To be able to see exactly what the Lord was doing this very minute.  To see the struggle between the forces of the World and that of the Lord.  You know we might not be able to see exactly like Elisha.  But we can see glimpses of what he sees,  we just have to learn to pray like Elisha prayed, and be faithful to God’s will.

Prayer –  Lord help us to pray like Elisha, help us to be so intune with your will that we can see it with our own eyes.  Help us to have the compassion for our enemies, just as Elisha did.  Overall, help us to trust you, like Elisha did, to protect us and guide us.  Thank you Lord for all you do for us, all that you are doing for us, and all that you will do for us…. Amen.

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