Prayer Focus: Iraq

Bible Reading: Isaiah 27-30


Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him! (Isaiah 30:18)


Isaiah is filled with so many dark words and warnings. It is amazing the God would let His people survive, much less thrive. There are few—if any—things more precious to a dad than his children, though. Despite the evil ways of the people, God still sought ways to bless them.


This text reminds me that God is gracious, regardless of our actions. That is not to say that He is indifferent toward our sins, but rather that His love is steadfast, His mercies are new every morning, He is faithful. I love grace!


LORD, I want to be found faithful in waiting for You. The Jews waited hundreds—in some cases thousands—of years for the first coming of the Messiah. We await His return. I know my sins and the sins of our nation and world are vast, yet I am so grateful for Your amazing, incredible grace. I want to follow, honor, and bless You all of the days of my life. Great is Thy faithfulness. In Jesus’ Name, amen.