Pray, Confess, Weep, and Bow

morning thoughts
Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
Good Morning!
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Now while Ezra was praying, and while he was confessing, weeping, and bowing down before the house of God, a very large assembly of men, women, and children gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept very bitterly. Ezra 10:1
Sometimes while writing Morning Thoughts, I do it for the sake of writing, out of an obligation that I have for you.
I can be tired, rushed, overwhelmed, sick, and still feel an obligation to write.
Sometimes I write about nothing, at least it seems that way to me.
Then there are times I feel really inspired.
Last night I just happened to glance at the book of Ezra and read that scripture.
I wasn’t reading the whole book, just passing through.
Still, it got me to thinking about our nation.
We could use an Ezra today.
Someone to pray, confess, weep, and bow before God; someone to lead the people back into the path of righteousness before God.
This person would be a humble person, not doing it for fame and name but because of a deep love and commitment to God and to see His people turn back from their (our) wicked ways.
It seems we are not going to do it ourselves though we know we need to.
During the time of Ezra the whole nation turned back to God and put away their transgressions.
Meanwhile, we are getting more like the days of Noah where every imagination of our heart is evil continually.
Perhaps it will take more than one Ezra type individual for our land.
Perhaps God will raise up hundreds of Ezra’s for the U. S.
Pray for the country.

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