“Then Jehosophat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple of the Lord in front of the new courtyard and said:
‘O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in Heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you. O our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? They have lived in it and have built in it a sanctuary for your Name, saying, “If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgement, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.
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But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them. See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us an inheritance. O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.”
2 Chronicles 20:6-13
Lord God, you knew of the “vast army” facing us –you knew its tactics, its strength, its means, its plans to destroy us. And you sent us your Son to do battle for us. By Jesus’ death on the cross he defeated forever Satan, sin and death’s grip on our lives. Ours sins are forgiven. We can use the name of Jesus to ward off Satan’s attacks. We can look death in the eye and not fear. Lord, there are other battles that we face day to day because we still are in the world and so we look to you today asking for your strength, your help, your deliverance and we give to you all glory and praise! We pray in the strong name of Jesus, Amen!
“Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength;
we will sing and praise your might.”