Prayer Of Jehosaphat

2Ch 20:1  Some time later, the armies of Moab and Ammon, together with the Meunites, went to war against
2Ch 20:2  Messengers told Jehoshaphat, “A large army from Edom east of the Dead Sea has invaded our country.
They have already reached En-Gedi.”
2Ch 20:3  Jehoshaphat was afraid, so he asked the LORD what to do. He then told the people of Judah to go
without eating to show their sorrow.
2Ch 20:4  They immediately left for Jerusalem to ask for the LORD’s help.

Prayer of Jehoshaphat
2Ch 20:5   After everyone from Judah and Jerusalem had come together at
the LORD’s temple, Jehoshaphat stood in front of the new
2Ch 20:6   and prayed: You, LORD, are the God our ancestors worshiped,
and from heaven you rule every nation in the world. You are so
powerful that no one can defeat you.
2Ch 20:7   Our God, you forced out the nations who lived in this land before
your people Israel came here, and you gave it to the descendants
of your friend Abraham forever.
2Ch 20:8   Our ancestors lived in this land and built a temple to honor you.
2Ch 20:9   They believed that whenever this land is struck by war or disease
or famine, your people can pray to you at the temple, and you will
hear their prayer and save them.
2Ch 20:10 You can see that the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Edom are
attacking us! Those are the nations you would not let our
ancestors invade on their way from Egypt, so these nations were
not destroyed.
2Ch 20:11 Now they are coming to take back the land you gave us.

2Ch 20:12 Aren’t you going to punish them? We won’t stand a chance when
this army attacks. We don’t know what to do–we are begging for
your help.

2Ch 20:13  While every man, woman, and child of Judah was standing there at the temple,
2Ch 20:14  the LORD’s Spirit suddenly spoke to Jahaziel, a Levite from the Asaph clan.
2Ch 20:15  Then Jahaziel said: Your Majesty and everyone from Judah and Jerusalem, the LORD  says that you don’t need to be afraid or let this powerful army discourage you. God will  fight on your side!
2Ch 20:16  So here’s what you must do. Tomorrow the enemy armies will march through the desert around the town of Jeruel. March down and meet them at the town of Ziz as they come up the valley.
2Ch 20:17  You won’t even have to fight. Just take your positions and watch the LORD rescue you from your enemy. Don’t be afraid. Just do as you are told. And as you march out tomorrow, the LORD will be there with you.

The above content taken from the 1833 webster Bible


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