Isaiah 28:5, 6 (Pt. 2) Thought/Prayer:  Picture Ourselves.  Topics:  2 at end.

After speaking to Israel about sin, “In that day the LORD of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people; and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” RSV (Read this scripture and more at

We can be “at the gate” of anti-life forces and issues from near or far. If we are praying for God’s will to be done, we are always at any gate of any combatant, of any conflict. God, through the Holy Spirit, carries our concerns and requests to the place of the struggle – and he answers them in His infinite timing and knowledge. Our part is to "be there," to not give up.

Perhaps we should always picture ourselves as being right where the problem exists, about which we pray. Perhaps if we are praying for a friend, for example – picture ourselves right by that person’s side, in prayer. Fortunately, some people do not yet understand our prayers for them – so to be able to trust God to carry our concerns and His answers right to them is most helpful. Maybe someday we will be able to pray directly with them.

Maybe we can picture ourselves being with a young frightened mother-to-be (unexpectedly), sharing our Lord and praying. We can picture ourselves being in that shabby room of a less-than-careful abortionist, covering with prayer the young woman waiting tremulously in a chair. We can picture ourselves standing by the door and claiming scripture to turn back the possibility of death inside.

Lord, help us to “image” ourselves in many places, praying and claiming scripture, all the while knowing that it is You who is actually there. You are the only one who can make a difference. Help us form pictures in our minds of all of this, while pleading our case for the unborn.

Topics: For all life-persons to be able to envision God within all the situations we pray for – and that we can believe that He is answering our prayers.
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