Sunday, February 28, 2021



God's Prayer Power - Session 9

Our verse today is: Jeremiah 8:19

"Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?"

What is meant by the word Behold? It is saying listen.

Listen to what? The voice. The cry of God's people.

Where are the people dwelling?  A far country. 

What question are the people asking?  They want to know where God is.

What next do they ask? They want to know if He has deserted them. 

What does the Lord answer with? Why have my people provoked me to anger with their graven images (idols) and with strange vanities (evil rites)?

What three words or thoughts reach out to you? To me they were:

Crying - In distress

Help - Unable to withstand

God - Encompassing


In Psalm 34:17 it says, "The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; . . ."

The people are in a far country, and they are crying because they feel like God is not there with them.


Psalm 46:1 says, "God is our protection and source of strength. He is always ready to help us in times of trouble."

The people know they are not able to withstand all the things happening to them but they know God can help them and protect them. So they are wondering where He is. They feel He may have deserted them.


God truly can and will help His people. But these people have not been true to God in their actions and behaviors. They have strayed and become worldly and taken up with idols and evil doings. Yet even so, they are expecting God to save them. 

If you look and it carefully, you wonder why the people did not realize that God had not deserted them, but they deserted God? Why did they go off and choose to worship idols, knowing it was wrong. Why did they permit themselves to act in sinful and evil ways? If they would but repent and turn to God, that is all it would take and follow after Him.

When you get off on the wrong track, do you recognize it? If so, do you immediately, repent and turn to God asking for forgiveness and turning back to Him or do you continue down that path?

 Prayer :  

 Bring us oh Lord back to

 Recognizing shameful


Allow us to blush and be

 Aware of what is

Spiritually right and what is

Spiritually wrong.

Help us to turn away from the

Daily cultural pleasure-

Centered values. Move in our

Church, don’t let it mirror worldly

Values or cultural values. Help our

Chuch’s to encourage believers to

Live scripturally. We ask you to

Restore our morality and Christian

Standards in our society.


Jeremiah 8:19


This week let us spend time reading Jeremiah 8 and listen to what God is saying to us.


May God bless you and your family this week. 

If any of you  would like prayer, you may email me at If you have questions or comments, feel free to comment below.

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