Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end.
He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and uphold it with justice and righteousness from this time and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isa. 9:7
Lord Jesus, your righteousness is our surety, your love is our freedom, and your sovereignty is our sanity. The growing line of demarcation between political parties in our country and world, compels us to bring our frustrations to you, set our gaze on you, and put our trust in you.
Truly, there’s only one government and one peace sufficient to meet the needs of our sinful hearts, divided country, and this restless world. Through your resurrection, you’ve already been installed as “the ruler of kings on earth” (Rev. 1:5), and of everything else.
King David’s throne has become your throne of grace, from which you are actively ruling the world with your truth and grace. Eternal discretion, not human elections, determine the future. Make this more real to us than ever.
You are zealously working all things together after the counsel of your will. You—the Lamb of God, the Lord of Lords, and the Lamp of the New Jerusalem—are working in all things, for your glory, and for our good. No one and nothing can derail, deter, or distract you from bringing to completion your good work of redemption and restoration.
Your peace will prevail, not just over this current crazy-making season in our country, but also over all brokenness, evil, and arrogance. Forgive us when we get impatient with your timing, don’t like your providences, or second-guess your engagement.
As the gospel of your kingdom continues its transforming work in our lives, may it advance through our lives. Free us to show up joyfully and love boldly, pray unceasingly and hope patiently. You WILL finish making all things new, Jesus. Hallelujah! So very Amen we pray, in your mighty and merciful name.