121 Days of Prayer
Lord, There is No One Besides You
The purposes of this prayer are: Ability/Success, Opportunity, Protection and Leadership.
Lord of Hosts, Asa was one of the good kings of Judah. He exhorted the people of Judah to seek the God of their ancestors (2 Chronicles 14:4) and to obey his commandments. He also urged them to build up the defenses around the cities of Judah: “’Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, with doors and bars. The land is still ours because we sought the Lord our God. We sought him and he gave us rest on every side.’ So they built and succeeded,” and further, the Cushites “came against them with an army of one million men and 300 chariots. They came as far as Mareshah. So Asa marched out against him and lined up in battle formation in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God: ‘Lord, there is no one besides you to help the mighty and those without strength. Help us, Lord our God, for we depend on you, and in your name we have come against this large army. Yahweh, you are our God. Do not let a mere mortal hinder you.’ So the Lord routed the Cushites before Asa and before Judah, and the Cushites fled.” 2 Chronicles 14:7, 9–12 (HCSB). Lord, we pray that you help us to place good leaders over us who know to seek you. You provide us with the abundance of opportunities to do your will and bring glory to your name. You also give us the talents to successfully exploit those opportunities. We know that good leaders that you place over us motivate us to fully utilize those talents. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.