If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and
pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I
hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2Kings 2:19-22, Elisha was in the land of Jericho which, at the time,
was experiencing a situation that is similar to what our nation is
facing today. The land was beautiful, blessed and endowed with both
human and natural resources but the land was not as fruitful and
prosperous as it was supposed to be. Elisha asked for a new bowl and
placed salt in it. He poured out the salt at the source of the water of
the land and declared God's word of healing and prosperity over the
land. And you know what? A transformation took place immediately.
By believing in Jesus, we become new creatures, God's vessels and the
salt of the earth (Matt.5:13). We become instruments for God's
transformation. I see God pouring us out at the source of the problems
of our nation and using us to bring great healing and restoration to our
land. This is not the time to grumble, complain and oppose each other
like people without God and without hope. It is the time to humble
ourselves, pray and seek God's face. It is time to turn from our wicked
ways and walk in God's love and righteousness.
Darkness does not have dominion over light; however, darkness prevails
when the light refuses to shine. We are the light of our nation
(Matt.5:1416). More than ever before, it is time for us to exercise our
dominion over every form of darkness in our nation. It is time to use
our words and our actions to say a louder 'NO' to every form of evil and
corruption. As we pray today and as we continue to manifest more of
God's light and sweetness, God will heal and restore our nation.
PRAYER FOCUS: Thank God for His mercies over Nigeria and pray in
faith about the areas where you want to see God's healing and
restoration. Pray for more of God's love and righteousness to prevail
among His people. Declare God's peace and prosperity over Nigeria.