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    Crying out to the LORD

    I don't like the evil in the world, so i pray about it. Even though it doesn't affect me personally. Why do I care so much about fellow humans that I don't know? I don't know them, but God does and I want the oppressors and bullies of the world to repent and come to Jesus for salvation. I want the oppressed to find their true hope in Christ. I want innocent babies to not be killed. And I know God hates evil more than I ever could. I trust that He knows what He is doing. I can still cry out to the Lord on the behalf of others anyway, right?
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christianbookworm View Post
    I don't like the evil in the world, so i pray about it. Even though it doesn't affect me personally. Why do I care so much about fellow humans that I don't know? I don't know them, but God does and I want the oppressors and bullies of the world to repent and come to Jesus for salvation. I want the oppressed to find their true hope in Christ. I want innocent babies to not be killed. And I know God hates evil more than I ever could. I trust that He knows what He is doing. I can still cry out to the Lord on the behalf of others anyway, right?
    Absolutely you can cry out to the Lord. I know of no Bible verse that says this isn't a permitted petition to bring to God.

    I suggest that as soon as you know about an evil, whether it's close to you or far, far away, it affects you. Just the knowledge of evil drags us down. Now I think God more wants us to fight the evil we can than pray about the distant evil that besides prayer we can do nothing about. Yet to repeat, that I know of no reason not bring those petitions to God.

    You have a heart for having the world restored to as God intended it to be. Seeing the world as it is, should make us grieve for the damage, pray for change, and seek what we can minister to.

    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

    "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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    Am I bugging God if I keep praying for Him to please intervene in this pandemic? I might have been asking for a miracle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christianbookworm View Post
    Am I bugging God if I keep praying for Him to please intervene in this pandemic? I might have been asking for a miracle?
    I don't think it's possible for a believer to bug God. (It might be possible for an unbeliever but that's off topic.) I suggest that you take a look at the Parable of the Corrupt Judge (Luke 18:1-8) especially verses 6 & 7. To me, they speak to your concern.

    You may be asking for a miracle. In a way, anytime God intervenes in the world, it is a miracle. Just be ready in case he says no.
    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

    "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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    I have the attitude that it would be great if He intervened, but I will trust in Him no matter what He does. After all, no matter what happens, there is the final Ressurection.
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christianbookworm View Post
    I don't like the evil in the world, so i pray about it. Even though it doesn't affect me personally. Why do I care so much about fellow humans that I don't know? I don't know them, but God does and I want the oppressors and bullies of the world to repent and come to Jesus for salvation. I want the oppressed to find their true hope in Christ. I want innocent babies to not be killed. And I know God hates evil more than I ever could. I trust that He knows what He is doing. I can still cry out to the Lord on the behalf of others anyway, right?
    I've been pondering about your post. I know in most services to some extend, the congregation confesses their individual sins either aloud in some form of group confession or silently. This is something we should do as Christians.

    Yet I wonder if there is a place for an occassional service to confess that the world is full of sin. We commit our own sins and yet we are also impacted by the sins of others. I am always affected by sin but not always sin of my making.

    What do you think? Is there is a place for a service along the lines of "Lord, this world is filled with sin and it grieves You and us. This world doesn't work as You intended it to. Help us to deal with the sorrow and the pain."
    "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

    "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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