A Prayer for Recovery and Restoration in Japan
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the nation of Japan and its people. Thank You for being Jehovah Shalom, the Lord God of peace. Thank You for watching over the nation of Japan and for sending people to help them to rebuild and recover from the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami. Lord, we, Your children, long for You as the deer longs for streams of water. We thirst for You, the living God. Father, all that is within us will wait quietly for You. You alone are our rock and our salvation. You are our fortress where we will not be shaken. Our victory and honor comes from You alone. Lord, You are majestic and we bless Your holy and righteous Name.
Eternal Father, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done in Japan. Today, we cry out for the nation of Japan. As the people of God, we know that Your arm is not too weak to save the Japanese people from this devastating disaster. We expect Your divine intervention because we are praying. We confess that through the recovery process the people of Japan will realize that You so loved them that You gave Your one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have eternal life. Using the authority given to us by Jesus Christ, we speak to the radioactive iodine levels and command them to decrease so that the water and food supply is safe for public consumption. We declare that human radioactive contamination will not increase. Lord, You have not given the Japanese people a spirit of fear so we cancel the assignment of fear that is preventing tourists from visiting the resorts and businesses that have been restored. We call forth justice to run down like water and righteousness like a stream for the families who make a living in the fishing industry in Japan. We call forth adequate compensation for those whose businesses have been stalled because of the contaminated sea water. We decree that Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) CEO Masataka Shimizu will listen to wise counsel and receive instruction as they co-devise recovery strategies. We command the necessary funds for rebuilding to come forth!
Holy Spirit, thousands of people are still missing, please guide the efforts of the rescue teams in their recovery efforts. Give peace to those families who are still waiting for word about missing loved ones. Continue to give the TEPCO engineers wisdom as they work on rebuilding the damaged reactors. Reveal any breaches to the facility structure. Protect and watch over the workers of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station as they perform their daily duties. Touch the hearts of the global community to continue to assist Japan in this extraordinary recovery effort. Lord, touch the hearts of world leaders to continue to provide the necessary support Japan will need to rebuild.
Merciful Father, please forgive all of us for our many sins. Forgive us for disobedience, rebellion, unbelief, forms of idolatry, shedding of innocent blood, and the rejection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Forgive those who prey on people in tragic circumstances. Forgive the people in Japan who have not been sensitive to Your leadership. Forgive those Christians who live among the people in this part of the world for not adequately praying for this nation and for not consistently sharing Your love and Your Word. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed.) Holy Spirit, remind the residents of Japan of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Faithful Father, help the residents of Japan to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.
We worship You, O Great Deliverer! All praise belongs to You. You are the Lord God of Israel who alone does such wonderful things. We will praise Your glorious Name forever. Let the whole earth be filled with Your glory, Amen and Amen!
Scripture References for the Written Text: Judges 6:24, Psalm 42:1-2, Psalm 62:5-7, Matthew 6:10, Isaiah 59:1, John 3:16, II Timothy 1:2, Amos 5:24, Proverbs 20:18, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 72:18-19
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