“Abraham came near and said, ‘Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city; will You indeed sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?'” (Gen. 18:23-25)
Our Father in heaven,
Much iniquity has taken place in the Mississippi Delta over the centuries. Remember the righteous when You consider the Delta.
Be merciful toward our iniquities and remember our sins no more, for Jesus Christ is our High Priest. He is seated at the right hand of Your throne of majesty in heaven.
Who is a God like You, who forgives wickedness
And passes over the rebellious acts of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He [constantly] delights in mercy and lovingkindness.
He shall again have compassion on us;
He will subdue and tread underfoot our wickedness [destroying sin’s power].
Yes, You will cast all our sins
Into the depths of the sea.
You take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. We cry out for the conversion of the wicked in the Mississippi Delta. Amen.
Hebrews 8, Micah 7:18-19, Ezekiel 33:11