Fasting

Ezra 10:6 (NLT) Regarding Israel’s taking pagan wives
Then Ezra left the front of the Temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. He spent the night there without eating or drinking anything. He was still in mourning because of the unfaithfulness of the returned exiles.

Jehohanan–Jehovah granted
Eliashib–whom God will restore

Ezra’s repentance included fasting in a space Jehovah granted, by an inheritance of restoration.

O Lord, may we in the United States likewise turn to You in repentance. Open our hearts. Grant us those intersections of time and space to pray and fast. Restore our nation’s inheritance. Amen.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s