South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Friday, June 28, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota
Our 25th county to pray for in South Dakota is Grant County, with the city of Milbank being the county seat. We release the book of Lamentations to Grant County.  These lamentations were composed by the prophet Jeremiah.  In spite of years of disobedience - and repeated warnings - the Jewish people lost their city of Jerusalem.  Here Jeremiah eloquently mourns its destruction. Lamentations presents Jeremiah's grief along with God's great sorrow, the depth of His love, and His willingness to forgive.

Centuries later Jesus weeps over the city of Jerusalem in the same fashion that Jeremiah did.  But the city of Jesus' day was physically whole . . . it was for the Jews' spiritual ruin that He mourned.  Like Jesus - who was ". . . a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief" (Isaiah 53:3) - Jeremiah identified himself with human suffering. 

While expressing God's sorrow along with his own, Jeremiah takes the opportunity to express God's faithfulness and to call His people to repentance.  God again reminds them to trust in Him. "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:22, 23). 

Father we release through the Name, the Blood and the Light of Jesus Christ, Your faithfulness to be known and manifested all across Grant County.  We thank you Father, that Grant County will not be disobedient in following You and Your ways, but will carry such a revelation of Your love for them, that great love and compassion would not only be shown to You but also to the people in Grant County.  Thank you also Father, that Grant County will be prosperous in their ways as they follow Your Kingdom principles made very clear to us in Your Word.  Let the people of Grant County declare, "Our God's faithfulness is great, and His mercies are new every day to us."  Let the faithfulness of God be known across Grant County!


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