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“Standing In The Gap”

Key Verse

“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Ezekiel 22:30

Text — Ezekiel 22:29-31


Standing in the gap is a spiritual language describing the act of intercessory prayers. It is a call to pray on behalf of someone, a group of people, the church and the nation at large. If there is any time to stand in the gap, it is now. To stand in the gap, you must start with yourself. There is so much trouble and confusion in the world today, it is only heartfelt prayers that can make you to overcome and remain strong. Therefore, spend quality time to pray for yourself. Secondly, stand in the gap for your family – pray for those who are not saved yet. Pray for your father, mother, guardian, brothers, sisters, grandparents and other members of the family.

Other sets of people to intercede for include: (a) Sinful children around you. (b) Your community and nation at large. (c) The church – That God will revive the church that it will continue to stand for righteousness even in this corrupt world. (d) Children in conflict situation – pray for God’s mercy and help in times of trouble. God wants His children to stand in the gap for others. His judgment will soon come on the disobedient and wicked people. Your prayers will go a long way to help the people turn back to God and escape His judge.

Further Reading

James 5:13-18

Prayer for today

Lord, give me power and courage to stand in the gap and pray for others.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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