You divided the waters above the firmament from the waters under the firmament. You defined the boundaries of land and water. You divided light from darkness.
You have given an instructed tongue to Your apostles, prophets, evangelists, counselors, and intercessors.
Open the ears of the intercessors who have a heart for healing. Waken them morning by morning to listen like one being taught. Guard them in righteousness.
As they set their faces like flint against evil forces of sin and disease, particularly chronic neurologic disease, do not put them to shame. You are the divine spark, and they are the flint. Ignite Your passion within their hearts to battle the diseases of autism spectrum disorders and Friedreich’s ataxia.
Your intercessors wait for You. You are a God of justice. Rise, be gracious, and show them compassion. We call out for help against these neurologic diseases. We have eaten the bread of adversity and drunk the water of affliction.
Open the eyes of the intercessors to see the teachers. Open their ears to hear the voice saying, “This is the way. Walk in it.”
Your tongue, O God, is a consuming fire. Reduce to ashes the idols, curses, and lies that bind Your children. Amen.
Isaiah 30:18-27, 50:2-7
Flint and fire