For the conversion of Joppa, Israel

2 Kings 1:2 (KJV)
And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

Baalzebub–lord of the flies

Our Father in heaven,
Israel is a secular nation, a people of loyalties divided between the God of Israel and false gods.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
They place their religious weight on a man-made lattice of ideologies.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
The engineers of this lattice have rejected the chief corner stone. You have laid in Zion a stone, a tested stone, a costly corner stone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
It is marvelous in our eyes. The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. O Father, that the citizens of Joppa would not scoff at the Rock of their salvation!
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Just as the Israelites were spared the swarms of flies in the land of Goshen, spare Your children in Joppa. Let their lives be precious in Your sight. Amen.

References: Exodus 8:20-32

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