Innocent blood

Please note that the destruction of Judah resulted from the sins of the king’s great grandfather (Jehoiakim, Josiah, Amon, Manasseh, in reverse chronological order).

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2 Kings 24:2-4 (ESV)
And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldeans and bands of the Syrians and bands of the Moabites and bands of the Ammonites, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by his servants the prophets. Surely this came upon Judah at the command of the Lord, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also for the innocent blood that he had shed. For he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the Lord would not pardon.

Lamentations 4:12-13 (NLT)
Not a king in all the earth—
no one in all the world—
would have believed that an enemy
could march through the gates of Jerusalem.
Yet it happened because of the sins of her prophets
and the sins of her priests,
who defiled the city
by shedding innocent blood.

Our Father in heaven,

We have shed much innocent blood in this nation.
Lord, have mercy on our descendants.
Christ, have mercy on our descendants.
Lord, have mercy on our descendants.

Hebrews 11:3a Young’s Literal Translation
by faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by a saying of God,

Father, You can put the ages in their proper alignment.

Isaiah 58:12 (ESV)
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets to dwell in.

Father, raise up humble peacemakers in our nation that will lead us to repentance. Forgive our nation this great sin of abortion and repair the breach that has been created.

Lord, we yearn for Your life and blessing to flow to our descendants.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Amen.

Reference: Inspiration for this prayer came from chapter 3 of
An Appeal to Heaven
by Dutch Sheets.

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