Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, Luke 19:41 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please give us such compassion for our city.
saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Luke 19:42 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us know what makes for our peace.
For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation." Luke 19:43-44 (NKJV)
Father, our enemies are within and without: drugs, promiscuity, violence, unforgiveness, anger, and hatred.
Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.' " Luke 19:45-46 (NKJV)
Jesus, come and cleanse our churches and make them houses of prayer for all peoples.
And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him, and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him. Luke 19:47-48 (NKJV)
Father, let your people be attentive to hear Jesus.
A Word Received: Come to me; hearken to my words to you.