Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Blessing for Svay Pak

We bless Sway Pak, that it would no longer be a place of bloodshed, terror, desolation and ruin, but a place of joy, peace, hope and Christ-like love. We bless Sway Pak that darkness would flee, that evil would no longer prevail, that those who come here for ungodly purposes would be turned back, and that those who work evil deeds in darkness would come into God¹s marvelous light.

May it be a place redeemed where every tongue confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord. May the people here humble themselves and bow before the Lord. May it be a place rescued, where mighty men, women and children of God rise up and having been set free, lead others from captivity to Christ Jesus.

We bless Svay Pak that it would be transformed from a place used by Satan for destruction and devastation, to a place used for God¹s glory. May every narrow alleyway, every dwelling place, every hidden place and brothel be purged of evil in Jesus¹ name. May it become a beacon calling all to come from the highways to gather together to worship the living God (Matthew 22:9).

May the people who dwell here cease to worship idols fashioned by the hands of man, but do away with all false gods to worship the One true living God in spirit and truth.

We bless Svay Pak that the brokenhearted would be healed, the captives set free, and the prisons opened to those who are bound. May all who mourn be comforted, may they receive beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness. May they be called trees of righteousness, a planting of the Lord that He may be glorified (Isa 61:1-3).

May this be a place where brothels would close and hearts would open. A place where parents¹ hearts would be turned toward their children (no matter their gender), and they would learn to love them through Christ Jesus. A place where husband¹s hearts would turn to their wives and wives to their husbands in Godly order.

May this be a place of victorious Christian ­ overcomers - who bow before the throne of the most high God to honour Him. May each generation leave their former ways to follow Christ alone. May they jointly rebuild the old ruins, raise up the former desolations, repair the ruined city ­ the desolations of many generations (Isa 61:4). May they be named Priests of the Lord and Servants of our God. (vs 6). Instead of shame may they know double honour. Instead of confusion may they rejoice in their portion. May they possess double and know everlasting joy (vs 7).

May every inhabitant know the Lord loves justice. May He direct their work in truth. May they rejoice in the Lord and be clothed with the garments of salvation and covered with robes of righteousness (vs 8 & 10).

Where there was once weeping, may there be singing. Where once desolation, may there be clapping and shouts of joy in the streets. May the Lord cause His righteousness and praise to spring forth from Svay Pak into all the nations.

We bless Svay Pak in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.


(Prayed over Sway Pak by Team 2, March 6, 2010)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Melanie and Team 2 for the seeds of love you have sown into this special community that has a special place in God's heart. We claim this blessing for Svay Pak knowing that He who has begun a good work in this place will indeed complete it! Thank You Jesus for these servants of yours who have given their gift of time and service as a labor of love. May Your love continue to flow through every street of this community healing broken hearts and filling them with hope and joy as they discover the One who has NOT FORGOTTEN them but engraved them in the palm of His hands because He first loved them and gave His life for them!