Standing In The Gap

bridge_the_gap_1332691857I’ll stand in the gap for my son
I’ll stand till the victory’s won
This one thing I know, that You love him so
And your work with my child is not done

I’ll stand in the gap every day
And there I will fervently pray
And Lord, just one favor, don’t let me waver
If things get quite rough, which they may

I’ll never give up on that boy
Nor will You for You promised him joy
For I know it was true, when he said “Yes” to You
Though the enemy seeks to destroy

I’ll not quit as I intercede
For You are his Savior indeed
Though it may take years, I give you my fears
As I trust every moment I plead

And so in the gap I will stand
Heeding your every command
With help from above, I unconditionally love
And soon he will reach for your hand.

AUTHOR | Shirley Pope Waite

Ezekiel 22:30 says “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.

When you pray for others, you call on to God on their behalf. It can be asking God to have mercy on them. For God to give them increased wisdom, strength, grace etc. It can be prayer of divine protection from the devices of the evil one. We have heard testimonies of people who received salvation because their grandmother, parents, or friends stood in the gap- praying for God to show them His salvation. Many lives have been saved from destruction, sickness and disease because someone somewhere was praying for them.

Instead of condemning others, stand in the gap for them.

“Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children.” Lamentations 2:19

When our prayers reaches the powerful God who answers prayers, there is a miraculous turn around, always.