Confession of sin is not always an enjoyable process.  There may be weeping, grief and heartache.  Yet, the end is better than the beginning.

In Ezekial, God sought someone who would stand in the gap:

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”  Ezekial 22:30  nkjv

To make a wall is an image for leading the people to repentance.  God was looking for a reason to not bring judgment upon the people.  He was looking for a “stand in the gap” servant, who cared and would intercede for the people before Him.  But He found none.

It’s not always enjoyable to stand in the gap for others, or for a nation that needs it.  It’s sacrificial and serious.  But the blessing of God comes through it.

Let’s take time to confess sin in our own lives, in our city, and even nation, and ask God for His mercy and salvation.  Though weeping may endure for a night, joy comes in the morning.

Fast & Pray… In Christ,

Kari Bitz


Cord of 3 Ministries




“And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down to the ground,
and put his face between his knees” …and it affected a nation.
(1 Kings 18:42 nkjv)