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Petra – Stand In The Gap lyrics

Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Ezekiel 22: 30, 1 Timothy 2: 1, James 5: 16

There's no feeling
Like when you have a friend in need
Their heart is wounded -
And you can feel your own heart bleed
And you wonder
Will they pull through this attack
You feel so helpless - you want to be fighting back
Don't think it's over - don't pull away
It's time to stand in - it's time to pray
Set the wheels in motion
With your devotion

Stand in the gap
Coming boldly to His throne of grace
Stand in the gap
He will hear you when you seek His face
Put your weapon to it's use
And believe it will produce
Stand in the gap
Until all hell...
Until all hell breaks loose

In the conflict
It seems like He doesn't hear
Be encouraged - He still has an open ear
It's not for nothing
It's not in vain
Make your petitions
Call on His name
He will bring assistance
Through your persistance

The enemy is gonna have to fold his hand
When the army of the Lord begins to take command
Nothing in the heavens or the earth can stand
Against the fervent prayer of a righteous man

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    Spiritual warefare is a very real thing whether you are a christian or not, or even whether you believe in god or not. To "stand in the gap" for someone doesn't necisarilly mean that person is lost or helpless, although it very well could be used in that situtation, but you can also stand in the gap for a spiritually strong christian who is under heavy attack from the enemy because of how obedient to god he is being. The one thing we know for sure, is that although god may take us through many trials and we may have no understanding to their purpose, just stay faithful to god and he will deliver.
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