The Power of Intercession!
Isaiah 59:1-4 (KJV)
1:Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
3: For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
4: None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
Isaiah 59:7-11 (NIV)
7: Their feet rush into sin; they are swift to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are evil thoughts; ruin and destruction mark their ways.
8: The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks in them will know peace.
9: So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
10: Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead.
11: We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.