National Day of Prayer *2013*

today is the national day of prayer.
does that mean anything to you?

will you run your day any differently?




 
the theme scripture for this year is:



Matthew 12:21 :
 “In His name the nations will put their hope.”




what an awesome verse for me to focus on today.
when i think of how far our nation has fallen from the Lord, it is astounding.
 
[just this morning,
 i heard a 19 year old girl, had a baby in McCaskey's bathroom, and threw it away.
the janitor found it.
ugh.
i wonder if she knows her worth?
she certainly didn't realize her baby had worth. was a treasure. a gift.
 
and that doctor in Philly who is on trial for killing babies alive, at an abortion clinic.
what is the matter with this picture?
when did life start to "not matter" and become such an inconvenience,
that we just snuff it out. as the easiest alternative.

how about my daughter needs my permission to get an aspirin from the school nurse for a headache.
but can now go to the drug store and purchase the morning after pill over the counter.
seriously. enough is enough.
 
oh how the Lord's heart must ache with pain and heaviness. ]
 
The National Day of Prayer task force is asking us to pray this prayer sometime today.
Please do so if you feel led...
 
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Father, we come to You to pray for our nation, the United States of America.

How You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, “America, America, God shed His grace on thee.” Yet we see trouble in our culture today. We see the breakdown of the family, crippling addictions, and random acts of horrific violence.

Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have “forgotten God.” But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again.

Scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, “Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6)


That is our prayer for America today, Lord. Send a mighty spiritual awakening that will turn the hearts of men and women, boys and girls back to you. You have told us if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, that You will forgive our sins and heal our land. (2 Chronicles7:14)

Forgive us today, Lord, and heal this troubled land that we love so much.

We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ.
Amen.


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other scriptures of relevance for today:


"Despise God's Word and find yourself in trouble. Obey it and succeed."


Proverbs 13:13 TLB



"Have two goals: wisdom - that is knowing and doing right - and
common sense. Don't let them slip away."

Proverbs 3:21 TLB



"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." 1Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV










 

Comments

Angie Myer said…
Praying w/ you! :)
Love,
Ang

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