Thursday, May 1, 2008

Pray for America!

Today is the 57th Annual National Day of Prayer here in the United States.

Here is my prayer for our Country today:

That the LORD God would:

Transform the hearts of all Americans, to turn from their wicked ways, to pray and seek God's face, to humble themselves, confessing their sins, asking and seeking God's forgiveness.

Break our hearts over National sins: Abortion, Sodomy, Divorce, and the breakup of the family (the list goes on)

That the Word of God would be preached with clarity, and in Truth from the pulpits of America. And that the pastors and preachers would be filled with the power of God to preach Christ's Word, in season and out of season. That many hearts would be convicted of sin, and that a New Awakening would sweep the Nation like wild-fire.

That God would:

Give wisdom, courage, and strength to President Bush, his cabinet, advisers and family.

Encourage our Military commanders, and give them comfort, courage and strength during their times of separation from family and for their protection as they fight in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Bless our soldiers and their families, that God would shine His face down upon them and give them His peace and protection. That they would be soon reunited with their families.

Guide our next President in all Truth, that they would be rooted and grounded in the Word of God. That he/she would lead our Nation back to our Godly foundation, in reverence and humble submission realizing that we were founded on principles from God's Word. That he/she would be a strong, un-compromising leader, who will stand in the Strength of the Lord in the face of adversity.

And for the up-coming General Election, that all would be done to the will of God, and that His name would be magnified and that God's will would be done in the election process.

For God's blessings on:

Ministries like Answers in Genesis, Vision Forum, American Vision, Grace to You and the Institute for Creation Research, and others who are standing on the Word, and upholding the Truth to our nation so desperately in need of Truth. That they would be blessed, and that their leaders would not waver, even when they are attacked. But that they would take up the whole Armor of God, to face the Wiles of the Devil.


Christians families would: "Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24: 15

I will close with this challenge. We must not, we cannot stop praying after today for our country and our leaders. For the massive problems we face. We must pray for these every day. Pray for America!

*"26 When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, when they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin because You afflict them, 27 then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance.... 29 Whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by anyone, or by all Your people Israel, when each one knows his own burden and his own grief, and spreads out his hands to this temple: 30 then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of the sons of men), 31 that they may fear You, to walk in Your ways as long as they live in the land which You gave to our fathers."

*"13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land."

*Chronicles 6:26-27, 29-31; 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 [emphasis my own]

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