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Prayer Thread for the Election
Me | 11/2/06 | Knitting a Conundrum

Posted on 11/02/2006 9:13:31 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum

Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor; but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. Proverbs 28: 15, 16

With the election coming, I ask those of you who wish to to join me in prayer for the election.


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My intentions are that the Lord's will be done, that corrupt acts be brought to light and those who do wrong on election day be found out, and that a fire be lit in the hearts of all to cast the right vote.

Please feel free to join in prayer, list your intentions and ask God's blessing on our country Election day.

1 posted on 11/02/2006 9:13:32 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum
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To: Pegita; Salvation; trussell; GirlShortstop; Maeve; Siobhan; tiki; SuziQ; Mr. Thorne; Tribune7; ...

Please, if you feel so moved, join me in a prayer vigil through Tuesday evening for the upcoming elections. And please ping anyone you think might be interested in doing this.


2 posted on 11/02/2006 9:17:03 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

A Prayer for national leaders:

Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the LORD. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit."

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately corrupt; who can understand it?

"I the LORD search the mind and try the heart, to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings."

Jeremiah 17: 5-10

O Lord, have mercy on us,
each and every one of us
for trusting in our own strong hand
instead of in your hands.

O Lord, you who know all hearts,
soften our hearts,
awaken us to where we have failed,
awaken us to whom it is who gives us our strength,
and teach us to walk in your ways.

Today, O Lord, I send up my prayers
That you guide the minds and hearts of those
who go to the polls to choose our next group of leaders.

May these be men and women of your chosing,
who will lead us as you want.

Please help those who will stand up against the darkness
hold their place agains the gathering foes
and bravely do the right thing.

Above all, may your will be done, this day and always.

In the name of Jesus we ask, Amen.


3 posted on 11/02/2006 9:20:16 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Dear Father in Heaven, I join with my Freeper friends in agreement, asking for you to continue to bless the USA. Please grant wisdom and guidance to the voters. Open their eyes to deceptive reports and tactics.

Your will be done. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.


4 posted on 11/02/2006 9:23:19 PM PST by alnick
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I will join you, in fasting and prayer. I have seen the Hand of God work miracles in my life - and I know that His Will *will* be done.

We go before God. May He grant our prayers, in Jesus Name...


5 posted on 11/02/2006 9:27:51 PM PST by dandelion
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To: dandelion

I have run enough prayer lists and threads to know the Hand of God is a marvelous thing.

May our hearts and minds be open to his touch and hear his call.


6 posted on 11/02/2006 9:30:38 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; 4woodenboats; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; abletruth; Accountable One; ...
FYI Prayer ping.


Prayers that God's will is done in and through this election.  

Blessings,
trussell


If you want on/off my prayer ping list, please let me know. All requests happily honored.

7 posted on 11/02/2006 9:42:17 PM PST by trussell (Proud to be a Jesus Freak! / Happy camper!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Proverbs 8

(a good passage to remember about God's Wisdom guarding all our endeavours)


Does not wisdom call,
does not understanding raise her voice?

On the heights beside the way,
in the paths she takes her stand;
beside the gates in front of the town,
at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud:

"To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the sons of men.
O simple ones, learn prudence; O foolish men, pay attention.
Hear, for I will speak noble things,
and from my lips will come what is right;
for my mouth will utter truth;
wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

All the words of my mouth are righteous;
there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.
They are all straight to him who understands
and right to those who find knowledge.

Take my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than choice gold;
for wisdom is better than jewels,
and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.

I, wisdom, dwell in prudence,
and I find knowledge and discretion.

The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil.
Pride and arrogance and the way of evil
and perverted speech I hate.

I have counsel and sound wisdom,
I have insight, I have strength.

By me kings reign,
and rulers decree what is just;
by me princes rule,
and nobles govern the earth.

I love those who love me,
and those who seek me diligently find me.
Riches and honor are with me,
enduring wealth and prosperity.
My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold,
and my yield than choice silver.

I walk in the way of righteousness,
in the paths of justice,
endowing with wealth those who love me,
and filling their treasuries.

The LORD created me at the beginning of his work,
the first of his acts of old.
Ages ago I was set up, at the first,
before the beginning of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills,
I was brought forth;
before he had made the earth with its fields,
or the first of the dust of the world.

When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
hen he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him,
like a master workman;
and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the sons of men.

And now, my sons, listen to me:
happy are those who keep my ways.

Hear instruction and be wise,
and do not neglect it.
Happy is the man who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting beside my doors.

For he who finds me finds life
and obtains favor from the LORD;
but he who misses me injures himself;
all who hate me love death."


8 posted on 11/02/2006 9:45:22 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Amen to the prayers on this thread. Thank you for initiating it.
9 posted on 11/02/2006 10:07:03 PM PST by syriacus (MJ Fox tells the US, "Show me you love ME, baby, by giving up YOUR life for ME.")
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Amid all the fear and anger,
encircled by the pain and hurt
the shortsightedness,
the xenophobia,
the determination,
using might to make right
or at least to fulfill the agenda,
I kneel here, knowing
that no matter what,
you are with us who love you,
and long to be with all.

And though it looks like
we are dwelling in
the valley of the shadow of death,
where bandits hide in ambush,
and darkness shelters those
who despise the truth,
and peace seems like such a dream,
you are the lamp
who will guide our steps.

Open our eyes,
and keep us especially in the palm of your hand
this election season,
and guide us to thy will, not ours,
and protect our leaders,
and tear away the veils of self delusion
so we may act as you would have us do.

Amen.


10 posted on 11/02/2006 10:08:58 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

The Lord rules forever and ever!

Thanks for starting this thread. Prayer is the most powerful weapon we have. The Lord's will be done.


11 posted on 11/02/2006 10:13:22 PM PST by Cedar
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Prayer bump


12 posted on 11/02/2006 10:15:27 PM PST by Tribune7 (Go Swann Go Santorum)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
It is to You, O Lord, that we return with praise and thanksgiving, for You have blessed us beyond measure in these United States. Your Word and Your ways were in the hearts and deeds of our Founding Fathers, and we have seen Your guiding hand throughout our history. Never has a nation been more blessed, Merciful Father, and we offer our praise and adoration for your mercy and loving kindness.

And may it continue to be so, O Lord, for the sake of Your children, for vicious is the enemy and relentless is his pursuit for the hearts and minds of the people. We call upon the Power of God to guide and guard us in the days ahead, for the very soul of our beloved land is in danger. Stay the hand of the enemy, O Lord ... thwart every plan and silence every tongue and confuse every deed that would mislead the people. May the Holy Spirit open the hearts and the eyes of the people, that we would see that the enemy is at the gate ... cause us to close the door on evil intent by electing candidates whose agenda reveals a love of God and country, who are totally committed to the protection of our people, whose authority of office will inspire and encourage, where life is sacred and treasures and talents are for the betterment of freedom-loving people everywhere.

Strike down, Merciful Father, those institutions and alliances that would bring us disaster ... that would weaken rather than strengthen. Let Your voice be heard above the din of doom and despair ... speak to our hearts, that we might be obedient and choose those to be in authority over us who would rule righteously and well.

Kingdoms rise and fall at Your command, O God ... may Your mercy fall upon us that we not lose favor in Your sight. In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen ...
13 posted on 11/02/2006 10:46:42 PM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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Hear our prayer, O Lord ...
Hear our prayer, O Lord ...
Incline thine ear to us
And grant us thy peace. Amen
14 posted on 11/02/2006 11:21:12 PM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I'm in...


15 posted on 11/02/2006 11:23:26 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole.)
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To: Pegita

Lord listen to Your children crying out to You..
Hear our prayers and heal our Land......

In our sinfulness O Lord, remember Mercy......


16 posted on 11/03/2006 1:26:47 AM PST by pollywog (Psalm 44:5 "Put your HOPE in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.")
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Prayers for our country.


17 posted on 11/03/2006 2:39:38 AM PST by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; Hydroshock; pollywog; hosepipe; Pegita; Tribune7; Cedar; syriacus; ...

Morning Election Prayer Bump!

A Prayer for our National Elections

O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord, not only of individuals, but of nations and governments. We ask especially your blessing on the election on Tuesday.

We thank you for the privilege of being able to organize ourselves politically and of knowing that political loyalty does not have to mean disloyalty to you.

We thank you for your law, which our Founding Fathers acknowledged And recognized as higher than any human law.

We thank you for the opportunity to exercise our solemn duty not only to vote, but to influence others to vote, and to vote correctly.

Lord, we pray that your people may be awakened. Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation, their response to you requires that they be politically active.

Awaken your people to know that they are not called to be a group fleeing the world but rather a community of faith renewing the world, to be the salt and light you have called us to be.

Remind those of us who call you Master that you do not stop being our God when it is time for us to enter the voting booth.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


18 posted on 11/03/2006 4:48:28 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Ecclesiastes 11:4
He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap.

Ecclesiastes 11:5
As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.

Ecclesiastes 11:6
In the morning sow your seed, And in the evening do not withhold your hand; For you do not know which will prosper, Either this or that, Or whether both alike will be good.

Ecclesiastes 11:7
Truly the light is sweet, And it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun;

Ecclesiastes 11:8
But if a man lives many years And rejoices in them all, Yet let him remember the days of darkness, For they will be many. All that is coming is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 11:9
Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment.

Ecclesiastes 11:10
Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh, For childhood and youth are vanity.
(NKJV)

LORD, WE PRAY EACH BELIEVER LOCKS INTO THEIR HEART THE FACT THAT YOU ARE GOD AND TOTALLY SOVEREIGN, WE PRAY THEY JUST LET YOU BE YOU AND STOP BOXING IN YOUR EMINENCE.

LORD, WE PRAY ALL CHRISTIAN PATRIOTS CHOOSE THE RIGHTER WRONG AND HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW YOU WOULD LIKE THE BETTER GOOD IN AUTHORITY, NOT VOTE BASED ON SINGLE ISSUES, THOUGH TEMPER THEIR THOUGHTS THROUGH THE FILTER OF YOUR WHOLE WORD.

KAC I PRAY YOU AND YOURS ARE WELL!


19 posted on 11/03/2006 5:00:00 AM PST by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Lord, I pray that on Election day you will the voters discernment to distinguish the best person for the job.

I pray that every Christian will vote when the opportunity arises. Remind us all what a privilege it is to live in a country where our vote counts. Help us to see it as a chance to be Your hand extended in order to accomplish Your will on earth. Help us to be a powerful influence for good in our nation. Expose any corruption in the election process itself so that these wrongs can be made right.

Guide all voters to vote for the men or women who best represent Your purposes for this nation. Give the voters wisdom to know who the most upright of their choice for leaders are and vote accordingly.

May they seek Your Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding.

In the Mighty name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen


20 posted on 11/03/2006 5:00:22 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I'm glad to be able to add my "Amen" to your prayer, Knitting A Conundrum.


21 posted on 11/03/2006 5:00:59 AM PST by syriacus (2002-UK declassified Nuke building docs- http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/04/15/uk.nuclear/)
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To: alpha-8-25-02

Going crazy closing up a house here in Utah to move to Idaho. Ut;s been so very busy, with many trips back and forth. God keeps smooothing the way when I think this is a bad idea, so I persevere. Haven't had a lot of time for FR, but for this weekend, I will be here more than usual to pray God's will be done for the election, and that we open our hearts and let him guide us.


22 posted on 11/03/2006 5:03:59 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: syriacus

Amen to all the wonderful prayers on this thread.


23 posted on 11/03/2006 5:05:46 AM PST by syriacus (2002-UK declassified Nuke building docs- http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/europe/04/15/uk.nuclear/)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

prayer bump


24 posted on 11/03/2006 5:09:18 AM PST by Tribune7 (Go Swann Go Santorum)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Php 1:4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,
Php 1:19 For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Php 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
(NKJV)

KEEPING YOU,ALL THE SAINTS AND OUR BLESSED COUNTRY IN PRAYER FOR THIS ELECTION!


25 posted on 11/03/2006 5:18:21 AM PST by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

O Lord,
Please pierce the heart of those who would use you,
who would use the image of your love for us
as a political statement of their determination
to act in sin.

Pierce their hearts
with the reality of their wrongdoing,
Claiming that you are there to tell us our sins are ok,
and may they realize the enormity of the wrong they do
and return in penance.

O Lord,
help us,
We who love you,
And know that your word was not given lightly,
that the cost you were willing to pay for our salvation
was high,
and that leading our brothers and sisters astray
in the name of political correctness,
of justification for the sins you condemned
is a wrong that needs our eyes open to see.

Help us to be willing to stand up and say,
This is wrong,
the wisdom to know how to act,
and the joy of being your witness.

Lead us to help those this election day
to see through the veils of the enemy,
and guide those around us to the Truth you give,
and that doing the duty of good citizens,
we may know that in our voting,
we have done our part to be light and salt and leaven
in this dark world
for the glory of your name.

Amen.


26 posted on 11/03/2006 5:51:59 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Joining you in your prayers and intentions for election day.


27 posted on 11/03/2006 5:56:11 AM PST by Bahbah (Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev, we are praying for you)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum


Lord, into your hands do we commend our country during this time of election. Be with those who vote, be with those who work the polling stations, be with those who count the votes, certify the elections, and all who are involved with the process. Lord, we pray that in our choosing, we may reflect your choice and that our country be in your hands, now and forever, Amen.


28 posted on 11/03/2006 6:36:05 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Scripture contemplation:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!

Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!

Therefore, as the tongue of fire devours the stubble,
and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
so their root will be as rottenness,
and their blossom go up like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts,
and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 5:20-24

Lord, open the eyes of those who cling to such leaders, and guide their hands on election day to make the right choices.


29 posted on 11/03/2006 6:42:07 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Amen, Knitting. Thank you for creating this thread.

Be back Sunday afternoon to join your for the duration. :-)


30 posted on 11/03/2006 8:23:58 AM PST by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: Hydroshock; pollywog; hosepipe; Pegita; Tribune7; Cedar; syriacus; dandelion; alnick; ...

For the wicked boasts of the desires of his heart,
and the man greedy for gain curses and renounces the LORD.
In the pride of his countenance the wicked does not seek him;
all his thoughts are, "There is no God."

His ways prosper at all times;
thy judgments are on high, out of his sight;
as for all his foes, he puffs at them.
He thinks in his heart, "I shall not be moved;
throughout all generations I shall not meet adversity."
His mouth is filled with cursing and deceit and oppression;
under his tongue are mischief and iniquity.
He sits in ambush in the villages;
in hiding places he murders the innocent.
His eyes stealthily watch for the hapless,
he lurks in secret like a lion in his covert;
he lurks that he may seize the poor,
he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.
The hapless is crushed, sinks down, and falls by his might.
He thinks in his heart, "God has forgotten,
he has hidden his face, he will never see it."

Arise, O LORD;
O God, lift up thy hand;
forget not the afflicted.


Psalm 10:3-12


Prayer for the election bump


31 posted on 11/03/2006 8:27:14 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Amen to all the prayers posted, we'll be fasting and praying for "the Land of the Free because of the Brave".


32 posted on 11/03/2006 9:29:55 AM PST by kkmo9 ("My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school." Margaret Mead)
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To: kkmo9

"For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God,
The God who girds me with strength,
And makes my way blameless?
He makes my feet like hinds' feet,
And sets me upon my high places.
He trains my hands for battle,
So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation,
And Thy right hand upholds me;
And Thy gentleness makes me great.

Lord, hear our voice, and let our cry come unto thee,
you our light and defender,
our hope and our truth.

Be with our country, and help us be the light you would have us be.

Help us through this election cycle, and may your will triumph against the darkness that would swallow us up.

Amen.


33 posted on 11/03/2006 10:32:39 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Hydroshock; pollywog; hosepipe; Pegita; Tribune7; Cedar; syriacus; trussell; dandelion; alnick; ...

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:15

Teach us, O Lord, to follow your ways, and open the eyes of those who must choose which path our country takes, and let us vote according to your will.

Midday prayer bump!


34 posted on 11/03/2006 10:54:11 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Thus says the LORD:
"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
let not the mighty man glory in his might,
let not the rich man glory in his riches;
but let him who glories glory in this,
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the LORD who practice steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth;
for in these things I delight, says the LORD."

Jeremiah 9: 23-24

Lord, help us who know your delight in integrity, honesty, justice and truth be there for you on Election Day, and stand up with those who stand for the right you would have our nation do, and choose accordingly. We ask that you let all wrongdoing regarding this election come to light, move those who vote to vote as you would have us vote, and answer your call, this day and always.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.


35 posted on 11/03/2006 12:49:29 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

This is from my morning devotional and quite appropriate:

Psalm 118

1O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever!


2Let Israel say,
‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’
3Let the house of Aaron say,
‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’
4Let those who fear the Lord say,
‘His steadfast love endures for ever.’


5Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.
6With the Lord on my side I do not fear.
What can mortals do to me?
7The Lord is on my side to help me;
I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to put confidence in mortals.
9It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to put confidence in princes.


10All nations surrounded me;
in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
11They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side;
in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
12They surrounded me like bees;
they blazed* like a fire of thorns;
in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
13I was pushed hard,* so that I was falling,
but the Lord helped me.
14The Lord is my strength and my might;
he has become my salvation.


15There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
‘The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;
16 the right hand of the Lord is exalted;
the right hand of the Lord does valiantly.’
17I shall not die, but I shall live,
and recount the deeds of the Lord.
18The Lord has punished me severely,
but he did not give me over to death.


19Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the Lord.


20This is the gate of the Lord;
the righteous shall enter through it.


21I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.
22The stone that the builders rejected
has become the chief cornerstone.
23This is the Lord’s doing;
it is marvellous in our eyes.
24This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.*
25Save us, we beseech you, O Lord!
O Lord, we beseech you, give us success!


26Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.*
We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27The Lord is God,
and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches,
up to the horns of the altar.*


28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.


29O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures for ever.


36 posted on 11/03/2006 12:52:13 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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MY COUNTRY, TIS OF THEE ...

1. My country,' tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims' pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!

2. My native country, thee,
land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills, like that above.

3. Let music swell the breeze,
and ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song;
let mortal tongues awake;
let all that breathe partake;
let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

4. Our fathers' God, to thee,
author of liberty, to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright
with freedom's holy light;
protect us by thy might, great God, our King.


37 posted on 11/03/2006 12:58:20 PM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I join with my fellow freepers in prayer for Tuesday that the Lord's will be done.


38 posted on 11/03/2006 1:44:44 PM PST by crabbie
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

** Please feel free to join in prayer, list your intentions and ask God's blessing on our country Election day.**

So glad you started this thread, KAC! You can count on my prayers for the coming election.

From one of your prayer posts:

"And though it looks like
we are dwelling in
the valley of the shadow of death,
where bandits hide in ambush,
and darkness shelters those
who despise the truth,
and peace seems like such a dream,
you are the lamp
who will guide our steps."

Listening to the news lately is like dwelling in the valley of death. Many big amens to all your and others prayers on this thread. As we seek the Lord, He will deliver us of all our fears.

May God's wisdom guide all those who are in places of power in our country.


39 posted on 11/03/2006 2:03:19 PM PST by Pepper777
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; All; Krodg; Zechariah11; LuvyaDubya; Paul_B; Howlin; BlessedAmerican; ...

"Behold, he prayeth." - Acts 9:11

Prayers are instantly noticed in heaven. The moment Saul began to pray the Lord heard him. Here is comfort for the distressed but praying soul. Oftentimes a poor broken-hearted one bends his knee, but can only utter his wailing in the language of sighs and tears; yet that groan has made all the harps of heaven thrill with music; that tear has been caught by God and treasured in the lachrymatory of heaven. "Thou puttest my tears into thy bottle," implies that they are caught as they flow. The suppliant, whose fears prevent his words, will be well understood by the Most High. He may only look up with misty eye; but "prayer is the falling of a tear." Tears are the diamonds of heaven; sighs are a part of the music of Jehovah's court, and are numbered with "the sublimest strains that reach the majesty on high." Think not that your prayer, however weak or trembling, will be unregarded. Jacob's ladder is lofty, but our prayers shall lean upon the Angel of the covenant and so climb its starry rounds. Our God not only hears prayer but also loves to hear it. "He forgetteth not the cry of the humble. " True, he regards not high looks and lofty words; he cares not for the pomp and pageantry of kings; he listens not to the swell of martial music; he regards not the triumph and pride of man; but wherever there is a heart big with sorrow, or a lip quivering with agony, or a deep groan, or a penitential sigh, the heart of Jehovah is open; he marks it down in the registry of his memory; he puts our prayers, like rose leaves, between the pages of his book of remembrance, and when the volume is opened at last, there shall be a precious fragrance springing up therefrom.

"Faith asks no signal from the skies, To show that prayers accepted rise, Our Priest is in his holy place, And answers from the throne of grace."

C.H.SPURGEON

The Strong Arm of the Lord has Done Glorious Things! (Ps.118:16)

PLEASE JOIN IN FERVENT PRAYER FOR THIS ELECTION!

SOLI DEO GLORIA!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 11/03/2006 2:16:38 PM PST by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: alpha-8-25-02

prayer bump


41 posted on 11/03/2006 2:24:45 PM PST by Tribune7 (Go Swann Go Santorum)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Prayer bump, and thank you for this thread.

Here is THE most crucial issue on the ballot, in my opinion.

Prayer Target: S. Dakota -- Abortion Law on Nov. 7 Ballot ("As S. Dakota Goes, So Goes the Nation")

I'm just going to vote (all ballots are mail in now where I live).

Lord God, have mercy on America and turn our hearts to Your laws, Your ways, to know and support the candidates who will fulfill Your will for our nation, especially the judges.

42 posted on 11/03/2006 2:35:48 PM PST by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: alpha-8-25-02

May the voice of God never be silenced in our land. Pray for God's strength in our leaders and wisdom for the voters.


43 posted on 11/03/2006 2:39:44 PM PST by Krodg
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To: Knitting A Conundrum; Faith; GretchenM; alpha-8-25-02; Blogger; Pegita; Hiskid; onyx; DrDeb; ...
Please pray for the Ohio elections on Tuesday. We have a Godly man in Ken Blackwell who is running against a pro-gay leftist in disguise Strickland.

We also have a strong pro-lifer in Mike DeWine being challenged for the Senate by an extreme leftist, pro-PBA Sherrod Brown.

These are matters of deep concern to all moral, pro-life Ohioans.

Please pray specifically for us, and our strong GOTV effort in the coming days, that Christians will be moved by the Holy Spirit to vote for our pro-life, pro-family, pro-morality candidates.

THANK YOU!

I am praying with deep fervency!! May this nation honor God, and may HIS will be done!

44 posted on 11/03/2006 2:43:37 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Freedom VALEDICTORIAN VET!! Take THAT mr stinky frenchman!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
2Ch 7:12 And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night and said to him: I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

2Ch 7:13 If I shut up heaven so no rain falls, or if I command locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,

2Ch 7:14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

Dear Lord, turn our hearts toward You.

Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.

Psa 51:11 Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.

Psa 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Psa 51:13 Then will I teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to You.

Dear Lord, it is so easy to get caught up in the emotions, the stresses, and the fears of election day. Help us to remember that whatever the outcome, we trust You and know that:

Rom 8:28 We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

Amen and thank You, Lord.

45 posted on 11/03/2006 2:57:28 PM PST by Waryone
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To: ohioWfan

God bless you Ohio. I join you in prayer for Ohio and our great nation.


46 posted on 11/03/2006 3:17:24 PM PST by Texagirl4W (Jesus came to forgive sin, not to accept sin.)
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To: ohioWfan
Holy Father,

We exalt Your mighty Name and pray that as Your people, we would honor You with the choices we make on election day. Lord, call forth every informed and enlightened voter who will make wise decisions based upon Your truth and Your laws. We pray for Your favor for Ohio's Mike DeWine and Ken Blackwell, asking You to honor them for their pro-life stand. Father, we pray on behalf of the unborn that no supporter of abortion would be elected to any office. We ask You to fill the halls of our Congress and Senate with men and women of God who will faithfully execute the laws of this nation and who will serve with justice and integrity. Hear our prayer for our beloved America, Lord. Continue to bless us, Father, and do not remove Your hand of favor from us. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

47 posted on 11/03/2006 3:28:43 PM PST by Faith
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To: Texagirl4W

Thank you, Texagirl!


48 posted on 11/03/2006 3:34:01 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Freedom VALEDICTORIAN VET!! Take THAT mr stinky frenchman!)
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To: Faith

Amen and AMEN, Faith! Your will be done, Oh Lord!


49 posted on 11/03/2006 3:36:46 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Freedom VALEDICTORIAN VET!! Take THAT mr stinky frenchman!)
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To: ohioWfan; Hydroshock; pollywog; hosepipe; Pegita; Tribune7; Cedar; syriacus; trussell; dandelion; ..

O you who turn justice to wormwood,
and cast down righteousness to the earth!
He who made the Pleiades and Orion,
and turns deep darkness into the morning,
and darkens the day into night,
who calls for the waters of the sea,
and pours them out upon the surface of the earth,
the LORD is his name,
who makes destruction flash forth against the strong,
so that destruction comes upon the fortress.

They hate him who reproves in the gate,
and they abhor him who speaks the truth.

For I know how many are your transgressions,
and how great are your sins --
you who afflict the righteous,
who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.

Seek good, and not evil, that you may live;
and so the LORD, the God of hosts,
will be with you, as you have said.
Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate.

Amos 5: 7-10, 12, 14-15a

O Lord, hear our prayers. So much is at stake. Guard our nation, and uncover the wrongs done pretending to be good, and the good prevented by those who call it bad.

Touch the hearts of your faithful, and may we vote as you will this election.

Amen.

Evening prayer ping!


50 posted on 11/03/2006 6:17:31 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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