Skip to comments.Pray for President Bush - Day 1565
Posted on 12/30/2004 6:56:16 PM PST by kayak
"When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, "Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.'
"Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, "Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'
How we look forward to the time that the Son of Man comes in all his glory but while we await that magificent day we rejoice in the fellowship that we have with You through prayer and praise. And we thank You for sending Your Son to become a man and dwell among us. How great is His love that He would leave the splendors of heaven to come trod the paths of earth and then give His life, painfully and sacrificially, to atone for our sins. Father, He paid the debt that we could never pay and in return we can only offer our humble praise and open our hearts to Him. Take our lives, O Lord, and use them as You see fit; let us be open to Your leading and listen to Your voice that we may act according to Your will. Your Word says that man is created in the image of You, O Father; help us to act in ways that show Your love, Your forgiveness, and Your majesty to those who observe us and judge us as people who are called by Your Name.
Lord, we see pictures of the tremendous devastation from the tsunami and we are moved to tears. O Lord, if anyone can bring comfort to those who suffer, it is You. We cannot imagine the anguish of those who lived through this catastrophe, but, Father, You know their heartbreak and You can bring solace. Give them peace and strength to face the monumental tasks ahead. We thank You that there are people throughout the world who have seen those in need and reached out to them to offer relief.
Lord, we pray for those who have closed their hearts to Your Word and who seek to remove even the mention of Your Name from our country. We pray for those who do not know the fruits of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control - but are governed by pettiness and meanness of spirit and negativity. Awaken them that they may experience the joy of knowing the Light of the World who came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.
Lord, our President is beseiged once again by critics who harp, unreasonably, on his every move. Give him the peace that comes from doing what is right and acting according to Your will. Provide him with an abundance of patience. Comfort him and revive him during this time of vacation, fortifying him for the coming year. We pray for his beloved Laura, for his daughters, and for all his family that they may be blessed in all their endeavors. Surround them with a hedge of protection that no weapon formed against them may prosper.
While the eyes of the world are turned toward the devastation in the East, we remain aware that our troops are engaged in fierce battle far from home. As the Iraqi elections loom closer, the terrorists will step up their attacks in their efforts to stop the democratic process from going forward. Be a Shield to the troops and give them cunning and wisdom as they wage battle against the foes of liberty. Be a healing Balm to those who have been injured and comfort those who mourn for heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. In the Name of Jesus. Amen
O Come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!
Praying in agreement with you, kayak. Thank you for your beautiful prayer.
God thank you for President Bush, watch over him and protect him from evil. Help him in all the decisions he has to make for our Country.Thank you!
Thank your for your faithfulness and inspiration in prayer.
Thank you for joining us in prayer.
Amen. May God take us through the path of excellence and victory. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, we pray.
Thank you for joining us in prayer.
That's very thought-provoking and powerful. Thank you for sharing it with us.
AMEN KAYAK AND AMEN ALL!
PEACE,GRACE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL BRETHREN!
Ps 141:1 A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.
2 Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.
4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
5 Let the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.
6 Their judges are overthrown by the sides of the cliff, And they hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 Our bones are scattered at the mouth of the grave, As when one plows and breaks up the earth.
8 But my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, And from the traps of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, While I escape safely.
Lord God Almighty,
Thou art beforehand with men
for thou hast reconciled thyself to the world
through the cross,
and dost beseech men to accept reconciliation.
It is my responsibility to grasp thy overtures of grace,
for if thou, the offended part, act first
with the word of appeasement,
I need not call in question thy willingness to save,
but must deplore my own foolish maliciousness;
If I do not come to thee as one who seeks thy favour,
I live in contempt, anger, malice, self-sufficiency,
and thou dost call it enmity.
Thou hast taught me the necessity of a Mediator,
to be embraced in love with all my heart,
as king to rule me,
as prophet to guide me,
as priest to take away my sin and death,
and this by faith in thy beloved Son
who teaches me
not to guide myself,
not to obey myself,
not to try to rule and conquer sin,
but to cleave to the one who will do all for me.
Thou hast made known to me
that to save me is Christs work,
but to cleave to him by faith is my work,
and with this faith is the necessity of my
as a mourning for the sin which Christ
by grace has removed.
Continue, O God, to teach me
that faith apprehends Christs righteousness
not only for the satisfaction of justice,
but as unspotted evidence of thy love to me.
Help me to make use of his work of salvation as
the ground of peace,
and of thy favour to, and acceptance of me
so that I may live always near the cross.
A PURITANS PRAYER
"In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried,
saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink."
- John 7:37
Patience had her perfect work in the Lord Jesus, and until the last day of
the feast he pleaded with the Jews, even as on this last day of the year
he pleads with us, and waits to be gracious to us. Admirable indeed is the
longsuffering of the Saviour in bearing with some of us year after year,
notwithstanding our provocations, rebellions, and resistance of his Holy
Spirit. Wonder of wonders that we are still in the land of mercy!
Pity expressed herself most plainly, for Jesus cried, which implies not
only the loudness of his voice, but the tenderness of his tones. He
entreats us to be reconciled.
"We pray you," says the Apostle, "as though God did beseech you by us.
" What earnest, pathetic terms are these! How deep must be the love which
makes the Lord weep over sinners, and like a mother woo his children to
his bosom! Surely at the call of such a cry our willing hearts will come.
Provision is made most plenteously; all is provided that man can need to
quench his soul's thirst. To his conscience the atonement brings peace; to
his understanding the gospel brings the richest instruction; to his heart
the person of Jesus is the noblest object of affection; to the whole man
the truth as it is in Jesus supplies the purest nutriment.
Thirst is terrible, but Jesus can remove it.
Though the soul were utterly famished, Jesus could restore it.
Proclamation is made most freely, that every thirsty one is welcome. No
other distinction is made but that of thirst.
Whether it be the thirst of avarice, ambition, pleasure, knowledge, or
rest, he who suffers from it is invited.
The thirst may be bad in itself, and be no sign of grace, but rather a
mark of inordinate sin longing to be gratified with deeper draughts of
lust; but it is not goodness in the creature which brings him the
invitation, the Lord Jesus sends it freely, and without respect of
Personality is declared most fully.
The sinner must come to Jesus, not to works, ordinances, or doctrines,
but to a personal Redeemer, who his own self bare our sins in his own body
on the tree.
The bleeding, dying, rising Saviour, is the only star of hope to a
Oh for grace to come now and drink, ere the sun sets upon the year's last
No waiting or preparation is so much as hinted at. Drinking represents a
reception for which no fitness is required. A fool, a thief, a harlot can
drink; and so sinfulness of character is no bar to the invitation to
believe in Jesus. We want no golden cup, no bejewelled chalice, in which
to convey the water to the thirsty; the mouth of poverty is welcome to
stoop down and quaff the flowing flood.
Blistered, leprous, filthy lips may touch the stream of divine love; they
cannot pollute it, but shall themselves be purified.
Jesus is the fount of hope.
Dear reader, hear the dear Redeemer's loving voice as he cries to each of
"IF ANY MAN THIRST,
COME UNTO ME
SOLI DEO GLORIA!
"May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever Amen."
In Your great compassion and mercy we rest.
Thank You for giving us a godly man as a servant. Surround him with people of wisdom and the Spirit, grant him favor and increase of knowledge and teach him to cast all of his care on You because You care for him (and us). Give him strength, patience, endurance and increase his faith, Lord Jesus, by Your Word and through the revelation of Your Spirit.
We look with eager expectation to the wonderful joys of walking in Your Spirit in 2005 and seeing the mighty things You will do for us out of Your goodness. We bless and gratefully praise You, Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus. Amen.