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Pray for President Bush - Day 1788
Pray for President Bush ^ | 8/10/05 | kayak

Posted on 08/10/2005 8:55:51 PM PDT by kayak



Psalm 5:11-12

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: military; pray; prayer; prayforbushlist; presidentbush; troops
Heavenly Father,

We come before You again in praise and adoration, thankful for Your trustworthiness and steadfastness. In a world that seems turned upside down, Your constancy reassures us and comforts us. The hope that we have through Your gift of salvation brings us unspeakable joy. Lord, we are grateful for Your mercy and Your eternal love. We bow before You, recognizing You as the One True God, all-powerful and all-knowing. Lord, we ask You to guide our steps and show us how You would have us live that we might glorify Your Name through our words and our actions.

Father, we continue in prayer without ceasing for our Christian brother and our President, George W. Bush. He is beset by enemies, both foreign and domestic, who desire his downfall and will go to any lengths to bring about his destruction. Lies, deceit, and distortion are their currency as they try to find ways to remove this man from his seat of power. Because he calls Your Name and heeds Your voice, we claim Your protection over him. Surround him and his family as with a shield and protect them from all harm - physical, spiritual, or political. Lord, lead him down the path of righteousness and fill him with wisdom, discernment, patience, and persistence. Let his faith, and the faith of all his family, grow greater each day that they may rely on You in all aspects of their lives.

We always remember those who serve our nation in the armed forces and we ask that You defend them as they seek to defend our liberty and to bring freedom to others. Let their families honor their decisions to volunteer for this dangerous duty and treat those decisions with respect and dignity. We cannot imagine the grief of those who have lost loved ones in battle but we fail to understand the bitterness that would cause one to betray the very cause for which their loved one died. Lord, we pray for those who are confused in their grief and are supporting the ones who took the lives of their sons and daughters rather than using their energies to lift up their loved ones and the cause for which they fought. Comfort them, O Lord, and bring to them the peace that passes understanding that comes only from a personal relationship with You. Let them be still and know that You are God.

Father, we are stunned at the depths to which some in our nation will sink because of their greed for power and control. There is apparently nothing that they will not do in order to advance their own agenda. Lord, we are wrestling against an enemy far more powerful and devious than we are; we must turn to You, Who have already won the victory over evil. Bring revival to our nation, O Lord! Quicken the hearts of those who have turned their backs on You and who are following the prince of darkness as he entices them with his wiles. Restore in our land a desire to know You, to hallow Your Name, and to obey Your commandments. In the Name of Him Who died for our sins, Jesus, the Christ. Amen.

1 posted on 08/10/2005 8:55:52 PM PDT by kayak
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To: anonymoussierra; PaulaB; Waryone; GOPRaleigh; FlashBack; Peach; Rocky Mountain Mama; reaganaut; ...

O, come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!


2 posted on 08/10/2005 8:57:08 PM PDT by kayak (Have you prayed for your President today?)
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To: kayak

Amen.


3 posted on 08/10/2005 9:05:24 PM PDT by plushaye (President Bush: W-2-4-4!!)
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To: kayak

Amen, Kayak.

Thanks for your prayers.


4 posted on 08/10/2005 9:08:21 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: kayak
Amen,......Infinite Grace and Mercy,......In Jesus' Precious Name, Amen!

(Romans 10:17)

5 posted on 08/10/2005 9:09:17 PM PDT by maestro
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To: kayak

That's a beautiful call to prayer.


6 posted on 08/11/2005 12:12:36 AM PDT by Krodg
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To: kayak; All

AMEN KAYAK AND AMEN ALL!!
GRACE TO ALL BRETHREN!!

Psalms 27:1
Psalms 27:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalms 27:2
When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell.

Psalms 27:3
Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war should rise against me, In this I will be confident.

Psalms 27:4
One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple.

Psalms 27:5
For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.

Psalms 27:6
And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

Psalms 27:7
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

Psalms 27:8
When You said, "Seek My face," My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."

Psalms 27:9
Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalms 27:10
When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me.

Psalms 27:11
Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.

Psalms 27:12
Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.

Psalms 27:13
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.

Psalms 27:14
Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
(NKJV]


"Christ, who is our life."
- Colossians 3:4



Paul's marvellously rich expression indicates, that Christ is the source
of our life. "You hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins."
That same voice which brought Lazarus out of the tomb raised us to newness
of life. He is now the substance of our spiritual life. It is by his life
that we live; he is in us, the hope of glory, the spring of our actions,
the central thought which moves every other thought. Christ is the
sustenance of our life. What can the Christian feed upon but Jesus' flesh
and blood? "This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man
may eat thereof, and not die." O wayworn pilgrims in this wilderness of
sin, you never get a morsel to satisfy the hunger of your spirits, except
ye find it in him! Christ is the solace of our life. All our true joys
come from him; and in times of trouble, his presence is our consolation.
There is nothing worth living for but him; and his lovingkindness is
better than life! Christ is the object of our life. As speeds the ship
towards the port, so hastes the believer towards the haven of his
Saviour's bosom. As flies the arrow to its goal, so flies the Christian
towards the perfecting of his fellowship with Christ Jesus. As the soldier
fights for his captain, and is crowned in his captain's victory, so the
believer contends for Christ, and gets his triumph out of the triumphs of
his Master. "For him to live is Christ." Christ is the exemplar of our
life.
Where there is the same life within, there will, there must be, to a
great extent, the same developments without; and if we live in near
fellowship with the Lord Jesus we shall grow like him.
We shall set him before us as our Divine copy, and we shall seek to tread
in his footsteps, until he shall become the crown of our life in glory.
Oh! how safe, how honoured, how happy is the Christian, since Christ is
our life!

C.H.SPURGEON!

SOLI DEO GLORIA!


7 posted on 08/11/2005 2:41:38 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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"May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever Amen."


8 posted on 08/11/2005 6:14:23 AM PDT by ejo
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To: kayak

In agreement with the Presidential prayer team, we pray for President and Mrs. Bush as they continue a working vacation at Prairie Chapel Ranch, and ask You, God, protect them both at home and as they travel. We ask You for meaningful moments of reflection and encouragement from the Lord.

We pray for our President as he works for Social Security reform, speaking with Americans and working with members of Congress. May he hear Your direction and have the wisdom needed to make the right decisions in the right way.

In light of the news that 9/11 terrorists were in the country prior to the attacks, we pray for the ongoing efforts of all our country's intelligence agencies, asking You to powerfully protect us against future attacks and to uncover any terrorist cells. There is nothing hidden that won't come to the Light.

We give thanks for the success of Discovery's mission, and pray for Your guidance and wisdom for NASA Director Michael Griffin and his team as they seek to launch the next mission as soon as possible.

We pray also for the President and Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman as they implement the new energy bill signed this week. We pray that God will guide and give them insight.

We pray for those developing the Iraqi constitution, that their efforts will benefit the greater good for that nation.

We pray for the members of Congress as they continue their summer recess, asking God to guide them as they listen to the local people they represent so that their efforts during the next session will benefit the greater good.

As the Pentagon has announced the need for increased numbers of troops to be deployed to Iraq, we pray for those who will be called up, that they will be well prepared in body mind and spirit, and we pray for their loved ones as they begin service.

Thank You, Father, for hearing and answering these petitions in the name of our Savior, Jesus, the Christ. Amen.


9 posted on 08/11/2005 12:30:18 PM PDT by Hiskid (Jesus Christ is Lord over the United States of America)
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To: kayak; All

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




"Charles Spurgeon, the famous Baptist preacher of London, England, said, "Believe me, if the church does not pray, it is dead. Instead of putting united prayer last, put it first. Everything will hinge upon the power of prayer in the church." Why is this true?

PRAYER IS THE LIFE BREATH OF OUR LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

The church is the beloved family of the Father and the dear body of Christ. We must keep this love relationship alive and well through uniting in prayer. To experience life as the Father's family and as Christ's body we must nurture in united prayer the bond of love. If we do not unite in pursuing a growing love relationship with God and one another we will fall away from it.

A love relationship is either growing or dying. Love cannot be frozen and kept in place, as a man seemed to think when he said to his wife, "I told you I loved you when we married and if I ever change my mind I'll let you know." Love must be kept alive and well daily.

Our supreme duty is to love, honor, trust and obey God with all our heart, mind, and soul and to love one another (Matthew 22:36-40; John 13:34-35). Without love we are nothing and all our religious service profits nothing (I Corinthians 13:1-3). When love is no longer alive and growing the inner life of the church dies.

LOVE LEADS US TO SHARE OUR HEARTS WITH GOD AND ONE ANOTHER

The New Testament reveals that an amazing spirit of divine love and of sacrificial sharing swept over the whole church after the congregation had prayed together (Acts 1:14-15; 2:42-45; 4:24-32). When believers pour out their hearts to God together in prayer their mind, affections and will are brought into harmony with God and with each other. Sometimes this is a process that takes time and patience.

One time my wife, Betty, and I found ourselves deadlocked over a heart wrenching decision that deeply moved us in opposite directions. We prayed together about this. Neither of us tried to manipulate or pressure the other. We have prayed together enough to have complete freedom in talking to God in one another's presence. I listened to her pour out her heart and I poured out mine. I could tell how deeply she felt and she could see how my heart was moved. Then we left the place of prayer understanding each other and sharing one another's feelings. We were confident that our Father would show us His will. After we waited patiently we both knew His will and did it.

LOVERS HAVE A STRONG DESIRE TO TALK TO EACH OTHER

Love draws God's family to earnestly seek Him and pour out their hearts to Him:

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Psalms 62:8

O God, you are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for you; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
Psalms 63:1

We would expect two people who love each other and live a thousand miles apart to phone one another pouring out their heart to each other and speaking of their ardent desire to be together. If they were satisfied to read and analyze the letters they exchanged and had very little interest in spending time or money on phone calls we would agree that they probably do not love each other. It is the nature of love to want to pour out your heart to your lover and to be in his presence. Habitual heart to heart talks are the life breath of a love relationship.

LOVE SPREADS LIKE A FIRE BLOWN BY THE WIND

David Brainerd, who lived from 1718 to 1748, was a missionary to American Indians. His diary shows how his prayers were aflame with passionate love for God. Listen to his prayer:

"Oh my blessed God! Let me climb up near to Him, and love, and long, and plead, and wrestle, and stretch after Him..."

His love for God spread life a fire blown by the wind. Large numbers of Indians came out of drunkenness and a raw heathen life into faith and strong love for Christ in answer to Brainerd's prayers. He told how they instantly began to deeply love one another:

Love seemed to reign among them. They took each other by the hand with tenderness and affection, as if their hearts were knit together, while I was discoursing to them; and all their deportment toward each other was such, that a serious spectator might justly be excited to cry out with admiration, 'Behold, how they love one another.' Numbers of other Indians, on seeing and hearing these things, were much affected and wept bitterly; longing to be partakers of the same joy and comfort...

WE NEED A REVIVAL OF LOVE

The church at Ephesus left its first ardent love for Christ and He warned that they must repent or lose their light (Revelation 2:1-7). The church has throughout its history allowed love for Christ to cool off and faced the need for repentance and a revival of love.

God has rekindled the fires of love among His people in answer to prayer. In 1904 in a Welsh prayer meeting for young people, Pastor Joseph Jenkins asked for testimonies. A girl named Florrie Evans, who had only been a believer a few days, rose and with trembling voice said simply, "I love Jesus with all my heart." The other young peoples' hearts were melted. A powerful spiritual awakening that brought 100,000 people to Christ was underway.

Pray that the Christian community will return to Christ in complete love and devotion in our day."

http://bpf.gospelcom.net/revivaloflove.html




"Prayer itself is born of love. The person, who seeks to improve his or her prayer life, so that it may become a perfect line of communication with our Lord God, will quickly find that prayer is founded on love – our love for God and His love for us. If our heart is right, filled with the desire to love our God, and know with a deep certainty His will for us, then the result will be a profound joy. On the other hand, if our prayers lack love and the desire to submit to His will, containing words and thoughts coming from an unrepentant heart, then the result will be very different. There is no joy to be found in complaining, no joy in finding fault with one’s neighbor. Such thoughts blacken our hearts and destroy this precious communication with our loving Lord. The true meaning and purpose of prayer is lost! True loving prayers contains our sorrow for having sinned, thankfulness to God for His forgiveness, our concern and compassion for our neighbor, and the desire that our neighbor should be spiritually nourished by God as we humbly pray.

The Holy Apostles themselves loved the Lord. They learned from Him how to pray, and in their prayers they did not forget to pray for everyone in the world. In the wonderful words that our Lord Jesus prayed, and which we can read in St. John’s Gospel Ch. 17:20-21: “I do not pray for these alone” (the disciples who were with Him at that moment) “but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one.” So the Holy Apostles preached about how we too should follow the example of loving our neighbor through the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this task they were empowered by the grace of the Holy Spirit (see Acts Ch, 2), and that same grace is available to us, as believers. They Holy Spirit, Who is the line of communication between us and our Lord, will teach us to pray for our neighbors, our community, and indeed for the whole world as He opens our hearts to the purposes of God.

All of us certainly have a task to perform. It does not matter what position we hold in the community, nor does it matter how we see ourselves. We all have the spiritual need to come before our Lord to meet Him face to face, beholding His glory and experiencing in our hearts His forgiveness, and then lifting up our whole mind, heart, and soul in prayer. The great reward of those who love to pray to our Lord our God is that they feel spiritually at peace, knowing the comfort of His presence. So, to love our Lord God then is to always to love to pray. Our minds and hearts must always be alert, ready at any moment to turn to Him in loving prayer. Everyday He will show our attentive minds countless situations – items in the news, something said by a neighbor, a letter in the mail – when He is calling us to pray.

When the whole mind, heart, and soul loves to pray to our Lord God, we stand before Him as our Creator, and we feel the awe and love of His presence. In awe because He is the Lord our true God; in love because the soul knows Him as Our Father who art in heaven, who comes and abides within us.

What a blessing it is for any soul to have our Lord God in our lives and abiding within us! And it is all because we bring our loving prayers before Him. We now discover that prayer is not difficult when it comes from our heart, mind and soul and is motivated by love. The Lord Himself will talk to us showing His mercy and inspiring yet further prayer, when we in return speak to Him; He listens like a loving Father. Our Lord our God does listen to our prayers especially when we pray lovingly in repentance, and offer Him our grateful thanks for all things!

The soul that prays grows spiritually through the presence of the Holy Spirit, because it is through the Holy Spirit that we begin to know our Lord God. To know our God is to love Him.

Love to say your prayers in your home, especially when you get up in the morning. Before you rest, say your evening prayers. Pray before your partake of your meals. Never be ashamed to pray in public before you eat your meal, by making the sign of the Cross and a prayer, such as the Our Father. Always ask our Lord God to bless your food when no priest is present. When you finish your meal give thanks to God by again making the sign of the Cross. These prayers are all acknowledgements of His great blessings for us, sustaining our bodies and keeping us healthy in His service.

+Very Rev. Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes
Who prays for you on this Holy Night!
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
Boise, Idaho
USA"

http://www.serfes.org/spiritual/february2004.htm





"Message of January 25, 2004
Dear children! Also today I call you to pray. Pray, little children, in a special way for all those who have not come to know God?s love. Pray that their hearts may open and draw closer to my heart and the Heart of my Son Jesus, so that we can transform them into people of peace and love. Thank you for having responded to my call.
Message of February 25, 2004
Dear children! Also today, as never up to now, I call you to open your hearts to my messages. Little children, be those who draw souls to God and not those who distance them. I am with you and love you all with a special love. This is a time of penance and conversion. From the bottom of my heart, I call you to be mine with all your heart and then you will see that your God is great, because He will give you an abundance of blessings and peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.

Message of March 25, 2004
Dear children! Also today, I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Especially now, in this time of grace, open your hearts, little children, and express your love to the Crucified. Only in this way, will you discover peace, and prayer will begin to flow from your heart into the world. Be an example, little children, and an incentive for the good. I am close to you and I love you all. Thank you for having responded to my call"

http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~marco/medjugorje/medj04.html




"THE WAY OF LOVE



SIGN OF THE CROSS

In the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Ghost
AMEN






ACT OF LOVE

O my God,
the true and only love of my soul,
what more couldst Thou do to induce me to love Thee!
Thou wast not content with dying for me;
Thou didst wish to institute this holy Sacrament,
to give Thyself entirely to me,
and thus unite Thy whole Heart
to the heart of a creature
so vile and ungrateful as I am.
And what is more,
Thou Thyself dost invite me to receive Thee;
Thou dost ardently desire that I should receive Thee.
O infinite love!
incromprehensible love!
a God wishes to give Himself to me!

My soul, dost thou believe all this?
What are thou doing,
or what hast thou to say?
O God,
infinitely amiable,
the only object worthy of all love,
I love Thee with my whole heart;
I love Thee above all things;
I love Thee more than myself -
more than my life!
Oh, that I could see Thee loved by all!
Oh, that I could make all hearts love Thee,
at much as Thou dost desire!
I love Thee,
O most amiable God;
and in loving Thee,
I unite my miserable heart to the heart of Seraphim,
to the heart of most holy Mary,
and to the Heart of Jesus Thy most holy Son.
Thus I love Thee,
O infinite Goodness,
with the love with which the Saints,
with which Jesus and Mary love Thee.
AMEN






A PRAYER FOR THE
VIRTUE OF COMPASSION

Compassionate and merciful Jesus,
My heart longs for Your perfection.
Not only do You share in my sufferings,
You have voluntarily accepted them.
Your proficiency at perceiving my soul
Is compared to reading large fonts in a book:
Nothing is hidden from Your panorama!
Your merciful nature knows my intentions.
Considering my continuous weaknesses,
You are dedicated to the cause of my salvation.
Jesus, You are most kind and forgiving:
You are the proven Lord of compassion!
AMEN<






ACT OF DESIRE

My soul, the happy hour is arrived;
Jesus comes to dwell in my poor heart.
Behold the King of heaven,
thy Redeemer and thy God,
coming to thee;
prepare thyself to receive Him with love;
say to Him with the most ardent desire:
Come, O my Jesus,
come to me:
I desire to receive Thee,
before Thou dost give Thyself to me,
I desire to give Thee my miserable heart;
accept it,
come and take full possession of it.
Come, my God, make haste;
do not delay.
I would wish to receive Thee
with that love with which the most holy and loving souls,
with which Immaculate Mary received Thee.
With their Communion I unite this Communion of mine.
Most holy Virgin, my Mother, Mary,
behold I am going to receive Thy Son.
I would wish to have thy heart,
and the love with which thou didst communicate:
give me this morning thy Jesus,
as thou gavest Him
to the shepherds and to the Magi.
I wish to receive Him from thy most pure hands;
tell Him that I am thy servant,
and that I am devoted to thee;
and when He comes to me,
He will look on me with a more loving eye,
and will unite Himself more closely to me.
AMEN






ACT OF CHARITY

O my God!
I love Thee,
with my whole heart and soul,
and above all things,
because Thou art infinitely good and perfect,
and most worthy of all my love;
and for Thy sake,
I love my neighbour as myself.
Mercifully grant,
O my God!
that having loved Thee on earth,
I may love and enjoy Thee
for ever in heaven.
AMEN






ACT OF ADORATION

I adore Thee,
O my God,
present in the holy Eucharist,
as my Creator,
my Preserver,
and my Redeemer.
I offer Thee all that I have,
all that I am,
all that depends on me;
I offer Thee my mind to think of Thee,
my heart to love Thee;
my will to serve Thee;
my body to labour and suffer for Thy love.
I am Thine,
I give myself;
I consecrate myself to Thee,
I abandon myself to Thee,
I wish to live and die for love of Thee.
AMEN






ACT OF THANKSGIVING

From the depths of my heart
I thank You, Dear Lord,
For Your infinite kindness in coming to me.
How good You are to me!
With Your most holy Mother and all the angels,
I praise Your mercy and generosity toward me,
A poor sinner.
I thank You for noourishing my soul
With Your Sacred Body and Precious Blood.
I will try to show my gratitude to You
In the Sacrament of Your love,
By obedience to Your holy commandments,
By fidelity to my duties,
By kindness to my neighbour
And by an earnest endeavour
To become more like You in my daily conduct.
AMEN






THE DIVINE PRAISES

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be Mary, the Most Holy Mother of God.
Blessed be her holy and immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the Name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints."

http://www.fatima.org/prayer/love.asp



thank you




10 posted on 08/11/2005 3:18:46 PM PDT by anonymoussierra (Nie bądź pochopny w duchu do gniewu, bo gniew przebywa w piersi głupców)
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To: All

"May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever Amen."


11 posted on 08/12/2005 4:51:09 AM PDT by ejo
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