Skip to comments.Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation
Posted on 12/10/2012 7:33:53 AM PST by Faith
Let every valley be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low; may the crooked be made straight, and the rough places plain. And may Your glory be revealed anew, that all flesh may see it together. For You have spoken the promise of Your Precious Son. Let us lift up our voices with strength and shout forth the glad tidings of the coming of the Savior unto us as a precious baby. Help us, Lord, to prepare our hearts for the beautiful Gift of the Christ Child. Help us to set aside the busyness of the season and turn to the reason for the coming celebration. Lord, let us prepare our hearts for Love----the beautiful Love in the person of Jesus.
We are fully undeserving of Jesus, Father, but our hearts are full of Joy because He lives this day. He reigns at Your right hand. He is our risen Lord. How blessed we are just to remember His marvelous birth and to celebrate His life. Father, we are grateful for so great a Love, so great a Gift.
We grow weary of talks of fiscal cliffs, higher taxes, and more spending. Father, we pray for wisdom for our leaders; but above all, we ask for You to give them the DESIRE to be obedient to You and to be responsible in that which You have entrusted them. Help them to be good stewards of the money diligently earned by the hard work of the citizens of this country. Lord, raise up for us righteous leaders who will not change when they arrive in Washington, but will stay true to You and to Your teachings.
Father, our troops are so precious to us and we know they are highly favored by You. Make them to dwell in the shadow of Your wings, Lord and keep them as the apple of Your eye. We want each one who is deployed to return to their home and family unharmed at the appointed time. Grant special mercies and aid to those who wait for them, Lord. We pray for all to have a wonderful Christmas celebration no matter where they are.
How could one tiny Baby change the world in a manner that would still have a profound effect some 2000 years later? O Holy Child of Bethlehem, we love You, and need You. Thank You, Father, for Jesus, and may His Name be glorified both now and forever. In His Name we pray, Amen.
Keeping our Heroes and our beloved Nation in my daily prayers.
Charles Wesley said it well -
Come, Thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israels Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
Asking directions is not my favorite thing to do. I always feel that if I stay at it long enough Ill eventually find my way. My wife, Martie, on the other hand, is always quick to ask directions and incredulous about my unwillingness to admit that I dont have a clue about where Im going. In the end, she is the wiser one. She gets to her destination quickly and without angst while I end up getting lost.
Thinking that we are smart enough to navigate life on our own goes contrary to the warning of Scripture that tells us, There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death (Prov. 16:25). When we are at a fork in the road, we need to stop and consult the ways of the Lord, for the ways of the Lord are right (Hos. 14:9).
Life is a directional enterprise. Its vitally important to know how to successfully direct our lives toward blessed and peaceful relationships, meaningful acts of love and service, a fulfilling experience with God, and a host of other vitally important destinations.
Asking God for directions isnt just a good ideaits critical. Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . . and He shall direct your paths (Prov. 3:5-6).
Read: Hosea 14
Thank you, Faith, for leading us in Prayer today for Our American Heroes and For Our Beloved Nation.
Amen, Faith. What an awesome gift was our Jesus!
Thank you, etabeta. All the special joys of this beautiful season to you.
That is a beautiful hymn and I hope generations to come will never forget it. Thank you, NEWwoman.
Amen to your beautiful prayer. Merry Christmas, MEG33!
Thank you, ConorMacNessa for all that you add to this thread. One way we could honor our military is to COUNT their votes in last month’s election. May God bless each and every troop.
Wonderful devotional, Mayor. Thank you for your faithfulness. Merry Christmas to you!
Merry Christmas, ltos! May there be special blessings for you.
Yes, Jesus is the reason for our Hope. Merry Christmas to my sister in Christ.
Merry Christmas, Irish Rose!
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