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Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation
December 17, 2012 | Faith

Posted on 12/17/2012 1:08:04 PM PST by Faith

Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son,
and shall call His Name Immanuel.
- Isaiah 7:14



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: america; heroes; military; pray
Holy God,

You always had a plan to redeem Your people. You always held such great love for us that You never once wanted anything but complete salvation for us. And You sent that Love to us from heaven in the form of a Precious Baby, born of a virgin, to dwell among us, love us, teach us, heal us, and ultimately die for us. In so doing, the perfect sacrifice was made in payment for every sin ever committed----past, present, and future. So great a love; so great a Gift. Lord, the work of Jesus is done. What we must do is accept the Gift and His Lordship over our lives. Thank You, Father, for this beautiful time of year when we are reminded of that love over and over again.

Father, we know You understand the grief America is experiencing over the loss of her children in Connecticut. The pain is piercing, Lord. For those whose hearts are broken, it seems nearly impossible that life could ever go on. And yet we know, Father, that You are the God of comfort, of healing, of restoration, of hope, and of eternity. We pray for these families, Lord, crying out to You from the very deepest portion of our spirits. We mourn with them and want to remove this sorrow from their lives. Though our efforts are inadequate, You are able to bring Light into these very dark days. We commit these families to You, Lord, asking for You to send ministering angels to help them and the Spirit of comfort and peace to console them. May the prayers of Your people hold them up as You sustain them.

We pray for our military men and women and especially those who must spend these beautiful holidays away from their loved ones. Comfort them and protect them in their times of loneliness, Father. We ask that every family member who waits for their safe return would be blessed and protected as well. Reward these troops who lay down their lives for others, Lord. Cause them to dwell in the shadow of Your mighty wings and to take refuge under Your powerful shield.

May Israel be blessed and shielded as well, Father, from all those who hate her. Send forth the mighty armies of the Most High God to defend her, and may Your wisdom be received by her leaders. Help our nation to stand up for her and support her, Lord---especially with our prayers.

One Baby changed the entire earth. One Life was given as payment for all sin. One Love is greater than any other love. How blessed we are to know the Savior. May His Name be glorified as we pray together this day. We love you, Precious Immanuel. Amen.

1 posted on 12/17/2012 1:08:11 PM PST by Faith
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To: Alamo-Girl; 4Godsoloved..Hegave; albie; alicewonders; alnick; alpha-8-25-02; AmericanMade1776; ...

Please come and pray.


2 posted on 12/17/2012 1:09:50 PM PST by Faith
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To: Faith

prayers up


3 posted on 12/17/2012 1:34:52 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Faith

Prayers for our Heroes and our beloved Nation.

Blessings, etabeta


4 posted on 12/17/2012 2:00:38 PM PST by etabeta
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To: Faith

Heavenly Father,
During these dispiriting times, may we examine our hearts and confess our personal and national sins. Give us a new heart and spirit. May Your spirit be outpoured in our land as we return to You as we have during times of great need.
Protect all those who put us in harm’s way to keep us safe.
May we continue to be salt in our nation and stop the decay.
In Jesus Name,
Amen


5 posted on 12/17/2012 2:02:42 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: Faith

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Worth The Risk

December 17, 2012

What would one give in exchange for a new iPad? One 17-year-old boy gave a kidney! Apparently, he couldn’t afford an iPad and wanted one so badly that he was willing to risk surgery.

Stephen, in Acts 7, took a serious risk, but it was for proclaiming the good news about Jesus. While performing miracles, he was seized, falsely accused of blasphemy against God and the Mosaic law, and brought before the high priest (6:8-14). In response to a question from the high priest (7:1), Stephen took a risk and preached a sermon he knew his hearers would not like. He said that throughout Israel’s history, the nation had repeatedly rejected God’s messengers. And now, they had rejected the Messiah.

Stephen’s sermon provoked a strong reaction. “They cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him” (vv.57-58). Why would Stephen risk his life to preach about Jesus? He desperately wanted his hearers to know that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, they no longer needed to live under the law but could live under grace and forgiveness (6:13-15; Eph. 2:8-9). Jesus died so that we may have eternal life.

Lord, You have done so much for us. You give us
our very breath and blessing upon blessing.
We give ourselves back to You to use
to spread the glorious gospel of Christ. Amen.
A Christian’s life is a window
through which others can see Jesus.

Read: Acts 7:51–8:2

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. —Ephesians 2:8-9
Bible in a Year:
Hebrews 11-13


6 posted on 12/17/2012 2:11:50 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Faith

From my heart, “Amen”.


7 posted on 12/17/2012 2:47:26 PM PST by Hiskid (Jesus is Lord)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; etabeta; The Mayor; NEWwoman; Hiskid

Heartfelt thanks for praying today. In times like this, we must not lose hope nor cease from praying.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 3:30:05 PM PST by Faith
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To: Faith
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PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR OUR AMERICAN HEROES AND FOR OUR BELOVED NATION!



GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON
THE PRAYER AT VALLEY FORGE

"Let Tyrants Shake Their Iron Rod"
William Billings
Mixed District Choir, Fairfax, Virginia
(Click)


In the coldest and darkest days of the American Revolution, General George Washington raised his prayers for the survival of his beleaguered Army and of the new Nation. The Lord answered those prayers, upheld his Army through a punishing nadir to everlasting glory and bestowed His manifold benefits upon the new Nation.

In like manner, let our prayers now rise lie a fountain for our Heroes in the American Armed Forces who seek to secure the benefits of Freedom on behalf of a people hungry for them. Father, look on our prayers for them with favor, guide their steps in righteousness and keep them in the shelter of Your Healing Wings. Bless and uphold them in the performance of their Mission. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.




ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
AT CHRISTMAS
God Of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand
Morman Tabernacle Choir
(Click)


Heavenly Father, Lord of the Nations, unto Your Divine Mercy we commend the souls of these brave men and women who have fallen in the service of our Beloved Nation and in defense of the Freedoms we hold dear. We pray that You gather them in Your loving embrace, that You cause Your countenance to shine upon them, and that You vouchsafe their souls to dwell eternally in Your Divine Presence. Through Jesus Christ Your Son, with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 12/17/2012 4:17:46 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Faith
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PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR OUR AMERICAN HEROES AND FOR OUR BELOVED NATION!



GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON
THE PRAYER AT VALLEY FORGE

"Let Tyrants Shake Their Iron Rod"
William Billings
Mixed District Choir, Fairfax, Virginia
(Click)


In the coldest and darkest days of the American Revolution, General George Washington raised his prayers for the survival of his beleaguered Army and of the new Nation. The Lord answered those prayers, upheld his Army through a punishing nadir to everlasting glory and bestowed His manifold benefits upon the new Nation.

In like manner, let our prayers now rise lie a fountain for our Heroes in the American Armed Forces who seek to secure the benefits of Freedom on behalf of a people hungry for them. Father, look on our prayers for them with favor, guide their steps in righteousness and keep them in the shelter of Your Healing Wings. Bless and uphold them in the performance of their Mission. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.




ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
AT CHRISTMAS
God Of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand
Morman Tabernacle Choir
(Click)


Heavenly Father, Lord of the Nations, unto Your Divine Mercy we commend the souls of these brave men and women who have fallen in the service of our Beloved Nation and in defense of the Freedoms we hold dear. We pray that You gather them in Your loving embrace, that You cause Your countenance to shine upon them, and that You vouchsafe their souls to dwell eternally in Your Divine Presence. Through Jesus Christ Your Son, with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever, Amen.








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 12/17/2012 4:22:06 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Faith

Amen.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 4:29:39 PM PST by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Faith

Praying your prayer with you, Faith...Amen

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*May God Keep Safe Those Who Keep Us Safe*

Lord, hold our military men and women in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families in
their service to this nation.

Prayers For Those Who Mourn

12 posted on 12/17/2012 5:21:44 PM PST by MEG33
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To: Faith

Amen to your beautiful and anointed prayer, Faith.


13 posted on 12/17/2012 5:28:44 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Irish Rose

Thank you for praying today during these unsettling times.


14 posted on 12/17/2012 6:33:13 PM PST by Faith
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To: left that other site

There is comfort in praying with other believers. Thanks for joining us during these trying times.


15 posted on 12/17/2012 6:34:36 PM PST by Faith
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To: Faith

We are so happy to have you on the Prayer Team!

(((HUGS)))


16 posted on 12/17/2012 7:03:29 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Faith

We are so happy to have you on the Prayer Team!

(((HUGS)))


17 posted on 12/17/2012 7:04:01 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Faith

Amen. Pray without ceasing.


18 posted on 12/17/2012 10:17:49 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: Faith

Once again I offer up prayers to our Lord and God that our Lord and God provide protection to our Heroes in our Armed Forces. May He also provide protection to our Leaders in
government.

Praise His Holy Name.


19 posted on 12/17/2012 10:41:54 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Faith

Praying in agreement with you, Faith.

In Jesus’ Holy Name.
Amen.


20 posted on 12/18/2012 12:25:33 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Faith

Amen.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 5:04:18 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Faith

I join in prayer for our heroes and nation!


22 posted on 12/18/2012 8:40:59 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Faith
Father, we know You understand the grief America is experiencing over the loss of her children in Connecticut. The pain is piercing, Lord. For those whose hearts are broken, it seems nearly impossible that life could ever go on. And yet we know, Father, that You are the God of comfort, of healing, of restoration, of hope, and of eternity. We pray for these families, Lord, crying out to You from the very deepest portion of our spirits. We mourn with them and want to remove this sorrow from their lives. Though our efforts are inadequate, You are able to bring Light into these very dark days. We commit these families to You, Lord, asking for You to send ministering angels to help them and the Spirit of comfort and peace to console them. May the prayers of Your people hold them up as You sustain them.

Amen to your Caring, Compassionate Prayer, Dearest Sister Faith.
Standing with you in Heartfelt Agreement, with Praise to God for your Powerful Prayer Ministry.

'God's Grace be with you all.' (Heb.13:25)

23 posted on 12/18/2012 9:27:22 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: left that other site

Thank you for your encouragement,ltos. God bless you.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 5:59:56 AM PST by Faith
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To: Kitty Mittens

Blessings and peace to you, my dear sister.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 6:00:47 AM PST by Faith
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To: Diver Dave

Thank you for joining us, Diver Dave. Merry Christmas to you!


26 posted on 12/19/2012 6:01:50 AM PST by Faith
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To: NEWwoman

So glad to have you with us, NEWwoman! Blessings to you.


27 posted on 12/19/2012 6:03:27 AM PST by Faith
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To: Alamo-Girl

Thank you for your prayers, Alamo-Girl. God bless you.


28 posted on 12/19/2012 6:04:30 AM PST by Faith
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thank you for praying today, fieldmarshaldj. Merry Christmas to you!


29 posted on 12/19/2012 6:05:27 AM PST by Faith
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