Skip to comments.Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation (Feb. 25, 2013)
Posted on 02/25/2013 12:17:43 PM PST by Faith
So often the world teaches us that we must look a certain way, respond a certain way, have certain skills, make a certain amount of money, possess certain toys---all so that we can be accepted and measure up to the standards of other humans. But that is not what You teach. You teach us that we are to rely totally and completely on You for our worth. Our acceptance is in You. But in addition, You are our strength and our ability and our protection, our righteousness, our joy, our purpose, and our future. You are all we need. You are the Judge of all the earth. You are the One Who makes beauty of ashes. You take the foolish and weak things of the world and use them to confound the wise and mighty. You take the unloved and use them to bring about blessing. Lord, there is no end to the possibilities that we have in You, for You have wonderful plans for each of us.
Father, we pray that the America that You helped to establish and protect and prosper throughout these 250 years would be the America that returns to You, that repents, and that humbles itself under Your mighty hand once again. We all must repent and seek Your face for the sins of our nation, Father. This task cannot be left to faithful prayer warriors. It must involve everyone in this nation. We all must be on our knees---seeking Your face, seeking Your forgiveness, seeking Your help in restoring our nation.
Lord, help those who have taken an oath to defend our Constitution. Let everyone in our military have a deeper sense of Your abiding presence. Let those who know You, Lord, share Your plan of salvation with those who are in darkness. Father, we know that You honor every one of our American heroes who are willing to lay down their lives for their fellow man.
We need You every hour, most precious Lord. We must seek You, Lord, in order to find Your answers for our nation. We pray that You do not give up on us, Father, and that Your mercy would be upon us even as we hope in You. Make haste to help us, O God, for the sake of Your Son Whose Precious Blood was shed for us. Hear our cries, Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
A call to prayer!
A call to prayer!
A call to prayer!
all must repent and seek Your face for the sins of our nation, Father.
Joining you in prayer.
I join you all in prayer.
Amen to your prayer!
Financial expert Warren Buffet, one of the richest people in the world, was rejected by Harvards Business School at age 19. After a failed admissions interview, he recalls a feeling of dread, along with concern over his fathers reaction to the news. In retrospect, Buffet says, [Everything] in my life . . . that I thought was a crushing event at the time has turned out for the better.
Rejection, though undeniably painful, does not have to hold us back from accomplishing what God wants us to do. The citizens of Jesus hometown denied that He was the Messiah (John 1:11), and many of His followers later rejected Him (6:66). Just as Jesus rejection was part of Gods plan for His Son (Isa. 53:3), so was Jesus continued ministry. Enduring earthly rejection and knowing that the Father would turn away from Him at Calvary (Matt. 27:46), Jesus went on to cure the sick, cast out demons, and preach good news to the masses. Before His crucifixion, Jesus said, [Father], I have finished the work which You have given Me to do (John 17:4).
If rejection has become a hindrance to the work God has given you to do, dont give up. Remember that Jesus understands, and those who come to Him will always be accepted by Him (6:37).
Read: John 1:6-13
Amen. My heart is perfectly synchronized with your prayer today. Thank you.
'May Rich Blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ be with you, Everyone.' (1Thess.5:28)
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