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Saturday, August 29, 2009

FREEDOM & PRAYERS for AMERICA

"The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree." ~ Edward Kennedy (Senator Ted Kennedy)

[thanks to Cathy's WFW I saw & found this then at Google here]
The quote below the flag reads:

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
~ John F. Kennedy

I came across this 31 Days of Prayer for America from PRAYER CENTRAL today. As our nation & the Kennedy family in particular, grieve this day, I am reminded how we must UNITE & PRAY HUMBLY for our nation. I believe also that there is much need for prayer for the USA but it is also necessary for us to REPENT! As I read this quote, I believe our former President forgot to add, stand firm in prayer in his statement...and those of us, Christians, MUST, as we trust in GOD still!!!

May the LORD, Our God, deliver this nation from evil and keep us from harm & destruction.

There is a prayer and verse for each day of the month to focus on for our Nation. Daily the Presidential Prayer Team sends me a devotional called "Deeper with God" and each week I receive concerns for prayer. Here's the conclusion from today's:

When you pray for your country, remember that He knows the beginning and the end.

Ask for His hand to guide you as you intercede…and for His great right hand to firmly hold you,

the President and the nation as His plans are fulfilled by His wisdom and knowledge.

Since today is the 26th...go to #26 and pray to "reverse the trends of humanism and socialism in our nation." Read the scriptures given:
(1 Chronicles 12:32; Isaiah 59:15) and PRAY the WORD!

This is a great daily guide to lift at least one prayer for our nation & those in leadership in our government. I cannot emphasize enough that now is the time to be on our knees, crying out to God, to save us & spare us & forgive us for not being in PRAYER! I am doing my part by sharing this call to PRAYER, not just in time of crisis, or on PRAYER DAY but every day. We need to stay in His WORD & pray & claim His Word for this nation to truly have FREEDOM, the kind that Jesus Christ offers & gave us. Thank You, Lord Jesus!

31 Days of Prayer for America

1. Let all of America fear the Lord. Let all the inhabitants of the United States stand in awe of Him. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance. (Psalms 33:8, 12)


2. We bless our President and ask that You would pour out upon him the wisdom and counsel in needs to direct the affairs of this nation. (Psalms 89:21)


3. Lord, act in Your own displeasure toward those who would strike terror into the earth. (Ezekiel 32:22-25; Psalms 7:11-16) Root out and bring terrorists to justice. Please show mercy, expose and thwart terrorist schemes. Grant wisdom, discernment and protection to all in authority working to prevent terrorist attacks.


4. We pray that You would give Your wisdom to those who would preside in our courts of justice. Let all judges and those who work in our court system seek to preserve justice in a fair and impartial way according to Your statutes. (Proverbs 2:6-8)


5. Grant wisdom and courage to all those who serve in our Congress and all elected officials across this country. Let them not be distracted from governing by the lure of money, power or fame. Encourage them to always stand for what is right and to faithfully serve those who have put their trust in them. (Ecclesiastes 8:1-5)


6. Let those who serve our country in the military not rely solely upon the strength of their weapons and intelligence, but first turn to You, Lord, the source of all wisdom and strength. Raise up men and women of faith among all ranks of the military and give them opportunity to witness to their fellow soldiers. (Matthew 8:5-12)


7. We agree with You, Jesus, that the Church will be one, as You are one with the Father. Heal any divisions that exist between pastors and their congregations, and between denominations. Let our nation see the Body of Christ united in love for one another and toward those whom You have come to save. (John 17:21)


8. Lord, return the state of marriage to a place of honor in our country. We praise You for sturdy marriages that model Your commitment to the Church. Let hope and healing now come to those marriages that are strained and breaking. (Hebrews 13:4)


9. Father, let our earthly fathers look to You as the ultimate spiritual head of the family, and serve their families by carrying the responsibility for the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of their wives and children.Bring absentee fathers to a faith and radical life-change. Let Your character be clearly seen in the lives of all fathers.(Ephesians 6:4)


10. We ask you Lord, to refresh mothers in the honor of fulfilling the glory of motherhood. Strengthen them with grace, wisdom, and love in serving their husbands and children. Let mothers would reflect Your own love and nurturing nature. (Proverbs 31:25-26, 28)


11. Thank You that You are father to the fatherless and husband to the widow. Restore our broken families with Your wholeness and let them turn to You for all spiritual, emotional and physical needs. (Psalms 146:8-9)


12. We pray that our children will come to know You as Lord and Savior early in their lifetime. We pray that they would participate fully in establishing your kingdom here on earth.

(Mark 10:14)


13. We agree with Your word, Lord, that You are instructing our children and great will be their peace in the land. (Isaiah 54:13)


14. Let the unborn be protected. We affirm their personhood and we honor them as unborn citizens. Rescue them from the atrocity and violent death by abortion. Convict of transgression, forgive and heal those who repent of committing abortion. (Psalms 72:12, 14)


15. Lord, we implore you to make our schools a place where our children can learn in physical, emotional and spiritual safety. Give them godly teachers who encourage them and are dedicated to them. Give them the support systems at home and at school that would enable them to achieve great things in Your Name. (Luke 6:40)


16. Strengthen and encourage those in the media who are willing to stand for Your truth and practice honest, fair and accurate reporting. Convert or remove those who would use the media to put forth their own selfish agendas and proclaim their lies and distortions. Give discernment to all who know and love You to be able to sift through the untruths and rely on Your steadfast Word. (Proverbs 4:24-26)


17. We praise and thank You that you give us the arts as a way to worship and glorify Your Name. Let godly men and women now come forth in the arts and entertainment fields who will seek to share your gospel message through their creative endeavors. (Proverbs 14:34)


18. Lord, bring genuine reconciliation to the races of this nation. Remove longheld prejudices, hatreds and hurts and replace them with Your healing love and fellowship. Bring peace, friendship and equal opportunity to all peoples and cultures. (Ephesians 2:14-16)


19. Thank You that You do not forget prisoners and those who are homeless and needy. Stir up Your heart of compassion in each of us and send Your Spirit to guide us as we reach out to those less fortunate. (Psalms 107:41)


20. Restore our abandoned inner cities to communities of safety, prosperity and hope. Save and encourage those caught in cycles of poverty, sickness, addiction, brokenness and despair. (Isaiah 58:12)


21. Lord, grant the people of America Sabbath rest. Thank You that there remains therefore a rest for the people of God. Help all be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall into disobedience. (Hebrews 4:9-11)


22. Lord, let all exhausted laborers in our land come to You, find salvation, and find rest for their souls. For Your yoke is easy and Your bur- den is light. Comfort those in jail and prison, Lord. (Matthew 11:18-30)


23. Lord, bring the Word of God to bear on the hearts and minds of those who make public policy in America. (Psalms 19:7-11; John 8:31,32) Continue to grant opportunity for a Biblical world view and principles into the public discourse. (Ephesians 3:10)

24. Shield and deliver our nation from occultism, New Age cults, false religions and secret societies. (Isaiah 1:29; 2:6)


25. In mercy, reveal Yourself to those who do not even seek after You, those who have turned away, those who are ignorant of their own need for Your saving grace in their lives. (Romans 10:20; Isaiah 65:1)


26. Reverse the trends of humanism and socialism in our nation. (1 Chronicles 12:32; Isaiah 59:15)


27. Help us to be a nation that desires purity and avoids debauchery, pornography, perversion, drunkenness, drug use and gambling. (1 Corinthians 6:9-20; Titus 2:12)


28. Grace and enable us, Lord, to travail until the fullness of Jesus Christ is birthed in this next generation of Americans. (Galatians 4:19)


29. Send forth more consecrated individuals to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every nation. Bring in the harvest, Lord. (Acts 1:8; 4:33)


30. Lord, help us to live our lives so that all are prepared to give an account to Almighty God. (Hebrews 9:27)


31. Now to Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1:24-25)


GOD BLESS AMERICA and BRING COMFORT to those today in mourning for the loss of Senator Ted Kennedy, his family, loved ones and friends throughout the world.

10 comments:

Peggy said...

Heavenly Father, I come before You & cry out for our nation and Our President!

Holy God, we exalt You in Your supremacy and sovereignty over all things. We praise You for Your divine plan and Your call on our lives. You are our trustworthy God and we bless You and thank You for Your love and grace in our lives.

I bring President Barack Obama & our nation before You. May he place his trust fully in You as he makes decisions, big decisions that affect everyone of us...give him Your wisdom & may he hear from You, knowing that You are his guide, help & strength. May he seek You first. May he acknowledge You & Your call on his life for this unique time in this nation and our world. I ask for Your highest blessing and anointing on him as he leads our country.

I ask that You reverse the trends of humanism and socialism in our nation in Jesus Name. May the army of God rise up & may it be understood the times in which we live & in 1 Chronicles 12 knew what Israel should do...give us that wisdom.

"Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
The LORD looked and was displeased
that there was no justice."

May Your truth prevail & Your will be done & bring Justice in our nation by following Your precepts!
May our eyes be focused on You as our authority & All powerful wisdom flow from You to our leaders & nation. May peace be our modus operandi. Thank You for Your peace & send Your Holy Comfort to ALL who need Your Comfort in the loss of Senator Ted Kennedy. Be with his family & surround them with Your love, hope, peace & comfort. May they know You as Lord & Savior!

We give all glory, honor & praise to You in the blessed Name of Jesus

KathyB. said...

Today Lord, please convict us of our need for YOU, and our need for purity which comes only from You. Purity which gives the only proper perspective for us, our children and their children, and for our country. True purity demands we repent of our sin and turn to You, Your Son , for Salvation which only comes through His shed blood. Thank-you Lord for Jesus and His death and resurrection which alone is the only Hope any of us have.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, I pray for our nation today. May we all fall down upon our knees, and look up to You, the maker of us all. May You surround us with Your love and protection. You are the true leader of this country, and of the world. I love You Father. Amen

Peggy said...

Thank You LORD for the prayers of my sisters Denise & KathyB this morning!

Yes, Heavenly Father, we cry out to YOU to forgive us for this lack of purity in our society and the many ills that come from this as listed(in 26). Each one of these LORD, draws us further away from You & the cleansing You poured out for us on Calvary. Each of these are crimes against oneself & against You, and they become a vicious cycle of more & more depravity and using people & abuse.

Oh Father God, it sickens me how low we have sunk to be victimizing Your precious, little children for
the billion dollar pornography. It must stop, it must end NOW in Jesus Name...I cry out to You Lord yo have mercy on the innocent victims being sold or traded or deceived into the entrapment of this perversion. Protect women & children LORD from being or becoming victims in this market.
Rescue the many that are being enslaved into this & even those who choose this for a living. Save the ones who use & abuse. The same with each of the other sins, one leads to another & it worsens. We are stained LORD by the impurities of having accepted this. Forgive us with we have been ignorant or jaded. Deliver us from this evil & the crimes committed because of this...deliver us from the harm against our families & the children. We stand in the gap for those that the enemy has taken captive & we speak freedom in Christ for the abused & the abusor.
Release the captives & break the chains in Jesus Name. Have mercy on us for allowing our nation of freedom & liberty to return to the filth of Sodom & Gomorrah. Have mercy on the victims LORD! Put Your shield of protection around their spirit & body until they can come to the cross & be touched & healed & changed by Your love.

I thank You that You have redeemed us by grace & You desire for us to have pure thoughts & actions! Restore our nation, our youth, our homes...to purity as we repent. It starts with US and then all the nations that participate in this market will stand up & defend those being sold & trafficked & abused & used in this system of illegal use of what You intended as pure & beautiful. Return us to PURITY in You! Cleanse us & them from these heinous acts & restore RESPECT of one another & LOVE in the purest sense. We come against pleasure seekers & wrong doers & we ask that they surrender this debauchery & sin to You.

Wash US & we will be whiter than snow. Forgive us & cleanse us from all unrighteousness. May we not turn away & be blind to what is happening! SAVE US, O LORD in the precious blood & Name of Your beloved Son Jesus...I pray & ask for Your deliverance & forgiveness.

[there is so much in this one that
I could cry & pray all day so I may] Thank You Father for hearing us...united in prayer for our nation & then the world.

Karen said...

Father, We cry out to you with groanings too deep for words for the sins of our nation. Thank you that you are a merciful and patient God, but you will expose the lies. Help us to stand for what is right and PRAY for repentance and revival.

Deborah Ann said...

Father God, I lift up my city to you. You sent a prophet, and gave us an assignment to find 50 people to intercede, and we couldn't even find 50 people! But God, You never fail, and Your Holy Word never fails. I pray you move swiftly on our behalf, and raise up this city and this nation for your glory. In Jesus Name.

Peggy said...

Heavenly Father, I join Deborah Ann for her city and my city as well as any other cities along the coast in the path of the Hurricane Jimena in the Pacific Ocean! That ALL may come to their knees & pray for protection from God, knowing God & praying for their cities to be reached with the knowledge as Jesus Christ as their Savior!

It breaks my heart, LORD...so Yours must be broken even more that there were not even 50 that could gather to PRAY! But no matter Lord, You heard those who did come because Your Word does never fail. Raise up more people to join Deborah's prayer effort with others as the prophet spoke this word to them.

I recall a story in the Bible of this nature, if You could find just one! We ask for the 50 in Jesus Name to be burdened for this city.
Yes, LORD raise up her city, each city with prayer warriors to make a humbled nation seeking You & Your face not just Your hand (for hand outs or rescue). May each city grow in their passion of Christ & desire to join in prayer to bring You glory!

Lord, help us to live our lives so that all are prepared to give an account to Almighty God. (Hebrews 9:27)

Now to Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1:24-25)

I tried all day to get over here and write my prayer before we loose power or are flooded by the hurricane repercussions but I finally made it...and I have prayed throughout the day, for safety, protection, a wall of protection
around all areas affected by this hurricane, for the fishermen to pull up their nets, and safely come home, for the families that depend upon tourist business that will not be able to come in the cruise ship & for Your divine intervention for all the ports & smaller communities
that do not have civil defense to assist. Prepare each place ahead of the storm and prepare their hearts
for the King to come in & show His power & glory! We thank You! We know the the winds & rain will also help California and their fires. Protect them LORD from the fires & help all that are serving to stop this extreme fire & protect the workers. Squelch the flames & keep them away from further danger & spread of destruction. For You alone are able & in control! Have mercy LORD and shield them in Jesus Name & by the power of Your Holy Spirit! Praisin' You in the storm & holding on to the anchor of my hope, Jesus Christ!

Thanks Denise for your prayers & love! Trusting in the Lord!

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, please stay close to all of those affected by the hurricane, and by the fires in California. Send Your love, and protection to cover them. We love You Lord. Amen

beloved said...

dear God,

you know my heart, and all that is within me to be a living testament of your faithfulness, of your grace, of your divine love.

dear God, please use me and my present walk of faith as an example of the blessings that come when we trust in you and your promises for our lives.

dear god, you know the love i have in my heart for keith, and my desire for love and marriage with him. heavenly Father, i pray today, and each day for love with keith that is in perfect alignment with your divine will for each and both of us. heal our hearts and our fears, and bless us with your divine love, dear god. may our love story glorify you and your faithfulness.

as i wait for your promises of love to unfold in my life, dear God, please continue to reveal yourself to me, and help me to know that although my dreams may tarry, surely they will come and will not delay. vindicate my faith, merciful God.

through Jesus Christ--who has commanded us to love one another--i pray. amen.

September 15, 2009 6:25 PM
left on Fearless Friday but I moved it here.

Peggy said...

Holy heavenly Father,

Thank You for the heartfelt prayer from "beloved"! Bless her & her marriage and Keith. May You be glorified & Your perfect will for each of them in their marriage blessed by You. May their love flow mutually to each other.

I stand with her prayer and I ask that Your promises unfold in her life and boldly be confirmed as she trusts in You! Reveal Yourself & make her dreams come true as You desire the best for her & her husband. Confirm this in Jesus' Name...thank You for her prayer here. We stand together for all marriages that You will prepare us as the Bride so we may live our lives to bring You glory!

It's Time to Pray


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PRAYER for Our Nation

This was shared in an email from the Presidential Prayer Team:

Declaration of Independence Signer

Samuel Chase
George Washington (1732-1799), 1st President of the United States

"Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection; and Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; and to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." --

This prayer of George Washington appears in St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.

To read MORE go here with Presidential Prayer Team