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Friday, May 28, 2010

MIGHTY in PRAYER

STORMIE OMARTIAN
with Jack Hayford
The Power of a Praying® Church: Experiencing God Move as We Pray Together

"The Power of a Praying Church"



EXPERIENCING GOD MOVE AS WE PRAY TOGETHER

[This is a prayer from 2009 but it's still good one to pray]

PRAYER FOR OUR NATION – 2009

by

Stormie Omartian

Lord, we ask that you would pour out your Spirit upon our nation. Shine your light into the dark places of our land and expose the works of evil. We, Your people, have heavy hearts over what we see happening in our country and so we unite in prayer to confess the sins of our nation and to seek Your forgiveness. We specifically ask Your forgiveness for the violence, murder, deception, robbery, corruption, idol worship, and all other forms of godless behavior that have been allowed to flourish here. Forgive us and lead us in Your way. Teach us to follow You without compromise. Help us to pray more than criticize. Soften the hearts of people who have set themselves against You. Open their eyes to see Your truth. Open their ears to hear Your voice. How grateful we are that You are a God of mercy and You hear our prayers when we call to You. We ask for Your mercy upon us now.


Where greed and ignorance have been our downfall, bring us as a nation back into alignment with your righteous principles. We pray especially that You will protect our children – both living and unborn – so that they will be preserved physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for your purpose and glory. Put a stop to all violence against children in any form. Expose anyone who would do evil against a child before it happens. Bring the children of our land who have strayed from your ways back to You.


We ask that You would raise up Holy Spirit-led leaders in our state and national governments. Remove those who are corrupt or do not follow Your ways. Guide our President and his advisors and all of our Congressmen and Senators to always do the right thing. Give them godly wisdom to make correct decisions. Replace the ungodly with those who serve You. Raise up righteous judges who will be chosen to uphold the law according to Your Word. Protect us from our enemies, keep our economy from failing, and bring us back to be the nation we were meant to be.


We lift up praise to You and thank You that because You are our Lord, we are never without hope. Thank you that because You work powerfully through our prayers, we can see things turn around. Help us to pray as often and as fervently as we should. Enable us to pray according to Your will so that we can continue to enjoy Your hand of blessing upon our land.


In Jesus’ name we pray.


4 comments:

Peggy said...

O YES LORD...MAY WE BE MIGHTY IN PRAYER!

AS a CHURCH!

AS a NATION!

AS INDIVIDUALS standing before Your Heavenly Throne!

Amen and amen to this prayer of Stormie for our nation. Humble us Lord and continue to teach us to pray.

Thank You Father, for my faithful, praying friends & sisters in Christ, especially Denise, who asked for prayer for me and Cathy, who wrote and responded as well & others who are praying! Thank You for the intercessors of Fearless Friday and any prayer warriors out there.

But it is not by might, nor by power but by Your Spirit!

May more bloggers and friends unite together as one lifting each other in prayer. The best way is to join Fearless Friday, even if they have "prayer" as part of their own blog... we must stand united for the many needs in Jesus Name.

Please visit Denise
http://shortybearsplace.blogspot.com/2010/05/fearless-friday_28.html

or Angela
http://www.freespirithaven.com/2010/05/fearless-friday_28.html

to see some of the many prayer requests. And "ONE HEART" shared a beautiful prayer!!! (and a great post today)

Anonymous said...

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Please hold our service men and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.

We also remember the families of our troops, and ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes and your peace, provision and strength to fill their lives.

May the members of our armed forces be filled with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.

In the name of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Eternal God,

Creator of years, of centuries,
Lord of whatever is beyond time,
Maker of all species and master of all history --

How shall we speak to you
from our smallness and inconsequence?

Except that you have called us to worship you in spirit and in truth;
You have dignified us with loves and loyalties; You have lifted us up with your loving kindnesses.

Therefore we are bold to come before you without groveling
[though we sometimes feel that low]
and without fear
[though we are often anxious].
We sing with spirit and pray with courage because you have dignified us; You have redeemed us from the aimlessness of things' going meaninglessly well.

God, lift the hearts of those
for whom this holiday is not just diversion, but painful memory and continued deprivation.

Bless those whose dear ones have died needlessly, wastefully [as it seems] in accident or misadventure.
We remember with compassion those who have died serving their countries in the futility of combat.

There is none of us but must come to bereavement and separation,
when all the answers we are offered
fail the question death asks of each of us.

We believe that you will provide for us as others have been provided with the fulfillment of
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

By Rev. Dick Kozelka (ret)
First Congregational Church of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN.

Denise said...

Dear heavenly Father, may we all fall upon our knees, and cry out Your name. May we never cease to pray for others. So many are hurting, and wounded. Let us lead them to You. Thank You for hearing our cries, and answering them. We love You Father.

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