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Thursday, April 28, 2011

WEEKLY PRESIDENTIAL PRAYER TEAM UPDATE

 Click Here to HOMENATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IS COMING MAY 5th! Mark your calendars...


There is so much to pray for in our country and around the world. I would like to recommend that you set aside at least one day when you pray for our nation and our leaders bot from your political view from releasing and lifting them to God and God's will and guidance. I am just listing a few current key prayer prompts, but I suggest highly being part, or receiving email updates, of the Presidential Prayer Team... from PRAYER TOOLS


Pray For President Obama & Administration
Pray for President Obama and his advisers as they work on foreign and domestic policies


Pray For Congressional Leaders
Pray for our lawmakers as they return from their Easter recess next week with full agendas to 
consider.



Pray For Judicial Needs
Pray for each Supreme Court Justice as he or she deliberates and write their opinions.


Pray for Current Events
THE WARS Pray for our military men and women who are serving in combat roles and the contractors who support them.
TERRORISM Pray about the duplicity of the issue of Syria's tyranny and concurrent membership on the Human Rights Council.
THE ECONOMY Pray that our nation will enter a time of sustainable economic recovery and steady growth.
ISRAEL and the MIDDLE EAST Pray about the general level of unrest on "the Arab street" and the repercussions experienced by Israel.
HEALTH CARE Pray about the need to cost containment in the health care industry.


The prayer update also includes an Executive Prayer Focus, a Legislative Prayer Focus, Armed Forces Prayer Focus, Judicial Prayer Focus, "Inside Washington", Presidential Quote, Prayer 101 and Viewpoint among other interesting articles like "Morality in America".


I just have to share Today's Devotional "PEOPLE OVER POLICY":

"You probably know the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15). One son left, one son stayed; the younger son squandered his fortune but, realizing his mistakes, returned, and the father celebrated; his older son got angry, feeling that his father never treated him as well as his brother who wasted his inheritance. The obvious implication: the Heavenly Father accepts the repentant heart, but Paul’s discourse in Acts 28 says more.

Let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.

Acts 28:28
The sons who stayed and left, respectively, can represent the Jews and Gentiles. Israel despised the Gentiles due to their alleged “inferiority.” However, the Father welcomed the Gentiles when Israel was still following His law. The difference was the heart of each. One was restored as a loving son; the other became angry and bitter. In the end, the Jewish leaders forgot God’s purposes for His way of salvation, prioritizing instead rules and regulations in their dealings with others.
Like Israel, America’s leadership has sometimes treated legislation itself as being more important than the citizens for whom the laws were created. 
Pray that Congress not forget the reason they’ve been given authority…and that they would prioritize Godly values over special interests." 
Recommended Reading: Acts 28:17-28 Click to Read or ListenM.S. – Your Prayer Team writing staff
PRAYER 101 is the last of a 4 part teaching series: God's Love...and its impact on your prayers

The April Prayer 101 series discusses just four characteristics of God:
Lesson 1 – (April 7)  His omnipotence – He is all-powerful
Lesson 2 - (April 14)  His omniscience – He is all-knowing
Lesson 3 – (April 21)  His omnipresence – He is all-present
Lesson 4 - (April 28)  He is love – all the time
I really love the conclusion that Jeana Kamp writes:
"Beloved One, as you pray and study God’s Word, realize that Christ Jesus came in love. He came to reflect the image of God and be an example to you. Now you are called to reflect His love to others. Be motivated to no longer live for yourself but for Him.  
(II Corinthians 5:14-15).
If you feel far from God, remember Christ’s parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) and come back to the One who loves you and will welcome you with open arms. Know you can come home to the Lord who is passionate over you…whose love never grows cold."
Jeana gives many characteristics of the Lord for us to relate to the impact they should have on us and the way we pray such as:

  • Keep yourself in the love of God, allowing Christ to keep you refreshed and renewed in the power of His love (Jude 21-23)
  • Pray with confidence, knowing that God will graciously give you all things (Romans 8:31-32)
  • Be convinced that nothing will be able to separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:38-39) 
GO TO PRAYER 101 to read more and let's PRAY FOR IMPACT on our nation.



3 comments:

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Just sharing Today's Daily Prayer:

Pursue Love

Father, I eagerly pursue and seek to acquire love [make it my aim, my great quest]. Also, I earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts). When I was a child, I talked like a child and I thought like a child. Now that I have become a man/woman, I am done with childish ways and put them aside. My desire is to walk in love-true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for me, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 13-14:1

The daily prayer is written by Germaine Copeland, author of the Prayers That Avail Much family book series.
©2011 Word Ministries, Inc.

Roy Lessin said...

Prayer to see Jesus

Jesus, I want to see You, for no other face can show me the Father, and no other light can reveal His image. I want to know what it fully means to have the eyes of my heart opened to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to be in awe of Your glory. Reveal to me the grace upon Your countenance, the joy within Your spirit, and the love that moves Your heart toward mine.

Lord, I seek to move closer, to see clearer, and to be drawn nearer to You—where there are gaps in my understanding of who You are, close them; where there are blanks, fill them in; where there is a lack of clarity, bring things into sharper focus.

Jesus, I know that in You there is no lack, for I am complete in You; there is no emptiness, for I am made full in You; there is no fragmentation, for I am made whole in You. Thank You for being the image of God that I can see, the provision of God I can receive, and the light of God that I can follow.

May You find in me a faith that is growing, a trust that is building, and a love that is deepening day by day. Jesus, I wait upon You, come to me; I listen for You, speak to me; I look to You, show me; I lean on You, keep me. I thank You for being the hope of my heart, the joy of my life, and the reason why I live.

Scriptures: Revelation 4:11, John 1:3, Ephesians 1, Colossians 2:9-10, Hebrews 1, 12:2, Philippians 3:8-13

Peggy (mazmagi) said...

One extremely effective way to pray is to use words from the Bible. Make Colossians 1:9-12 a personal prayer by replacing the pronouns with "I" and "me" as you pray:

"[I] have not stopped praying . . . and asking God to fill [me] with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And [I] pray this in order that [I] may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that [I] may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified [me] to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light." Amen.

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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