Only 2 days left to pray for the election.

mosesDay 38, November 4, 2012

May our weakness be Your strength and our purpose in life be to honor You.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalm 1:1-3)

Dear Father we praise Your Holy Name.  Lord You are Holy, the only God and Your deeds are wonderful. You are strong. You are great. You are the Most High. You are the Almighty. You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth. We praise Your name, Oh God.

Father, we confess our sins before You.  Forgive us Lord for our “me first’ society.  We have pushed you out of our lives and made decisions without You Lord.  Forgive us for our lack of morality as a people. We talk lately about the financial deficit of our nation but there is another deficit not heeded.  Lord we have a deficit of morality.  Forgive us Father for our morality deficit.  Heal our land Oh, God!

Lord, we thank You for our blessings. We are grateful for that which we have. We are not sorrowful for that which we do not have. We have more than others, less than some, but regardless, we are blessed with what is ours.  We thank You for allowing us to be born in this nation.  We thank you for our democracy and the ability to vote for our leaders.  We thank You, Lord, for our freedom that our forefathers fought hard to obtain and pray that it will be protected and upheld throughout our land. We thank You Father for the ability to go to the church today of our choice.

Please protect us Lord from anything that might threaten these freedoms we have.  Lord, we lift those before you that are still suffering from the damages caused by the hurricane.  We pray they all are granted relief and protection quickly.  Father we pray for one another and we pray we will all show love for one another.  You have commanded us to love our neighbor, Lord.  And our neighbor is anyone in need.

Your Word has given us counsel on how we should relate to and act toward one another. May we be steadfast and immovable in our commitment to You and to one another.  Father, please let our roots go deep into Your Word to praise and glorify Your name.  May our weakness be Your strength and our purpose in life be to honor You.

In two days Father, our people will cast votes for one man or the other to lead our nation.  Dear Lord, we pray for Your direction.  We pray that through Your spirit the people of our nation would know the right choice.  We pray that our land would move toward You, Oh God.  Lord, protect and heal this nation, the United States of America.  We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Help us to listen to Your counsel.

prayer_1November 3, 2012

Help us to listen to Your counsel.

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (Psalm 16:7-8)

Dear heavenly Father, we praise you this day, Lord.  You are the Almighty, the great I AM; the Three-in-One; Holy and Worthy of all our praise and adoration.

Father, forgive us for we have sinned.  Forgive us for our unbelief and for being out of Your will.  Forgive us, Lord for any offenses committed. We ask forgiveness for any acts of arrogance, pride, haughtiness and control.  Forgive our people and our land for any hatred, racism, jealousy and evil acts committed. Forgive the idolatry, for putting things more important than You, Oh God. Forgive our land for the adultery, lust and pornography. None of us have been excluded, Lord, for we know Your Word says in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”.  Oh God, please heal our land.

Thank You for Your love, Oh God. You have loved us even when we turn away from You and when we do not listen to Your voice.  You never have and never will give up on us. Thank You for Your love. We have hope and we have faith, Lord. Thank You for the hope You have placed in our hearts. If it weren’t for the hope we have, we would be a miserable people. Thank You that our hope for a better life is always before us. Your Word says that faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. Thank You for our hope in Your Word which is our assurance that You are in control.

Lord, please protect and help those in the ravaged areas of Hurricane Sandy.  Please grant a speedy recovery.  We pray Father for those families that have lost loved ones and possessions.  Father, we humbly ask for Your blessing. We ask for Your blessing on our nation and we ask for Your blessing on the election in three days.  Protect and heal our nation, Lord.  Help us to listen to Your counsel when we are alone with You. Speak to our hearts each moment, for You are the anchor of our souls, and we will rest in Your presence.  It is You alone we desire, and nothing or no one else can take Your place.

Dear Lord, we feel the evil of instituted class warfare and divisiveness on our people.  By Your Spirit, bring down the “walls of partition between us;” rid what divides us from person to person, from congregation to congregation, state to state, county to county and neighbor to neighbor.  Unite Us, Oh Lord, In Your Love.  It is in the name of Jesus Christ we entrust our Nation, the United States of America, into Your care.  AMEN.


Day 36, 4 more days praying for election.

gods-loveNovember 2, 2012

Teach us the way that we should go and help us to walk in Your truth each day.

A Prayer by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first act of a President after receiving the Oath of Office:

Almighty God, as we stand here at this moment my future associates in the executive branch of government join me in beseeching that Thou will make full and complete our dedication to the service of the people in this throng, and follow their fellow citizens everywhere.

Give us, we pray, the power to discern clearly right from wrong, and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby, and by the laws of this land.  Especially we pray that our concern shall be for all the people regardless of station, race, or calling.  May cooperation be permitted and be the mutual aim of those who, under the concepts of our Constitution, hold to differing political faiths; so that all may work for the good of our beloved country and Thy Glory, Amen.  January 20, 1953

Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore. (Psalm 86:11-12)

Father, we praise You Lord.  We worship You, Oh God.  You are our God and You are the Almighty God. You are the great creator of all things and the master of all things. You are the vine, Lord, we are the branches and we praise Your Holy Name.

We confess our sins, Oh God.  We confess our personal sins and we confess the sins of our nation and our people.  Father please forgive us for we have not born the fruit of the vine. We have not done enough Lord and we have left You out of our lives, our government and our leadership.

We thank You, Oh God for the blessings You have given.  We thank You for Your Almighty grace.  We thank You for the United States of America.

Lord, please help those suffering as a result of the hurricane along our east coast.  Protect them from further harm and grant them Your grace dear Lord.  Protect the many volunteers that have responded to help the victims and work to recover the area.  Help them to cope with the devastation, Oh Lord.

We pray for our nation and ask that You heal our land.  Please protect our nation, the United States of America during our election in 4 days, Father.  Protect us from voter fraud and theft of votes.  Protect the many countless volunteers that are working to secure all the votes and protect the voters.  We ask for Your Holy Spirit to intervene and allow each voter to know and to make the right choice.  Lead our nation back toward You Oh God.

We hunger for Your Word. Teach us the way that we should go and help us to walk in Your truth each day.  As President Eisenhower prayed, teach us and our leaders Oh God, and grant them and us the power to discern clearly right from wrong and govern our actions accordingly.

May Your praise always be on our lips and may You fill our hearts with the joy of Your love and blessing.  You are a gracious and loving God whose mercy is new every morning.  We thank You and we love You, Lord, and we ask these prayers through Jesus Christ, Amen.

8 Days left to pray for the election.

georgewashingtonprayingYou have given us a guide for life and asked us to meditate day and night.

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:8-9)

Dear precious Lord, we worship You as Creator of all things that have been made. Father, we acknowledge You as True King and Ruler, the one who has given us dominion over this land. We praise You and love You Lord.

We call upon You, Father on behalf of our nation, the United States of America.  We need You dear Lord. We ask You to have mercy and grace upon our people.  We humbly seek that You do not turn Your face away although so many have turned from their roots of our forefather’s founding our nation upon Your principles.

Forgive our transgressions, Oh God. Forgive us for seeking to serve the created rather than the Creator. Send a river of conviction throughout our Country and convince each and every heart to seek to be washed in Your forgiving love and return to You in pure and holy worship.

We plead, Oh God, for the protection of our Land from complete ruin because of unrighteous living.  From the rampant adultery of the married, the pre-marital actions of singles, the ridding of lives before they are born, the greed and puffed-up pride of our hearts, the making Your houses of worship into dens of thieves by converting them to social clubs instead of deep dedication of communion with You.

Father, You have given us a guide for life and have asked us to meditate in Your Word day and night. Place that desire within our hearts, Lord and give us a hunger for Your Word so that we may know You.  Lead our nation and our people back to Your Word so that we may honor You through all that we say and do.

We pray now for our Nation’s president, our vice-president, our governor, and all our national, state, and local government officials.  We pray for each of them that, whether or not they serve You in spirit and righteousness, Your Spirit will guide them into all truth. We pray for our election in eight days, Lord.  We pray for Your Spirit to intercede and protect our land.  Help us, Oh God. Heal our land!

Thank You, Oh Holy God, for tending to our voices in one accord today as we intercede on behalf of our Nation.  Thank You for restoring us to being “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  Thank You that we will once again be able to call upon You and say, “God Bless America” because we are assured You will do so because America is truly Blessing Your Holy Name.  It is in the name of Jesus Christ we entrust our nation, the United States of America, into Your care.  AMEN.

Day 19 praying for elections, 21 to go.

PrayerHave mercy upon us Lord and hear our prayers.

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer. (Psalm 4:1)

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.  As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Father we praise you almighty God.

Most holy and merciful Father, we confess to You and to one another. We have sinned against You by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not fully loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not always had in us the mind of Christ. You alone know how often we have grieved you by wasting your gifts, by wandering from your ways. Forgive us, we pray You, most merciful Father. Please free us from our sin. Forgive our nation, Lord and forgive our people.  Protect and direct us as we elect a new leader of our nation.

Father, You are so wonderful! Through Jesus Christ we have an open invitation to come to You in prayer.  We give thanks for this blessing.  We give thanks for all of our blessings, Father.  In each day we find joy in all that You give to us. We are a blessed people.  Your grace is overwhelming. What a blessed people we are to know and embrace Your unconditional love.

Lord, we humble ourselves and pray and we seek your face. Father, forgive our sin and heal our land. We seek your sovereign blessing on our nation.  Draw us back to you Lord and strengthen our nation to serve and honor You. We ask these things through Jesus Christ. AMEN