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.