Day 16 of prayer for our nation, 24 to go.

heal-our-land-v5-600x300Appoint the leader to bring us back to our roots as a Christian nation.

For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man… And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-16, 19)

Let us pray. Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Wellspring of all that is. You are the sea on which we float, You are the wind that fills our sails, You are the storm that buffets us, You are the calm that brings us peace. You are the Almighty King.  We adore you, Lord.

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Our nation has turned from you Lord.  We have pushed you out of public life in the USA.  Forgive us O’God.

Lord, we bow before You in humble thanks.  We thank you, as a nation, for your gifts of power and strength.  We thank you, Lord for all of our blessings.  For our freedoms, for our families, for our incomes and for our life.  We acknowledge your presence and all you have done for us in the past.  Father we know that all power, grace and wealth comes from you.  We claim the riches of Your glory and the fullness of Your grace that come through the indwelling of Your Spirit within us. Lord, we praise and thank you today.

We pray for the election in 24 days, we pray for your guidance and protection and we pray You will appoint the leader to bring us back to our roots as a Christian nation.  Father, set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image.  We pray today for our nation to remain firm and steadfast in the knowledge of Your truth and the promise of the victory that is ours through Christ, who loves us. Heal our land, Lord.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen


Day 15 to pray for elections, 25 to go

praying7May Your love flow through and around us.

“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;  That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ”, Philippians 1:9-10.

O’ Dear Lord in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  You are the mighty King.  You are the master of everything.  We praise you God almighty!  We love you dear Lord.

Father, forgive us.  We have lost our way.  We have strayed from your loving arms.  Bring us back to you.  Father, we bow our heads before You and we confess that we have too often forgotten that we are Yours.  We have carried on our lives as if there was no God or some other god and we fall short of being a credible witness for You.  For these things we ask your forgiveness and we also ask for your strength.

We thank you Lord for Your everlasting love which you show regardless of our infirmities. We thank you for your blessings.

Lord today we pray for our fellow man. Father please help us all to be of strong and clear mind as we approach the election decisions.  Please help our people to recognize the right choice for our entire nation and not choose based on selfish and self-centered desires.  Allow us to see that the enemy lies just beneath the shine and polish.  We pray our people will not vote based on who looks the part, who has the most show or who is the most camera friendly.  Help us to grasp, dear Lord, that looks can be deceiving. Help our people to seek the answers dear Lord and work to understand who they are voting for. Help them to know the person and to know your desire.  Help the sheep to not go astray, O’ Great Shepherd.  Father, we all need your help in this important issue.

Lord, help us to draw on your love.  May Your love flow through and around us.  Give us clear minds and open hearts so we may witness to You in our world.  Remind us to be who You would have us to be regardless of what we are doing or who we are with. Hold us to You and build our relationship with You and with those You have given us.  Speak to our hearts and open our minds that we may see You and the light of Your glory.  Send your Holy Spirit, Father.  Cleanse us, O’Lord, that we may stand before You without blemish.  Help us as a nation to be a discerning people with moral voices to bring glory and honor to You, O’God.

We ask all these things through our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.


Day10 of Prayer for Election, 30 to go

foundin-fathers-prayingIn Everything Give Thanks

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Dear Lord we praise you this day.  We love you Lord and worship you.  Forgive us Father for our sins against you.  Dear Lord, our joy in you is our strength.   Father, you have blessed our nation beyond all measure.  We rejoice and give thanks, Lord for your grace and blessings on our country.   Dear Lord, we pray for your divine guidance on all our days.  Father, we pray that we would never forget Your benefits of power and strength, love and protection.  Thank you Lord for welcoming us to Your throne of grace to receive your blessing.  In Jesus name, AMEN.

A prayer from Thomas Jefferson from Washington, DC, on March 4, 1801.  He prays, “Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.  Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.  Save us from violence, discord and confusion, from pride and arrogance and from every evil way.  Defend our liberties and fashion into one united people, the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.  Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those whom in Thy name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth.  In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.