Monday, July 23, 2012

Pray for America - Day 23

This post is part of a 31 day series from the American Prayer Initiative
You can sign up at the link and have the prayers sent to you daily in your
 e-mail box.  I encourage you to join us in praying daily for America
up through the general election on November 6, 2012.
Suggested Scriptural references ...
And you shall love the L-rd your G-d with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no other commandment greater than these.  Mark 12:30-31 
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  Galatians 3:28 
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of G-d; that no "root of bitterness" springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;  Hebrews 12:15
When you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.  Mark 11:25     
For G-d shows no partiality.  Romans 2:11

Suggested prayers ...
Thank You, L-rd, for clearly demonstrating the importance of relationships.  We ask for Your protection over all our relationships, and for the wisdom to know how to love as You love.
Thank You, Father, for forefathers who established this country on the fact that You created all of us equal.
Thank You, dear L-rd, for every loving relationship in our lives.  Thank You for the profound blessings and goodness we experience through loving one another.
It is abundantly clear, L-rd, that you designed us to be in relationships.  We ask for the wisdom and insight and courage to love as You love, and to approach every relationship with You in mind.
We ask You to destroy the enemy’s attempts to destroy relationships.
Give us, L-rd, appreciation and respect for the ways You created us different, one from another.
Forgive our judgments against others and place in our hearts generosity of spirit toward others.
Give us the grace to forgive each other’s mistakes, as You forgive ours.
Heal the wounds of our past, L-rd, and set us free from division, dissension, deception & manipulation.
We pray for racial reconciliation, and we ask that true healing begin in the body of believers.  May the watching world see how, under the banner of Christ, true unity can be found.
We ask You to guide Americans into understanding, acceptance and love between the races.
Yes, Father, I agree and offer these prayers in the name of Yeshua Ha-Mashiach. Amain.

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