Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pray for America - Day 4


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
Today, on the anniversary of the birth of our nation, I pray you will take the time to pray and to remind others that it's not about the picnic, or the party, or the fireworks.  It's about our beloved country.  And we are responsible to protect and defend this beautiful gift given to us by G-d, and founded by men who honored and revered the Holy Scriptures.  We must repent  individually and as a nation, and turn from our wicked ways in order to save this land.  G-d had mercy on Ninevah and I pray He will have mercy on us.
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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
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up through the general election on November 6, 2012.
 Leaders
Suggested Scriptural references ...
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all those who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, G-dly and dignified in every way.  1Timothy 2:1 
The king’s heart is like a stream of water in the hand of the L-rd; He turns it wherever He will.  Proverbs 21:1
Nothing in all creation is hidden from G-d.  Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable.  Hebrews 4:13
We can make our own plans, but the L-rd gives the right answer.  People may be pure in their own eyes, but the L-rd examines their motives.  Proverbs 16:1-2

Suggested prayers ...
Please give our leaders ears to hear Your wisdom and guidance ~ and the discernment, courage and strength to carry out Your direction.  We ask, Father, for You to move their hearts to honor You as their highest Authority.  
We pray for wisdom and strength for the President, his cabinet, his administration and his family. 
We ask that Your Holy wisdom penetrate the thoughts and decision making processes of those in positions of authority.  Help all those in authority to recognize they are accountable first to You.
We ask You to instill in our leaders an awareness of the G-dly heritage of this country and their responsibility before You to honor and preserve it.
We ask for leaders in all walks of life who sincerely hunger for truth and strive for sacred honor in all they think, say and do.
We ask You to guide and guard their motives, desires and plans.
We ask You to move in the hearts of many who know that service to You can be anywhere – even under a Capitol dome. 
We ask You to raise up G-dly leaders who desire principle over politics.
We ask for servant-leaders who desire to be statesmen over politicians.
We ask for You to prosper and give favor to those who are truly devoted to You, that they may grow in influence and effectiveness.
We ask for Your transforming power to work in the lives of those who would deceive, divide and destroy.
We ask for religious leaders who understand You and are devoted to Your Truth and proclaim it boldly.
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Father, I lift these prayers to you in the mighty name of Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.  Amain

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