Tuesday, October 9, 2012

40 Days to Save America – Day 12





For 40 Days (September 28 - November 6), I will be posting prayers for our country.  These prayers are from the prayer initiative 40 Days to Save America.  
                                        I pray you will join me in this prayer effort.  
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Day 12
Father, we thank You that as we genuinely repent, You extend Your mercy and pardon. Please lead us to an understanding of how far we have strayed as a nation. We humbly and sincerely ask for Your forgiveness and restoration.
We pray repentance for our entire nation including and most importantly from us, the church. We pray for Your forgiveness for a nation that has lost its way without You. We pray for Your merciful patience and protection over America as we seek to turn our country back to You.
Father, cleanse us from all sin. Fill us with knowledge and wisdom that we may be worthy of Your blessings and may be equipped to stay strong in our faith. Grant us patience as we labor to make Your ways known in our nation and Your world.
Forgive us for our attempts to control and fix this broken world in our own power. Forgive our nation, L-rd. Show us a perfect balance of living gracefully and championing truth. May our lives be evidence of Your goodness and righteousness.
Forgive us for failing to love as You love, for holding unforgiveness in my heart when You died to forgive me. Thank You for accepting our genuine repentance, and for Your mercy and pardon. In Yeshua' name, Amen.
Prayer for Leaders
"The king's heart is in the hand of the L-rd; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases."  Proverbs 21:1
L-rd G-d, we ask for your blessing on the lives of these leaders in our nation:
President Barack Obama
U.S. Representative Renee L. Ellmers
Vice President Joe Biden
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
U.S. Representative Eliot L. Engel
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo
Chief Justice John Roberts
U.S. Representative Eni F.H. Faleomavaega
Justice Samuel Alito
U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold
Justice Anthony Kennedy
U.S. Representative Sam Farr
Justice Elena Kagan
U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah
Justice Sonja Sotomayor
U.S. Representative Bob Filner
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
U.S. Representative Stephen Lee Fincher
Justice Stephen Breyer
U.S. Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Justice Antonin Scalia
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo
Justice Clarence Thomas
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint

U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin
We ask that You turn their hearts towards You, L-rd. We ask that You soften their hearts, L-rd, to recognize and receive truth. L-rd, we ask that you grant them the understanding and knowledge that come from the fear of You. We ask that you grant them wisdom and discernment, L-rd, and that you make them bold to do what is right in Your sight. L-rd, we ask that you direct their hearts to do Your will. In Yeshua' name, Amen.

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