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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer. In Proverbs 1, God talks about wisdom and the results of not following wisdom. In verse 32 it states "For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them." I believe God is calling us as believers to not be complacent and think whatever will happen will happen. Our President has said that we are not a Christian nation and the actions of our leaders and our nation reflect a turning away from God. Let us not be complacent today but let us do what 2 Chronicles 7:14 says "if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." Let us humble ourselves today and repent for our country.

Please pray with us for America as a nation. If you are not from America, pray for your nation!
These are two scriptures that I have found over this past week that I will be using in my prayer for my nation.
Jeremiah 3:22 Return, O faithless sons; I will heal your faithlessness. Behold, we come to you, for you are the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 5:11 Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man,one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her.

I will pray for Godly decisions to be made, repentant hearts, forgiveness for ungodly choices...etc. If you don't see the need for this day of prayer, then perhaps, you might need to check out the news. Any area... We really need to repent in the area of tolerance--of homosexuality or different religious beliefs. Do you really believe what the Bible says---because if you do, then we do not believe there are many ways to God. If the Lord speaks quietness to your heart that is one thing, but if you are not sharing your belief in Jesus Christ because your fear to offend or you do not know what to say if someone attacks your faith, then you need to pray for boldness with kindness. Another area that needs prayer is abortion. Such a sad allowance of our country...I've always been told, if you don't stand for will fall for anything. If we do not stand for Christ, we will fall.

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