“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” - Psalm 33:12
Did you know: The National Day of Prayer was founded 61 years ago to remind us that our true solid foundation is from God and His Word. Every President since the early 1950’s has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation. And records indicate there have been 965 state and federal calls for national prayer since 1775 and counting.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, is quoted as saying, “It is fit and becoming in all people, at all times, to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in humble submission to its chastisement; to confess and deplore their sins and transgressions in the full conviction that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and to pray, with all fervency and contrition, for the pardon of past offenses, and a blessing upon their present and prospective action.”
Some people may argue the fact, but prayer is an important element of our country’s well-being. The power of prayer should never be under-estimated. James 5:16-18 tells us,
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”
God listens to prayers, answers prayers, and moves in response to prayers. Here are just a few of the prayers we can pray for our country:
• Pray for President Obama and his Cabinet as they deal with domestic issues like the economy and immigration
• Pray about the manner in which government uses taxpayer dollars
• Pray for the judges and justices in our nations’ courts as they rule on constitutional issues
• Pray for those in Congress who are looking for means of both increasing revenue and reducing expenses
• Pray for our military – those in the U.S. and in foreign countries, and their families
Father, thank You for the United States and its government. I pray for the president, the national and local government, the judges, the policemen, the business leaders and all those who are in leadership positions in this country. Please protect them from the evil that is in the world and keep them safe and free from all harm.
You have promised to bless any nation that follows after You. Help us to live quiet and peaceful lives so that we can continue to spread the Good News of the Gospel throughout our land. In Jesus’ name. Amen. (from Presidential Prayer Team)
Mark your calendars and make plans now. Let’s join our hearts and hands together in prayer ... One Nation Under God. Peace & Love, Donna Weaver