Sunday, October 05, 2008

Day 6 - Prayer for America

11. Prayer for the leaders, churches and Christians of Florida and Georgia.

12. Play that the Church will deepen its commitment to prayer and never cease to call upon God. (Psalms 5:3; 55:17; Isaiah 62:6).


Oh Father in Heaven,

See the people in Florida and Georgia...deep in the south, in the heart of the bible belt. Be with them, God, as they begin to prepare for the upcoming elections. May they be steady in their faith as they choose the future leadership for their states and for this country. May they be prepared to stand up in Your name, to call upon You and Your Holy Spirit and Your Son...so that they can further Your cause and Your righteousness. Prepare the hearts of the states' leaders...make them see what is good and right and what is best for the people of Georgia and Florida. May the churches and leaders of the churches in these 2 states put in an altar call, asking all the people in the churches to stand and be heard in Your glorious name.

My God...I pray that all of those churches in this country see who You are...I pray that they daily remind themselves that the church is not about them and not a place to hang out and drink coffee on Sundays. Make the church the body that reaches out. Let them see what it is to be a church on purpose...to the ends of the earth. Our biggest mission in life, for You, oh God, is to TELL...to tell about Your works and Your glory...to share with those who don't know You what You can do for them. But we can not do that as a body without the arms, the legs, the heart for You. We can not reach out to others until we ourselves know what You can do for us. Let those who know show those who don't. Let those who can, reach out of the building and to the unchurched, the unloved, the unwilling....let ME be a shining light and example of being the church.

I humble myself before You in adoration. Amen.

3 comments:

Christy said...

I forgot for a couple days, I got all the prayers up tonight though, just finished.


Curious, are you the one writing the prayers or are they from your church as well?

They're beautiful...no matter.

Barb said...

The Prayers for America are inspired and much needed. Thank you for spreading The Word. I'll be back often and send others, too.

Christy said...

Hello dear, waiting for day 7 and 8 :)