Saturday, September 22, 2012

Let's Pray for our Nation


Today is the first  official  day of autumn and  it feels like a new beginning to me!!!!..  I have purposely been absent from blogging   because I   was preparing my  mind, body, and  spirit   for    powerful prayer event   we  worked on  this last week..   What an awesome event it was... 
Our prayer group  had been feeling, for a while, that    God   was on the move in our lives  but we weren't quite sure of  what  he was  getting us to do....    but, we were feeling antsy and ready to  move with HIm...   We, then, were  reading all the emails   regarding prayer events for the election and the concerns  for  the election and felt an urgency to   to   break through the bonds of denominationalism   that   separate us and bring together  Christians in our valley   to exalt the one who    binds us together  in peace and love and harmony so we   planned a  prayer event , held it in  our local library  auditorium  and   sent out flyers to   many churches...   the only problem,   in  one sense, was  that our date  coincided with  another pro-life fundraising dinner in our community ....   but even  at that  we had  over 85 very dedicated  Christians  come   for an evening of sweet worship and prayer for our  nation..   We were taking  II Chronicles seriously.. we spent most of the time praying   repentance  our people , our churches  not  just  pouring  requests    for  God's help   from our perspective wants and wishes,,, but     cried out  for mercy  and   God's favor  in His Will   for our nation....
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This prayer that  circulated  around  the internet   resonated with us... credited to  Billy Graham  but  snopes   declares  it was  written   by a congressman  a few years ago,   but no matter... it   speaks to the ills of our  nation!
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our
spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have
killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted
our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!'

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 The people cant wait for our next event on November 2....We  feel that   God  was pleased for the  Holy Spirit moved  through the room  and He filled in   the areas   that  we were remiss in  planning....We felt that  exactly the right people  were there, the exact  correct number and  we  also feel that  our next venue  must necessarily hold a larger   influx of  folks  because  people are hungry for this  ...  it was a taste of heaven on earth!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I was praying for the event and that you all would pray as the Spirit led! I am glad to see people from so many different church affiliations coming together. Love you and hope you've been able to rest a bit this weekend!

    love,
    amanda

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