Monday, October 20, 2008

30 Days of Praying for America

Ok so I'm getting caught back up. There will be many days more or less lumped up and I'll write one prayer to cover all the days.

Day 7

13. Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Hawaii and Idaho

14. Pray for the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Guardsmen (I'm also adding Reservists and Coasties here - they are not on the original prayer list), thanking God for their service and asking Him to bless them with strength.

Day 8

15. Pray for the leaders, churches, and Christians of Illinois and Indiana.

16. Pray for candidates for public office, that they would be moved by God to see what is honorable, just and moral.

Day 9

17. Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Iowa and Kansas.

18. Pray for a spiritual awakening across the nations, that the Gospel would be communicated across the full spectrum of American society and that Americans of all ages, races and backgrounds would be drawn to Christ and receive His life and salvation.

Day 10

19. Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Kentucky and Louisiana.

20. Pray for the children and youth of America, that God will grant them protection of body, soul, mind and spirit and fill them with godly desires and true hope.

Day 11

21. Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Maine and Maryland.

22. Pay for the President and Vice President, that their hearts would be guided by God, that their decisions would be wise, and that their leadership would be principled.

Day 12

23. Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Massachusetts and Michigan.

24. Pray for God's kingdom to come and His will to be done in your life and your family (Matt6:10)

Day 13

25. Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Minnesota and Mississippi.

26. Pray for all of our Representatives and Senators who serve in the U.S. Congress, that they will govern with God-honoring discernment and preserve the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

Day 14

27. Pray for the leaders, churches and Christians of Missouri and Montana.

28. Pray for the safety of those who live in your community; specifically safety from conflict and crimes (Ps. 122:7).

Lord tonight as I read through these prayer requests, my heart is aching that your people will come to you, they will seek you. Whether they are in a position of governing, power, voters, or children. Lord I pray that they will that the only way is to accept you as their Savior and that through that, you will bless them, even if they don't see it immediately and even if/when it hurts and makes no to little sense.
Lord you have blessed our nation time and time again and we've taken advantage and for granted those blessings. We've become lazy and selfish in your blessings. Lord my prayer is that we become good stewards in the gifts you give us, no matter how big or small or signicant they seem to us at the time. That we will praise you through it all. Through the good and beauty or the hard and ugly times. Lord let the leaders of our country seek you when making decisions for our country. Let them come to you on bended knee and humble themselves before you. You and only you are to be worshipped and I pray that they all see that and come to you.


Brian and Jen said...

Hey Christy, good to catch up on your life in Germany. I will be praying for you through this deployment. Say hi to everyone that still knows us. We miss Bamberg!!