July 21st ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

 

Proverbs 21:1

“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.”

 

 

Father God,

You have chosen our leaders and given them power and authority to watch over us. They can use their authority for good or for evil. We ask You to guide our leaders and give them a godly vision of Your plans for this nation. Grant them wisdom to make plans for our country that will bless the populous, and maintain our freedoms to worship You openly. Soften their hearts so their desire is to truly help and encourage all our people. Help us use Your blessings to bless and encourage others as well.

Amen.

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

July 20th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

Psalm 67:3-4

“Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.

Lord,

We lift up our praises and thanks to You for all You have given us and done for us. You have greatly blessed this nation and the people in it. Our prosperity is the envy of many. Guide us to be the country You envisioned. Quiet our spirits and help us sing Your praises and be satisfied with what You have given us. Help us to not be greedy, but to reach out and help others from Your bounty.

Amen.

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

 

July 9th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

Job 12:23

He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away.”

 

Great and Mighty God,

We know your blessing has been upon this nation. You have given our citizens the ability to be creative in solving our problems. Our labor is talented and you have provided for us with the choicest of food, beautiful and functional shelter, the finest clothing, and the greatest advances in medicine. We are blessed with a very comfortable life style. Our prosperity could have only come from you. Help us to remember that these blessings are from You alone. We are grateful and thank You for these many blessings and ask you to protect them, and protect us from those who would do us harm.

Amen.

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

July 4th ~ Prayer Challenge for America


pray for America

1 Peter 2:16

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.”

Most Precious Heavenly Father,

You have blessed us with great freedoms as citizens of this nation, and in You. Although we are free to choose, help us to remember to think through our actions to their final outcome. Help us also remember that over-indulgence brings consequences. Instead, help us to use the freedoms You have blessed us with to serve you well and act honorably to all people and in every situation. Help us to use our freedom to bring you glory. As we celebrate our freedoms today, make us ever mindful that they are a great gift from you.

Amen.

 

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Scripture: English Standard Version

The Gift of Another Day


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Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.

Once every four years the calendar gives us an extra day. There’s a scientific reason – the earth rotates around the sun every 365 ¼ days. Those who created our calendar added an extra day every fourth year to make up for this. There’s actually more to it than my brief explanation, but you get the idea – we have the gift of another day this year.

How will we use the extra day?

We take so much of life for granted, especially those of us blessed with families, jobs, and good health. We race to get our commitments completed, then complain that we have too much to do – work, errands, children’s activities and the like. We don’t stop often enough to enjoy or appreciate life’s many blessings. I am guilty of rushing through life like there is always tomorrow.

But life is brief. We don’t know how much time we have. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

Our extra day falls on a Monday this year, so how about celebrating our “leap day” this weekend? Leave your watch in a drawer and unplug for the day. Think about how you can enjoy – really appreciate – the many blessings our God has given to us. Connect with your friends and family and hold them tight. Savor each moment with them. Go on an outing. Gaze at a landscape, or a sunset. Take a nature walk. Stop to really look at flowers, or a lake, or the clouds. Become aware of the gifts we so often overlook. Live.

Psalm 118:24

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Blessings on your “leap day.”

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Thankfulness – Day 13


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Wonderful Lord,

Today I thank You for all the medical personnel who treat the sick and injured. I also thank you for diagnostic tools, medications, and therapy to assist doctors and nurses bring healing to our bodies and minds. Thank you God, for these servants and thank You for the miracle of healing.

Psalm 103:2-4

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,

 Health and Healing

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 41:3

The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. (3 John 1:12)

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Thankfulness – Day 7


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Precious Lord,

Today I thank you for fun, recreation, and celebration. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy Your creation and many, many blessings. Thank you for giving us permission to celebrate (Leviticus 23).

 Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God,

1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Luke 15:23-24

And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.

 

Enjoy the blessings of the Lord!

 

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