Its been several days since I’ve posted my prayer for our nation so I’ll be catching up on some things I need to pray for. Of course I’ll be praying for our nations new administration and the new President and his team, the safety of our nation and its citizens, the prosperity of our nation and its citizens, the faith of our Christian believers across the nation and the salvation of the non-believers who live in darkness without hope of an eternity with God.
First, A Praise
Last night, my husband and I were watching a documentary on the 1980 incident at the Titan 2 silo site in Damascus, Arkansas. I would have been in my late 20’s and he in his early 30’s. I really can’t remember anything of the incident. At that age, I was so focused on my activities and my coaching and sports, I paid no attention to news and watched very little TV. After watching the documentary, I now realize how close Arkansas came to being eradicated completely by a nuclear explosion. That would have been the end of us, all due to a simple tool dropping accident. Continue reading “Wednesday, January 11, 2017”
As 2016 is fast coming to its end, I’m concerned about our nation and that the outgoing administration is rushing to seemingly obstruct the incoming administration in several important issues. For one, the thought that the US refused to back our long time ally, Israel, in the United Nations resolution concerning the settlements is very disturbing. The US has supported Israel since before the cold war and has had a mutually beneficial relationship. However the current administration has made no secret of its contempt of the US/Israeli supportive relationship. As for US Christians, it is important that our country support Israel because of the covenant relationship God has with the Israeli people. God’s promises to Abraham are not yet totally fulfilled. Israel is still special to God and should therefore also be special to us as believers. Continue reading “Thursday, December 29, 2016”
It’s now Christmas Eve and my mind turns toward the ‘Reason for the Season”. Tonight and tomorrow, as believers, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
Just thinking about how the birth of an infant – a holy, divine infant and also a man child – born over 2,000 years ago has changed our world and yours and my life as individuals, is totally amazing. Only our wonderful heavenly Father could make such a plan to reconcile himself to a sinful and dying world. Even His mighty angelic creations understood and praised the birth of Jesus, as He lowered Himself from the Father’s throne and took on the form of a man and entered this world to live and to die for us. Continue reading “Saturday, December 24, 2016 – My Christmas Eve Prayer”
It’s been a few days since I’ve posted a prayer. Life has gotten pretty busy as it does for all of us during the holiday season. This year I’m really trying to focus on the “reason for the season”. So I’m saying “Merry Christmas” to all of you who read this. Christ is truly what this season is about, not parties, presents, feasting or Santa. December 25th is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Christ who died a horrible death to save us from receiving the just reward for our sins against a holy God. Continue reading “Sunday, December 18, 2016”
I’ve been reading news and thinking about the new administration for our country that is being put together by Donald Trump’s team. There are several people he has selected that I’m pretty happy with, Ben Carson for one. But there are others I really do not know much about and I’m concerned about the Secretary of State cabinet position that has yet to be filled. I know that I should be praying about this pick and others that have already been selected and some not selected yet.
I’ve also been feeling sorry for Hillary Clinton after reading how broken she is appearing to her staffers, so I want to pray for her again.
Today was a depressing day for me. I tend to get like that in winter anyway, but today I realized this was my last Christmas for at least two years with my daughter and son-in-law and grandbabies. They go on the mission field to Papua New Guinea in early 2017. I’ve been supportive because I know this is their dream to serve their Lord on mission. But I feel old and sad today.
Then I had to go read the news online and realize there is so much evil and pain in this world for God’s children to endure. Our country is truly fallen away from the Lord and His precepts. No wonder so many people are unhappy, sick and depressed to the point of suicide. Unless we have the “hope of heaven”, then life can be extremely depressing and sad.
This has been the Thanksgiving weekend and while I’ve thought a lot about what I have to be thankful for, I’m now ready to type out my prayers. My daughter and her family has been visiting and of course I’m feeling very thankful for she and her husband and my little grandsons. They have certainly made mine and Mel’s lives busier and more exciting the past few days. Its also been a bittersweet time together as it will be three years before we get to spend another Thanksgiving with them. They will be on the mission field starting early next year and gone for at least two years doing Bible Translation work among those who have no Bible in their heart language.
A few weeks ago, my son-in-law jokingly posted that he would be leaving the country no matter who was elected President of the US. Of course he was telling the truth, as they will all be living thousands of miles away from us while on the mission field. But even while living outside the U.S. he will be praying for our nation and its leaders. This will always be the country where he grew up and his family and many friends live in. Continue reading “Sunday, November 27, 2016”
Today Lord, I come to you, asking for forgiveness and Your help for myself first. I was gently admonished today by a non-believing friend and reminded that words are divisive. Of course its not something I was unaware of and I definitely agree that words can both help and hurt. It seems like in our world of today, not only is there a battle of spirit, mind and body, but certainly that of words too. I think a wide-spread disease that runs through our society of today is “diarrhea of the mouth”.
Fellow Christians, today my heart is breaking for specific prayers. Last night I was allowed to see a video that was so evil and so repulsive that I found it hard to believe a person could want to do such an evil deed. However, is does happen, a lot and even in our own beloved nation.
I was thinking last night that God does give us a promise for our nation in 2 Chronicles.
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”