Sunday, February 5, 2017, Prayer for our Nation

My Prayer on Super Bowl Sunday


an image of a person praising God, arms outstretched.
An image of a person praising God, arms outstretched.

As American all across this country, prepare to sit back, relax, eat and enjoy the traditional Super Bowl football game, our nation continues to be attacked from within.  Many of our own misguided citizens, those who live in darkness and ignorance of a Holy and loving God, continue to promote their ungodly and evil ideas.  Many of our wealthiest citizens, those who have acquired their great wealth by living in this land of freedom and opportunity, fund evil organizations and violent ones whose objectives are to destroy the American way of life and the rights of conservatives and Christians who live in this land.  Many persons who have taken advantage of our open borders and weak former President are even now plotting to destroy our infrastructure and our peoples.  They will not be satisfied until every non-Muslim is killed in the most horrible manner and all references to the Living God of the Bible, are removed from our land, our laws, our history and our media.

So people, just continue to sit back in your comfy recliners and watch the game on your big screens, eating junk food and have a great time with your friends and family.

As for me, tonight I will be on my knees praying for my family, my state, my President, his administration, my church, my nations, my freedoms and my great Christian family here in the U.S.  My heart is heavy as I read about so many of my fellow citizens who live in darkness, being manipulated and controlled by the evil “lord of this world”, Satan and his demons.  These, my neighbors and fellow citizens, live without the hope of an eternal soul and an eternal life, not to even mention the hope of spending an eternity with a loving and holy God.

I praise my God, who is worthy to be praised.  He is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end.  He is my future, my hope, my protector, my provider, my mighty King and my Savior. His names will be know throughout the world and worshipped and praised.  His Word tells us about each of these mighty names. (Ready about each of them here)

1) Elohim – The Creator – plural of (El) God.  I praise Elohim who is my creator and the creator of my world and all in it and the creator of the entire universe and all that is in it.

2) El Elyon – The Most High.  My El Elyon is God most high, there is no other above Him.  One day every knee will bow and every tongue will proclaim that Jesus is Lord.

3) Adonai – The Lord, Master .  Adonai is my savior, my Lord, my master, who I serve with all my heart and all my being.  Praise His name forever.

4) El Shaddai – The Lord Almighty (The All Sufficient One).  Ed Shaddai is my creator, my provider, my healer, my love, my savior, my all in all for He alone knows my heart and my prayers and my burdens, he know even the number of the hairs on my head.  Glory be to Him.

5) Jehovah (Yahweh) – The Self Existent One.  Oh God Jehovah, You have made yourself known to us saying: “I AM WHO I AM”. You are the eternal “I AM”, the Alpha and Omega, the same yesterday, today and forever. All of life is contained in You.

6) Jehovah Jireh – The LORD Will Provide.  Lord, for all my life, you have provided for each of my needs and that of my family and loved ones.  I give you the glory, the honor and praise You alone deserve.  Not only do you provide all I need, You pour down Your blessings even overflowing to me and my loved ones even when we do not deserve the evidence of Your great love.

7) Jehovah Shalom – The LORD is Peace.  Father God, Jehovah Shalom, only You can put peace in my heart in this chaotic, wicked, word, filled with evil doers, sinners, haters and all those who follow Satan.  Because of You and Your Word, I heart is comforted and my fears relieved.  I  remember the song of David from Your precious Word and Your peace surrounds me.

The LORD is my shepherd,
            I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
            He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
            He guides me in the paths of righteousness
            For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
            I fear no evil, for You are with me;
            Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
            You have anointed my head with oil;
            My cup overflows.
 Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
            And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

8) Jehovah Rapha – The LORD that Heals.  Lord I so need Your mighty healing hand in my life.  My Jehovah Rapha, my God who loves me and cares for me more than any other being.  My soul reaches out to You and You alone each day, pleading for Your forgiveness of my many sins – both of the flesh and of the mind.  My body, which You created to be so marvelous – a living wonder, requires the touch of You, the Great Physician daily so that I continue in this land of the living, with the ability to serve You and Your kingdom.

Lord, as I reflect upon Who and All that You are, I stand amazed that You care about us, mere weak and sinful specks in your great creation.  Yet Your Word assures us over and over again, that each of us is important to You and You want us to bring our lowliest cares and lay them at Your feet.

Image of girl praying
Image of girl praying

So today I do this, I lift my nation, The United States of America, to You, my God.  Please do not remove Your hand of mercy from this land.  Please send Your Holy Spirit like a mighty rushing wind across our land, touching the hearts and souls of those living in darkness and convicting them and even those like myself, who proclaim You as Lord, of our many sins.  Bring each of us to the repentance necessary to heal any rift between You and us.  I pray our hearts and souls will learn to cry out to You, asking for Your forgiveness and for You to heal our nation.  I pray You will be with and bless each of our Leaders who follow You as their Lord, blessing them with divine wisdom and knowledge to make true and right decisions and to properly be Christian leaders in our land.  I pray for the safety of our leaders, of our brave soldiers (both men and women), our intelligence workers, our emergency workers, our doctors, our teachers and our pastors who follow after You.  May You bestow upon each one, gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude,  knowledge, piety and the fear of You, our Lord.

I also pray Lord that You will be the protector of this nation and your creations – men, women and children.  I pray Your vengeance will destroy any and all evil plots of Satan, the Lord of this fallen World.  I pray no weapon raised against us will prevail against your great love for us and your mighty angels who do your bidding in the unseen realms around us.  Show me and others of my nation who call upon You how to daily don the Full Armor of God, against our enemies.

I pray this prayer today in the name of Your son, and my Savior, Jesus.  Amen.

Comments

I request that you join me in praying the prayer above and ask that you share your own prayers in the comments.  Your comments and your own prayers are welcome. – Shirley

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