Wednesday, May 4, 2017, My Prayer for Today

Time Does Pass Quickly


image of person kneeling at the cross
Image of person kneeling at the cross

Yesterday was my Mother-in-Law’s 90th birthday.  She is doing very well for being 90.  She walks better than I do and her mind is still active and pretty sharp.

Mel and I took her out for dinner last night to celebrate her special day. We took her to Cracker Barrel because there are lots of veggies for her to choose from as well as soups.

Esther is a lady that truly loves the Lord and I know where she will be heading when her life is over here.  She has had a long life, but not all of us are granted 90 years here on earth.  My own parents only lived until they were 67 and then passed.  I won’t see them again until I see them in heaven.

The Bible says in Matthew 7:

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”

I took a Bible study once that referred to this verse and stated that it meant most people would not enter heaven; they would be choosing the wide gate that many enter.

That statement hit me like a ton of bricks.  Just thinking that most of the people around me would be going to a place of darkness, away from the Lord and all that is good, is so sad.  

Image of narrow country road
Image of narrow country road

We need to pray fervently for our family, co-workers, friends, and neighbors.  Our nation is so in need of prayer for repentance and mercy.

My Prayer Today

Lord, I come to you today with sadness in my heart and fear for those around me who are lost and dying and missing out on being with You in eternity.  I pray Lord for the souls of my family and friends who are not Your children and who do not follow after Your Son, Jesus.  I pray You will send your Holy Spirit to convict them of their need for You.  I pray they will turn from the ways and temptations of this world and ask for forgiveness and seek after You with all their hearts.

Lord, I pray for a great revival across our nation.  We are so in need of You and Your Holy Spirit working in our lives and in our society.  Please Lord, forgive us our iniquities and our love of the things of this world and please work in the hearts of the peoples of this land, convicting them of their need for You and Your wonderful gift of salvation through Jesus, our Savior.

Image of woman lifting her arms to heave
Image of woman lifting her arms to heaven

Lord I especially lift up the leaders of our nation today as they perform the duties of their jobs in making decisions for our health, economy, and protection of this nation.  I pray for those that call on Your name and claim You as Lord of their lives – that they will seek your will in making the decisions for our nation.

I pray for the decisions on health care for our peoples, that You will be in that decision and guide our leaders with Your wisdom.

I pray for the issues with North Korea also, that You will give President Trump and our military leaders the right decisions to make in dealing with that country and its leader.

I pray for the economic problems and the enormous debt our nation is undergoing; please help our leaders make the right choices about regulations, budgets,  taxes and trade agreements that will help with these issues.

I pray for our President, Mr. Trump and our Vice-President, Mr. Pence and for the entire cabinet and workers in this administration.  I pray You will reach out and call them unto Yourself, convicting them of their need for You to be Lord of their lives and guide of every action and decision they make as leaders in our land. I ask for Your protection over their health and that of their families.  I pray You will protect each of them from the evil attacks of the Adversary.  I pray also that You will keep Your mighty hand of protection over our land and our resources.

May many of the peoples of our land repent of their sins against You and turn to You, accepting Your free gift of mercy and life eternal.  May a love of Your word and a desire to read, study and follow Your precepts fill their hearts and their minds.  I pray all this in the name of 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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What to Pray For Today?


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

An image of a nuclear blast
An image of a nuclear blast

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.

As I think on this, I am so thankful for a loving God that protected me and many, many others from an awful fate.  Our God is so good and so loving and so powerful, He is worthy of my praise and my worship.  As I continue to think on this, giving Him my praise, I also wonder what would God do now if another incident happened.  Our society has changed so much since the 1080’s and our new distain and ignorance toward the things of God is so prevalent in our society today.  I wonder if God will truly lift His hand of protection from our nation and allow such devastating incidents to actually happen.  In the documentary, it was stated that many, many close calls happen each year involving nuclear weapons.  We are so fortunate that up till now, God has not allowed a true disaster to occur in our country.  However, as more and more of our citizens refuse to acknowledge a living, loving, creator God; I wonder if that will change as God lifts His hand of protection from our nation.  A nation who in the past few years, has proven an enemy to God’s people of Israel and a support of nations who hate both Israel and the United States.

My Prayer

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