Thursday, November 17, 2017

A Prayer for Today

Today I feel the push to pray for our law enforcement throughout our land.  First for those in blue, our policemen and women who place themselves frequently in harms way while enforcing the law.

Lord, I pray for these men and women who know You as Lord.  I pray they will feel the need to walk closer with You and also crave the reading of Your Word.  I pray for their safety from harm as they go about their daily tasks.  I pray that You will give them wisdom in how to react to the many different situations they find themselves in while performing their duties.  I pray you will give them many of the gifts of the spirit.

Isaiah 11:2-3 speaks of seven different spirits or gifts: “And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. He will delight in obeying the Lord.  I pray all this that they each will become like  Your Son, gentle and understanding and that they have the wisdom and knowledge to perform their duties in such a way as to honor You.

Lord, I also pray for the families of these men and women, that they will feel Your presence and rely on You to provide all that they need and to protect the various family members.

Lord, now I pray for those men and women in blue who do not know You as their living God, and are lost in this dark and evil world.  I pray for your Holy Spirit to be moving in their hearts to draw them unto You and place a yearning for Your Word in their hearts so they can know more about You and Your great love and the good news You have for them through the sacrifice of Jesus your son.

Lord, I also want to lift up to You those who serve in the fire departments and rescue teams and ambulance and medical teams throughout our nation.  I pray You blessings and Your hand of protection on they and their families also.  I pray that those too who do not know You as Lord, that You may be made known to them and that they will repent of their sins and turn to You to accept Your salvation.

And lastly Lord, I pray for those men and women across this land who serve in our intelligence agencies and who often come face to face with evil and corruption in different places.  I pray Your protection on them as they perform their duties, sometimes in places that are terrible and pose great danger to them.  I pray they would feel Your presence with them and that You will grant them a measure of Your wisdom and discernment to root out and stop the evil and corruption that hides in the dark places of our country.

Lord, protect our nation from attacks from our enemies both without and within and I pray You will forgive our sins and You will bless us and keep Your hand over this nation.  I pray this all in the name of my Savior and Your son, Jesus.  Amen.

 

 

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