Friday, October 10, 2008

If My People - Day 15

I have embarked on a 40-day prayer quest for our nation. It was offered by The Christian Working Woman, and uses a book by Jack Countryman. Short scriptures each day, followed by a prayer. They have also sited prayers from great leaders of the past.

Today's Scripture:
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ. Philippians 1:9-10.

Abraham Lincoln
2nd Inaugural Address
March 4, 1865

Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet if God wills that it continues . . .until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid another drawn with the sword . . .so still it must be said that the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and for his orphans, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

I dont' think for even one second that my God is not larger than this economy, than this war we are in, than this election we are faced with. No matter what the outcome of any of the above - God is already there. He will use each and every one for His ultimate glory. May we be diligent in praying for all involved.

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

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