Thursday, May 4, 2017

For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us... Forgive Us...Heal Us!

O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.”  Daniel 9:19

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  Every year I think to myself that our Country could not need prayer any more than it does now, but then the next year rolls around and the state of affairs in the world seem worse than the previous year.  It feels like things are getting worse and America is moving further away from God every day. 
Today Christians everywhere need to take a moment out of the day and pray for America and the leaders of our nation.  Here are some specific guidelines from the National Day of Prayer Task Force website:
·      Government: Pray for our local, state, and national leaders.  Ask God to grant them wisdom, discernment, and hearts that are open to His leading. 
·      Church:  Pray for the churches and church leaders throughout our nation and in your community.  Ask God to preserve and protect them, as He inspires and empowers them to equip His Saint’s for ministry. 
·      Military:  Pray for our Military and its leaders.  Pray for God to grant courage, protection, and strength for them and their families. 
·      Family:  Pray for families in our nation, your state, and throughout your community.  Pray for the Lord to protect and strengthen marriages, encourage parents and bring healing to relationships. 
·      Education:  Pray for God’s presence in our schools, colleges, and universities.  Ask Him to select teachers and administrators who honor His statutes, protect our children, and inspire them to discover their God given calling. 
·      Business:  Pray for divine intervention in our national, state, and local economics.  Ask God to raise up godly business leaders and create ministry to provide honest employment and generous provision for individuals and families in each community. 

About the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by    the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

Bring your friends and family and come join in this special prayer time for our country:
Weatherford, Texas National Day of Prayer Ceremony
Thursday, May 4, 2016; 6:30 pm
Heritage Park Amphitheater

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