Thursday, May 3, 2018

National Day of Prayer

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Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  Ephesians 4:3
Today is National Day of Prayer.  This day was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.  In 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday of May as a National Day of Prayer.  Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.  The theme for this year is Pray for America - Unity.  In Weatherford, there will be a National Day of Prayer Rally at Heritage Park Amphitheater tonight at 6:30.  
Prayer brings people together and brings hope.  America needs some hope right now.  Things seem to be upside down and backwards.  God is absolutely the only thing that can turn this country around because it has to start in people’s hearts.  We are His people and He will use us to fulfill His purposes.  Let’s join together and pray while we can.  We take this beautiful freedom for granted. We may not always have the freedom to gather in mass and pray.  
PRAY4UNITY IN AMERICAThe present spiritual crisis in America is calling us to pray for and take all necessary actions to come together as a nation.  God is the only One who can bring unity, harmony, and oneness in America; therefore, we look only to Him in prayer.  Call upon God to empower us to make every effort to live in unity, call for unity, and forward unity in America continually.
PRAY4UNITY IN THE CHURCH OF AMERICAGod is calling His church in America to unify upon the authority of the Bible and the centrality of Jesus Christ, the only Savior of the world. Ask God for thousands of local churches to unify as one body of Christ, agreeing together that God is our greatest need in America. Call upon God for Jesus’ Church in America walks in unity, harmony, and oneness, so His Church personifies, calls, and leads America to unity.
God’s power upon us is the only source to unite our families, workplaces, communities, and cities in America.  Call families, workplaces, communities, and cities to look to our only King, Jesus Christ, who is not only the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, but also the Prince of Peace who can unify us. Pray for America’s families, workplaces, communities, and cities. It is the spiritual energy that leads to forgiveness, reconciliation, healing, and unity.
PRAY4UNITY AMONG ALL ETHNICITIES AND PEOPLE IN AMERICA.Since each of us is made in the image of God, we each bear His image regardless of the color of our skin or the uniqueness of our ethnicity.  Through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, He has torn down the wall of division among all ethnicities and people.  In God alone, we unify and live in peace with one another; standing as one people against all racial and ethnic division, denouncing it as sin and not God’s will for us.
PRAY4UNITY THAT WE AGREE CLEARLY, UNITE VISIBLY, AND PRAY EXTRAORDINARILY FOR THE NEXT GREAT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN AMERICA.Preceding the epic movement of God on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, Jesus’ people were continually united in prayer together.  Convict the church in America to wake up spiritually, agree clearly, unite visibly, and pray extraordinarily for the next Great Spiritual Awakening in America to occur in our generation.  Call upon God to bring spiritual awakening now in America shaping the future of America, just as the Great Spiritual Awakenings in our history have shaped our spiritual heritage as a nation.
Scripture to Claim:And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6  

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