Edie at Rich Gifts posted the following prayer and ask that we post about whether we are a Christian Nation. As some of you know the Lord has placed 11 Chronicles 7:14 on my heart some time ago...I am thankful for Lou Engle and others who are fasting and praying for our nation. I will prayfully consider what to post concerning Edie's request...in the meantime please go to Edie's site and see what she and others have written concerning God and our Nation, read the prayer and pray...
Edie Rich Gifts
Dear Lord forgive me for my own complacency in praying for those that you have placed in positions of authority over this nation. It is by the Power of the Name of Jesus Christ that we have become a great nation. Lord we have become a terribly sinful nation. Please pierce our hearts Lord. Call on your people thoughout this nation to bow before you in prayer. Save us from ourselves Lord. Open wide our eyes to see all that is happening in this country from your perspective. Cleanse our hearts. Holy Spirit stir the hearts of your people. Create an intense love for our Savior and desire within us to follow hard after you and to obey all that you command. I lift up all those you have placed in authority over this nation, that they would have hearts to seek your counsel and to obey you. I pray that you would choose leaders thoughout this country who will call on the Name of Jesus Christ. I pray that you would infuse courage into all of your people that we would no longer be silent but speak up for the Name of Christ. Lord give us one mind as we vote this election, the mind of Christ. I ask these things for your Glory and your Name's Sake. In Christ ~ Amen
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS...THIS WILL BE A WORK IN PROGRESS...
II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
I believe that this is the cry of God's heart in this present day...I know that several have heard this call and have responded. But I do not see at least in my own community nor have I heard of any throughout America the body of Christ turning toward God, seeking His face,praying and repenting from our wicked ways. Yes I am grateful for Lou Engle and others who have been responding to this call for many years. Do we as Christians not take the times we are in seriously? Do we not take God seriously? Has our own walk become so compromised that we look more toward the world and it's leaders to resolve our issues. Our we serving Mammon and not God? Do we believe that abortion is a personal choice? Why have we accepted that God has no place in our schools? That creation should not be taught in schools? That it's okay to pray as long as it is not in Jesus' name? In the name of tolerance have we forsaken our God? Look at the issues we are facing and how more than a few people are fearful of the direction our nation is taking...then look at the churches and tell me how serious are they taking God?
October 20, 2008
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Heavenly Father , forgive us for all we have placed our affections on that are not of you, for all that we have loved more than you. Holy Spirit search our hearts and minds, lead us to love the Lord God with all our hearts and minds. I pray that the hearts and affections of the American people will be place on The Lord Our God. For He alone is worthy of all our love, praise and honor. I pray for all this in the Name of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior