A New Day

5 11 2008

WOW.  This really is a historic time.  To have a biracial president elect is a huge deal.  I’m sure there are still people out there that are racially motivated and do not want to see Obama as our next president just because he is half black.  I didn’t vote for him because I don’t agree with him on some major issues, but I do hope that he will lead us well and bring this country back together so we can get some of that good old American pride circulating in our blood again.

I got an email from Cindy Rice today talking about our God given duty to pray for the people in leadership.  I though I would share the prayer that she sent.  This prayer is from the “Prayers that Avail Much” book and is a prayer I will pray if I agree, disagree, like or dislike the leader.  I’m not afraid of the future because no matter what happens nothing can separate me from the love of God (Romans 8:31-39).

PRAY:

Father, in Jesus’ name, we give thanks for the United States and its government.  We hold up in prayer before You the men and women who are in positions of authority.  We pray and intercede for the president, the representatives, the senators, the judges of our land, the policemen and the policewomen, as well as the governors and mayors, and for all those who are in authority over us in any way.  We pray that the Spirit of the Lord rests upon them.

We believe that skillful and godly wisdom has entered into the heart of our president and knowledge is pleasant to him.  Discretion watches over him; understanding keeps him and delivers him from the way of evil and from evil men.

Father, we ask that You compass the president about with men and women who make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel and do that which is right in Your sight.  We believe You cause them to be men and women of integrity who are obedient concerning us that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.  We pray the upright shall dwell in our government – that men and women blameless and complete in Your sight, Father, shall remain in these positions of authority, but the wicked shall be cut off from our government and the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.

Your Word declares that “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (ps. 33:12).  We receive Your blessing, Father; You are our Refuge and Stronghold in times of trouble (high cost, destitution, and desperation). So we declare with our mouths that Your people dwell safely in this land, and we prosper abundantly.  We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus!

It is written in Your Word that the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord and that You turn it whichever way You desire.  We believe the heart of our leader is in Your hand and that his decisions are divinely directed of the Lord.

We give thanks unto You that the good news of the Gospel is published in our land.  The Word of the Lord prevails and grows mightily in the hearts and lives of the people.  We give thanks for this land the leaders You have given to us, in Jesus Name.  Amen.


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8 11 2008
Kim Parrott

Standing with you, Cindy and others with in prayer.

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