Thursday, September 20, 2012

Noteworthy News: Prayer for the USA

What can you do about the condition of your country?

This question has been asked by many US citizens.  Writer and speaker Max Lucado has designed a response to this commonly posed thought:

Courtesy of election.maxlucado.com

For 40 days starting on September 28, Lucado is encouraging everyone to pray for our country, its values, and its present and future leaders.  Go to Max Lucado's website page, and sign the pledge to pray.  You can even print out a reminder card to trigger your memory each morning.

Here is the prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

You have given us this promise: "...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)

So, we pray to you.  We turn from evil and look to you, our God.  Please:

Unite us,

Strengthen us,

Appoint and anoint our next president

In the name of Christ we pray,

Amen.

What other prayers do you want to lift up regarding election season and our country?

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