Let’s Pray for Our Nation

Happy July 4th!

How about including prayer in our patriotic celebrations?

Some Resources to help us fulfill our calling to pray for our country:

If My People . . . A 40-Day Prayer Guide for Our Nation, by Jack Countryman

“Intercede on behalf of our country! Based on God’s promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14, this 40-day prayer journey includes daily Scriptures and meditations plus inspiring quotations from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and other presidents who sought the Lord during America’s most challenging days. 64 pages, softcover from Nelson.”

Pray for Our Nation

“It’s Time To Unite Our Nation Through Prayer! We are living in a time of action! In the wake of the events of September 11, America needs prayer now more than ever. Pray for Our Nation is filled with scriptural prayers that specifically address the needs of our nation, covering topics from Praying for the President, Foreign Relations, and Protection from Terrorism. Now is the time to unite as a nation and not succumb to fear. Americans must stand strong and remain bold in their faith, courage and prayer. Let righteousness reign in America, and begin by praying God’s Word!”

The Soul of a Nation: 30 Days, 30 Issues, 30 Prayers, by James Robison

“Take to your knees for the needs of the nation! While enjoying an unprecedented prosperity, America is decaying morally and spiritually. Robison calls Christians to intercede for our country with big, specific prayers about moral issues, immigration, peace, war, politics, suffering, the environment—everything. Includes 30 prayers about key issues to get you started. 128 pages, softcover from Nelson.”

DVD: Prayer In America: It Makes America Different

Prayer in America is a 2-hour documentary originally aired on public TV. It asks the question, “What role has prayer played in shaping the development and history of America?” The two-part documentary explores contemporary debates about the role of prayer through the lens of history. By asking rhetorically, “How did we get here?” the show examines the ways in which prayer has contributed to and continues to shape the American experience.

A Daily Moment of Prayer for Our Nation Received via email from a friend:

Evening Prayer Challenge:

Devout Muslims pray five times a day. Is it too much to ask devout Christians to join forces across the fruited plain in prayer once a day?

If we as Christians really understood the full extent of the power within us we would indeed fall on our knees believing God for miracles.  As the prophet Ezekiel said, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, (Ezekiel 36:27) “And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statues, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.”  That same Holy Spirit indwells each Christian today, at all times, and there is still nothing too difficult for God.  (Genesis 18:14)

During WWII, it has been said that there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped whatever they were doing every day at a prescribed hour, for one minute, to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace.

I challenge you to join with me and others to do the same thing here in America. If you would like to participate: every evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central) (7:00 PM Mountain) (6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, and for our return to a nation under God.

If you know anyone else who would like to participate, please pass this along. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have.  Please join with us and forward this to praying friends.

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