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Thursday, May 03, 2007

National Day of Prayer

President Bush has declared today a national day of prayer. Here is a prayer that Dr. Charles R. Swindoll wrote for our nation:

"Almighty God, we pause to reflect on Your character as we seek wisdom for such a time as this.
In these unsafe days, You remain all-powerful and able to protect;
In these uncertain times, You remain all-knowing, leading us aright;
In the unprecedented events we're facing, You remain absolutely sovereign.Our times are in Your hands.
Therefore, our dependence on You, is total, not partial . . . our need for Your forgiveness is constant. . . our gratitude for Your grace is profound. . . our love for You is deep.
We ask that You guard and guide our President and all who serve the people of these United States. May uncompromising integrity mark their lives. We also ask that You unite us as truly "one nation, under God." May genuine humility return to our ranks. And may that blend of integrity and humilityheal our land. In our Lord's name we pray, Amen".

I thought it was a great prayer to pray over our nation today. I hope that all of you are taking time to thank the Lord for his blessings on us and the wonderful United States that we get to live in.

3 comments:

Sweet Pea Potts said...

Wow! That really is an awesome prayer. I think everyone should print it out and pray that over our nation every day, not just one day out of the year. We are so incredibly blessed to live in this country. Like Oprah always says, If you were born in America consider yourself one of the luckiest people in the world!

Max's Mama said...

AMEN!
hey, i'm not coming to Maple valley for another couple weeks - max got super sick and has a killer ear infection and the Dr. said i couldn't get on a plan with him like that...so sad, i won't see you!!!! we'll have to plan another meeting time! saaaaaaddd!!!!

Max's Mama said...

Okay, I'm coming up on the 31st, now - are you going to be there?!?! Oh, I hope I hope!!!