by Barbara Latta
I am reposting last year's article about the National Day of Prayer because we still need to pray for these needs.
|2015 National Day of Prayer|
Thursday, May 7, we will observe the National Day of Prayer for 2015. In the midst of all the turmoil, controversy, doubts, and fears that assail our world today, it is an important tribute to our nation that we still observe this special day. As we set aside a time to focus on praying for our nation, I would like to list things I am lifting to the Lord for our nation.
Our leaders – we are commanded by God to pray for those in authority over us. We need to pray that those in leadership positions will govern according to God’s ways. If they don’t know Him, I pray they will come to know Him and if they absolutely refuse to abide by God’s laws, I pray they be removed from office by our election process.
Our military – Our defense and security are high priorities and needs to be a wall of protection around us. Cutting our budget for defenses and the giving away of secrets have poked holes in our security in the last few years. PTSD and other maladies have affected our service members as never before causing more suicides than deaths by war in the last year.
Our morality - People think they can do their own thing with no repercussions. When there is no accountability, there is failure.
Our attackers – It’s hard to pray for those that come against us, but Jesus commanded us to pray for our enemies. Presenting the gospel to them is the only way they can stop being our enemies. Whether it is outside attackers, or those who are attacking our freedoms from within, God is the only one with the power to change them.
Our freedoms – Many of our freedoms seem to be eroding away. As government grows larger, the choices of people grow smaller. May we hold on to our freedom to worship God publicly, express our opinions, and protect our homes and assets without interference from government or liberal and atheistic opinions.
May God continue to bless America. Join the conversation and share your prayer requests for our nation.