Saturday, Oct. 17th: Pray for Teens Proverbs 2:1-5
Good morning Father, today we pray for Ohio. The meaning of the name of the state is the beginning of this prayer (The great river). From the great river allow Your Spirit to flow throughout this land, to touch all that encounter the Spirit of a living God.
We pray for the leaders of this state that they would be sensitive to the voice of God and to flow in the current of the Holy Spirit. Let the church leaders raise up a generation that would flow in unity to accomplish the purposes of God. Let the waters stir us back into the mainstream and avoid the edges that span the Amalekites. Like a great river, let it flow outside it banks and consume the areas around it. Let this great river be a starting point to feed the streams of life that lead to salvation. Let the fertile land that is fed by this great river return to the proper ownership of the people of God.
Father, as we flow on this journey, let our eyes be attentive. As with any mighty flow of a river, there are bends and turns that we must be sensitive to. Let us not get so complacent to forget that as we flow as a nation, change is inevitable. With this change, let it be based on biblical principles and not the desires of our heart.
Father, rekindle the fires of Ohio and along its banks let life once again begin to give Hope. Let the refreshing waters that once were polluted with division, hatred and death, become the source of living water. Let this living water flow from this state into the surrounding states and let all that touch its bank begin to realize the Hope that fresh waters bring.
Father, give us a desire to return and restore what was once given, to fight for the relationship, first, with You and then with one another. Let us once again remember life is precious and given to us so we can give it to others. Grant this prayer in the name of Jesus. AMEN