Tuesday, Oct. 20th: Pray for Colleges and Universities Psalm 94:12
Good morning Lord, Today we pray for the state of Pennsylvania, the home of the Liberty Bell. Father, just as the Liberty Bell symbolizes freedom and liberty, yet it is cracked, so is the liberty of the heart of the people cracked and unusable. We pray for the heart of liberty in each person living in this state. Patrick Henry was quoted as saying, "Give me liberty or give me death". Oh my Father, if we only had that spirit today to ascribe the words "Give me Christ or give me death" in this state. We pray for the blood lines and generational hearts of the founding fathers to once again flow through the veins of the offspring of those who enjoy the liberty paid for by the blood of the ones who went before us. Father, give us liberty to invest in the generation, to come back to a recognition of the liberty offered to those who seek You.
Father, today the bell, once again, rings and tolls for the love of a nation that can be saved. Let liberty and freedom ring through the hearts of the leaders in government and the church. Let bell ring a sound that will be heard around the world that your people are returning to You. For whom the bell tolls, Father, it tolls today as your children cry out in unison for liberty of those held in the bondage of sin and death. Let the bell ring for the unborn and those who are lost. Let the bell ring for the sick and shut-in. Let the bell ring for those who are suicidal and those who have lost hope. Let the bell ring for those who suffer injustice, not only by the hands of men but those who are tormented in their soul. Let the bell ring for a nation that will find its way back to the Father.
Let them be reminded although the bell no longer rings, its intended purpose was to ring out freedom. Let us be reminded as a nation, though we do not stand in unity, we were created for unity. Unity to ring out the Gospel of salvation and to symbolize true freedom to a world that needs a loving Savior. In the name of Jesus that rang loudly from our beginning foundation...amen