Thursday, Oct. 22nd: Pray for parachurch ministries Acts 15:22
Good morning Father, we enter this day with great anticipation. We mount up with wings like an eagle to come to new heights in our prayers toward You as we enter the gates of thanksgiving.
Father, we began our prayers this morning for the nation and for the state of South Carolina. A state that is in the heart of division from long ago and one that we pray can lead into revival and restitution to You. This state holds a sorted history housing Fort Sumter, where the Civil War’s opening shots were fired. We are reminded of the divisive past and pray that we never again experience the heart wrenching loss of a nation divided and at war within our own borders.
We pray for the senators, congressmen, state and local officials to raise the bar of expectations and lead us on a course of once again becoming a Godly nation.
Father, with anticipation of unity we pray for families in this state, not to be only known for its divided past but to look forward to wearing a new title of one that brought America back to unity again. The South is where family is the center of life and respecting our neighbors is commonplace.
Father, teach us again that if we live by the sword we will die by the sword. Violence is never the answer to our disagreements. Father, we so appreciate Your words of wisdom of the Bible and as we come close to You that those words that are written would be a reminder of Your ways and Your thoughts.
Let us remember when we were not a country the dictates being treated unfairly. Let us remember that when You saw us struggling in the midst of a civil war, You spoke to us while we were struggling in our blood and You said to live. Let us remember what it means to treat one another with love and display unselfish motives. Let us remember to not bully one another but to sacrifice and fight for each relationship. Let us remember what Your design of the family looks like and no matter the actions of others, we are our brothers keeper. Let us remember not to do wrong and hide it but to come forth with repentance and restoration of that we destroyed.
Father, teach us to fight for relationships with one another and ultimately let us fight for the relationship with You. Father, grant us this day our daily bread truly forgive us and protect us from all evil. In The Mighty Name Of JESUS...am