Friday, Oct. 30th Pray for Families Psalm 128:3, Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Good morning! Father, we thank You again for looking over us as we slept. Today, our prayer is for the state of West Virginia. The Appalachian Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley are part of this historical state. This state is the only state formed from splitting another state during America's dark past of civil war.
Father, we pray for this state and its leaders. It has a history of going against popular opinion and fighting for justice for the under dogs. We pray this morning for its leaders that would stand up in America's dark moment and bring a light to a unique situation. All leaders, local, state and federal would join in one accord and reclaim the inheritance that helped establish both this state and the country.
We pray for the spiritual leaders and those who lead the church to come to a place of repentance and acknowledgement of their sin.
We pray, Father, for the home of an American dream that was formed in the heart of the founding fathers, not in the things we posses but in the love we have for one another. We pray this morning that we would rise up and leave the iniquities of our past and embrace the hope of our future. Create in us a clean heart, this day and renew a steadfast spirit within each of the hearts of Your children. Let the faith of our forefathers, that is an inheritance to all, set us in a position to become a leader in the free world, for that which is right.
Father, we pray that what has brought us down a path of separation within the church will guide us to a unity not seen in our past. Where those who are in need are embraced by those who have. The weak are lifted up by the strong, the hurting are shown compassion by those who are well.
Father, this nation was birthed to be a shining light in a darkness. Allow the light of a hopeful future draw us from a morbid past into the light of Your Glory. Let this day be a starting point for revival in the hearts of the Appalachian Highlands. Let the flow of the rivers of peace surround us this day. Remove from this nation a spirit of fear and dread, replacing them with hope and peace.
Father, for a long time we have known the path we were taking was drawing us away from You. Let the yoke that guides us be the center point that stabilize us to hear the call of freedom. Let the desire for this freedom come, not at the cost of more bondage as a result of sin, but from the cleansing power of the blood that sets all men free.
Teach us this day that there is no other way back into Your arms but through the blood of Your Son. We cannot do this on our own so guide us down the right path. Father, we pray in the name of Jesus.. amen