40Days of Prayer America -Day 18

40Days of Prayer America – Day 18

PEACE  In John 16:33, Jesus speaks of peace and trouble in the same phrase. We will assuredly encounter trouble, whether on an individual basis (illness, finances, etc.) or a national scale (war, economic crisis, etc.). Yet our peace can be found not by avoiding trouble, but in embracing the Prince of Peace. The peace Jesus spoke of is literally a commodity given to those who follow Him. It is intended to mark His followers. His disciples will be those who have experienced His peace in their own lives and who seek to bring it to the nation in which they live.

  • Pray that you will be a person who brings the peace of Christ into others’ lives.
  • Pray that the church in America will live in such a way that the peace of Christ comes into the councils of our nation. Forgive me, Lord, when I walk in anxiety and stress, failing to allow Your peace to rule in my life. Breathe Your peace into my heart. Help me to bring that peace with me into every situation. Lord, may Your peace so pervade Your church in America that it begins to mark us as a nation. Help us in a miraculous way to experience Your peace amid these troubling times.

October 15, 2012 – Day 18: Blessed Lord, we ask for Your guidance in how to best promote the well-being of our citizens. We thank You, Father, for founders who referred to You as Providence itself. Help us, O God, to truly honor our national motto: In God We Trust. Bring us to a full understanding of the founders’ Constitutional intent behind allowing government the power to promote the general welfare. We ask You to help us reverse the trend to look to government to provide for us, take over for us, and then take us over.

As Your church, we pray for Your guidance in how best to help the least of our neighbors. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for Leaders

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.” Proverbs 21:1

Lord God, we ask for Your blessing on the lives of these leaders in our nation:

  • President Barack Obama
  • Vice President Joe Biden
  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Attorney General Eric Holder
  • Chief Justice John Roberts
  • Justice Samuel Alito
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy
  • Justice Elena Kagan
  • Justice Sonja Sotomayor
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Justice Stephen Breyer
  • Justice Antonin Scalia
  • Justice Clarence Thomas
  • US Representatives
  • Mazie K. Hirono
  • Kathleen C. Hochul
  • Tim Holden
  • Rush D. Holt
  • Michael M. Honda
  • Steny H. Hoyer
  • Tim Huelskamp
  • Bill Huizenga
  • Randy Hultgren
  • Duncan Hunter
  • Robert Hurt
  • US Senators
  • Johnny Isakson
  • Mike Johanns

We ask that You turn their hearts towards You, Lord. We ask that You soften their hearts, Lord, to recognize and receive truth. Lord, we ask that You grant them the understanding and knowledge that come from the fear of You. We ask that You grant them wisdom and discernment, Lord, and that You make them bold to do what is right in Your sight. Lord, we ask that You direct their hearts to do Your will. In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Be Intentional

 

But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.”  Luke 11:17

Unity is vital. It doesn’t always happen naturally. Be deliberate about creating and maintaining it.