Saturday, November 21, 2009
Here is a new song written by Keith Carradine and performed by 14 singers, musicians and two choral groups. It will bring tears to your eyes.
Abwoon D'Bashma - The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic
Thursday, October 22, 2009
pay back to the proud what they deserve.
How long will the wicked, O Lord,
how long will the wicked be jubilant?
They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers are full of boasting.
They crush your people, O Lord;
they oppress your inheritance.
They slay the widow and the alien;
they murder the fatherless.
They say, "The Lord does not see;
the God of Jacob pays no heed."
Take heed, you senseless ones among the people;
you fools, when will you become wise?
Does he who implanted the ear not hear?
Does he who formed the eye not see?
Does he who disciplines nations not punish?
Does he who teaches man lack knowledge?
The Lord knows the thoughts of man;
he knows that they are futile.
Blessed is the man you discipline, O Lord,
the man you teach from your law;
you grant him relief from days of trouble,
till a pit is dug for the wicked.
For the Lord will not reject his people;
he will never forsake his inheritance.
Judgment will again be founded on righteousness,
and all the upright in heart will follow it.
Heavenly Father, Creator of the heavens and the earth, our Shophet, and the Living God, I lift up our elected leaders for your guidance in their making wise decisions for our beloved country. You have blessed us beyond anything ever seen; the prosperity has turned our eyes away from You; we have become arrogant, prideful, greedy, and liars; but Father, we repent and lift our eyes back towards You and ask that You be merciful to this nation. Those of us that love you are increasing and we need your light to brush away the darkness that has settled over our nation.
In the name of your Son, Jesus, I pray.
Friday, September 18, 2009
There are more than 10 righteous people on their knees asking for guidance, wisdom, and intervention to turn this country around to continue being the light of the world. We turned from you to serve the Babylonian gods of wealth, fortune, status, luxury, self instead of acknowledging that those things were added because our eyes were on you and followed your path. When the Jews repented, you sent a judge. Jews and Christians alike are repenting and we ask that you intervene to turn our downward slide into an upward climb as we shift our eyes away from the gods of Babylon toward you.
I ask in the name of my Lord and Your Son, Jesus. Amen
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I found this Jefferson prayer today on the Net.
A Prayer for the Nation
Almighty God, Who has given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people, the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those whom in Thy name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Thy law, we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth. In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.*
—Washington D.C., March 4, 1801
* -Thomas Jefferson, as quoted in “The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson” (NY: Random House, 1944), p.341
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
When I saw what could be done by such a small number of people in each of these towns, I thought that the same principle can be applied to a nation. This is the reason for this blog: to gather people to pray daily for our nation and for our leaders to make good government decisions and to break and bind the spirits of greed, corruption and evil that inhabit this country.
When England was almost bombed out of existence by the Germans in WW II, Winston Churchill asked the nation to pray every night at 8 PM to save the country. England was saved.
Let us make an army of intercessors to stand on God's Word that He will heal this land if we turn to him and away from greed, corruption and evil.
Heal this land, O God Most High.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Restore and heal this land, O My God.
In the name of Jesus, I pray.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
O Lord my God, I take refuse in you; save an deliver me from all who pursue me, or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
O Lord my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands -- if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe -- then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. Selah
Arise, O Lord, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice. Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high; let the Lord judge the peoples. Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High. O righteous God,who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day. If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment. He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made. The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
Until next week, pray God heals our land.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I love Beth's enthusiasm and passion for the Lord as well as her bibilical insights which makes her studies so compelling. I've completed The Patriarchs and Esther studies. In addition, I have a couple of books by Beth, Praying The Word, and David, 90 days With a Heart Like His, and attended a Beth Moore conference in San Antonio last August.
The Daniel study is for me so appropriate at this juncture considering all that is swirling around our heads at this time. I am reminded that God is in control and the study helps me to get my perspective back. If you have not had an opportunity to do a Beth Moore study or read any of her books, visit Lifeway Book Stores, Amazon, or Living Proof Ministeries.
Until next time, pray that God will heal our land.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
1 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing,
2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.
5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence; you hate all who do wrong.
6 You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the Lord abhors.
7 But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies -- make straight your way before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit.
10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.
Until next time, God bless.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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