Sunday, August 30, 2009

Prayer For Our Nation

I found this Jefferson prayer today on the Net.

Thomas Jefferson
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


I recorded the documentary, Transformations, on TBN several months ago. Transformations is a documentary of four cities on three continents. Each city was filled with greed, corruption, evil, and drug infested - the cities were unlivable. A very small number of people, at the most ten, came together to pray for their respective city. Their numbers grew and each one of the cities are good places to live and no longer dangerous. If the city/town was near an agricultural area, the land slowly came back to life and was healed as God promised in II Chronicles 7:14.

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

Heal the Land, O My God

Heavenly Father, crush the spirits of greed, corruption and evil that hovers over the leaders of this country as you did to Midan, Sisera and Jabin at the river of Kishon. Soften our leaders hearts to seek your wisdom and guidance, O Lord Most High. As King Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged you before all the peoples and men of every language, guide the hearts of our leaders to acknowledge you.

Restore and heal this land, O My God.

In the name of Jesus, I pray.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pslam 7 - Prayer for a Nation

I ran across a list of Psalms to use when praying for our nation. I shall post a new Pslam each week as a guide when praying for good government, praying for good decisions from our elected officials, and praying that our land is healed.

Psalm 7*

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.

*NIV translation

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I am in the second week of Beth Moore's of Living Proof Ministeries Daniel study. In a way it is unfortunate that I'm having to do it alone since the study is several years old, and I am unable to find a church group doing Daniel. It is a session driven study which I did not know when I ordered the workbook. However, the Lord provides and He did. My best friend happen to have the CDs for Daniel and she brought them when she and her husband visited a few weeks ago.

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.