Saturday, March 20, 2010

Prayers & Promises Week #12

My heart is in prayer tonight for our country. I don't follow politics, but I do know there is a big debate going on right now about health care. As I was preparing to write this post with this week's verse, another verse I know by heart (that is also fitting with the theme of humility) came to mind. You may be familiar with it too...2 Chronicles 7:14--"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

If you click above on the link, you can read the rest of this passage. The Lord is talking to Solomon here as the temple is finished. The Lord said basically when there is no rain and locusts have eaten everything, when you humble yourselves and pray, I'll hear you.

I believe today God wants us to humble ourselves before Him. We need to throw aside our materialism and pride and be completely humble before Him, seeking Him in prayer for our country. Where is our country headed? I don't know, but I do know God is in control and that gives me comfort. I know in the end He is the victor. I trust Him still.

I'm going to use this verse for the week this week as a reminder to pray for our country. I hope you will join me in prayer for our country and leaders.

Here are some other requests:

~ Karen's son, Cameron--physical healing.

~ families of local students killed. Our newspaper has reported a couple car wrecks this week. In one two high school seniors were killed in one vehicle and a 1st grade boy in another car was killed, his father was hospitalized. Then another day there was another wreck killing a high school senior. My heart is sad for these families, schools, friends, and communities.

~ my husband. I pray he has a less stressful week at work.

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Have a day of blessings!


Denise said...

Adding your prayers to mine sweetie, love you.

Karen said...

Thank you for praying for our nation. Thanks for your prayers for Cameron. God bless you.

sarah said...

that is so sad...I will pray for the families...thank you for posting this. I always think but for the grace of God go we...

Whidbey Woman said...

There is so much to pray about when it comes to our country. I join you in prayer today. It will be interesting to see what happens with the Health Care vote. Peace.

Annesphamily said...

My prayers are with you and your town. Tragedy is the hard part of being a good Christian. We never understand why takes these innocent lives from us.

As for health care reform- pray,pray and then pray harder!

Thank you for sharing. Anne

Julie said...

I absolutely love this passage. It is so meaningful in the context and as a promise of the Father God to US! It is one of those IF....THEN...scriptures. God promises the results, IF we do what HE desires from our hearts.
I pray our country will have revival through these tough days and that the ones already claimed by God will rise up even stronger.
Thanks for sharing a great Scripture today.

Barbara said...

You are so right, I think this country needs prayers and God more than ever. Thanks for the scripture.
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Charlotte said...

It's hard to know how to pray in situations like what is going on in Washington DC today. I know how I feel about it, and I definitely think it will be bad for our country if it passes which it looks like it will. I just know that God is still in control, and I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.
Thank you for sharing this post and the prayer concerns.
Prayers and blessings,

Georgia said...

I'm agreeing with you in prayer for this nation. Thank you for writing this important post!

God bless!

Clif said...

Another good post as always. We do need to be encouraged to pray more. You said in your opening statement: "I don't follow politics." I want to suggest as one Christian to another (an older one to a younger one) that you should follow politics. As Christians we need to be involved more with what is happening in our world. Pray? Absolutely. But Christians also need to express themselves in a kind but forceful way.

Christy said...

Wow you don't follow politics? This unfortunately is one of the biggest problems in our nation, when our own citizens do not take the interest they are CALLED's no wonder why the Liberals are about to destroy our nation, when Christians do not keep up with what is happening to our nation.

RCUBEs said...

Prayers...first thing we must do before we venture into anything. May God bless and protect you! Have a great week.