On Roy Lessin's site, he has written a prayer for our Nation that I wanted to share. (Seriously, have you checked out his site? He's a co-founder of Dayspring and he's such a godly writer!)
You may not be mighty, but you can pray and see situations change by the hand of Him who is almighty; You may not be influential, but you can pray and ask Him who raises up one ruler and puts down another to have His way in the affairs of men; You may not know how to comfort or encourage someone who is hurting, but you can pray and touch the heart of Him who is the Father of all comfort; You may not know how to protect yourself from evil, but you can pray and allow God to be your shield and defender. You may not have a lot of resources, but you can pray and receive what you need from the treasure house of Him whose resources are unlimited.
A Prayer For America
Lord, make our country strong in Your hands. May our goals be shaped by Your will; may our resolve be based in Your truth; may our resources be used for Your glory and the good of others. Cover us with grace, shield us with mercy, and motivate us with love. Lord, we know that as a land, a nation, and a people, there is nothing greater than Your presence with us and Your favor upon us. May we move ahead with faith and reliance upon You in all things and at all times. May we live in such a way that pleases You and blesses America.
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Psalm 102:17 [KJV]
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. Proverbs 15:8 [KJV]
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1 [KJV]
I pray you'll have a safe and _______ [fill in the blank to whatever you'd like to have in that second spot].
My daughter comes home fromCosta Rica tomorrow night!!!