Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion;
they will not be
defeated but will endure forever.
Just as the mountains
so the Lord
surrounds his people, both now and forever.
The wicked will not
rule the land of the godly,
for then the godly
might be tempted to do wrong.
O Lord, do good to those who are good,
whose hearts are
in tune with you.
But banish those who turn to crooked ways, O Lord.
Take them away with
those who do evil.
May Israel have peace!
(Psalm 125:1-5 NLT)
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for your never ending love and
your Word that guides us and teaches us. We thank you that you offer your wisdom
to those who seek after you and that your Word is a lamp unto our feet and a
light unto our path. Lord, we ask for forgiveness of our sins, sins against you
and each other. We know we fall short so very often, so thank you for the mercy and
grace you freely give us anyways. We
thank you for the protection and blessings you have poured out on your nation, there is a new hope
stirring among your children and we know that to you, all the glory is due! We
pray for our leaders, for their hearts to be changed, and that your will would
be done in their lives. We pray for all the people of our nation, the people who
don’t know you as the one and only living God, the people who have abandoned you as their Lord and the people who don't even realize they've left you; we pray that they would seek you out
and make you the Lord of their lives again or for the first time. We pray for our nation to awaken from
their slumber and arise as a true child of God – humbly seeking your face, repenting
of their sins and running to you. We pray that all the people would be stirred
by your Holy Spirit, desiring to be in your presence, to share your love and
compassion with others. We thank you Lord, we praise you Lord, we want our
hearts to be pure before you, we want to honor you and do your will and not our
own. Thank you for sending your Son to save us, thank you for the new creations
in Christ we have become, we love you God, in Jesus’ name we pray ~ AMEN
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