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Day 40

November 6, 2012

INTERCESSION

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

—1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV)

The story of Esther becoming queen at a crucial time in the history of the Jewish people has inspired many through the years. The Jews faced annihilation at the hands of their enemies. Esther risked her life if she spoke out, but her cousin Mordecai's words gave her the courage she needed. He appealed to the timing of her part in this drama, "for such a time as this" (Esth. 4:14).

Like Esther, we live in perilous times in which our nation is under assault from foreign enemies and from those within who have failed to understand the critical role of the Christian faith to the greatness of America. It is a situation that cannot simply be fixed by a new leader, new plan or different strategy. We need the intervention of God!

God steps in when His people passionately ask Him to. The most important thing Christians can do for America is to pray. In these days of distress, the Lord is raising up a people who will intercede with faith and fervency! You are answering the call.

  • Pray for discernment of the days in which we live and to know how you should pray.
  • Pray for a spirit of prayer to come over the church.

DAILY PRAYER

Father, thank You that You hear us when we call. Give us an understanding of the times in which we live and Your purposes for our nation. Align our prayers with Your desires.

PRAY DAILY FOR THESE U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS:

President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
Attorney General Eric Holder
Chief Justice John Roberts
Justice Samuel Alito
Justice Anthony Kennedy
Justice Elena Kagan
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Stephen Breyer
Justice Antonin Scalia
Justice Clarence Thomas

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES:

Rob Woodall
Lynn C. Woolsey
John A. Yarmuth
Kevin Yoder
C. W. Bill Young
Don Young
Todd C. Young

U.S. SENATORS:

Roger F. Wicker (R-MS)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)

PRAY FOR YOUR STATE LEADERS:

On this final day, pray for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Supreme Court Chief Justice of your state.  
 

Day 39

November 5, 2012

HUMILITY

"These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.

—Isaiah 66:2 (NIV)

All too often Americans are seen as arrogant or prideful. Years ago, there was a book entitled The Ugly American that told of how Americans in the foreign service often perpetuated that view. It's time for a new reputation for Americans that is in line with what God desires. But before you nod in passive agreement and move on, consider where pride has seeped into your own life. It's a deep-rooted sin for us.

A spiritual revolution in America will take place when we walk in humility before God and each other. We will find ourselves in a place of receiving blessing from God when we have a contrite spirit. And we can expect revival throughout the land when the church is filled with those who tremble at His Word!

  • Ask the Lord to humble you this day.
  • Recognize the great need you have to be one who trembles at the Word of God.

DAILY PRAYER

Pray for another Great Awakening to sweep the nation as the Lord's people learn to humble themselves.

PRAY DAILY FOR THESE U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS:

President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
Attorney General Eric Holder
Chief Justice John Roberts
Justice Samuel Alito
Justice Anthony Kennedy
Justice Elena Kagan
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Stephen Breyer
Justice Antonin Scalia
Justice Clarence Thomas

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES:

Henry A. Waxman
Daniel Webster
Peter Welch
Allen B. West
Lynn A. Westmoreland
Ed Whitfield
Frederica S. Wilson
Joe Wilson
Robert J. Wittman
Frank R. Wolf
Steve Womack

U.S. SENATORS:

Jim Webb (D-VA)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

 

Day 38

November 4, 2012

HEALTH CARE

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

—Proverbs 6:16-19 (NIV)

The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, has stirred a divisive, heated debate that continues to be fought in the courtrooms of our nation. For Christians, the moral dilemma is huge, as we could be legally forced to partake in a system that financially supports the killing of babies.

With astronomical health care prices, it's obvious this is not an easy fix. We need government leaders who will implement a just health care plan rather than simply trying to please everyone. We must also pray that a solution will arise that does not force Christians to fund abortion.

  • Pray for wisdom for lawmakers to create just legislation for the U.S. population.
  • Pray for wisdom and discipline to care for the body God has given you.

DAILY PRAYER

In Jesus' name, renounce the spirit of abortion that is affecting legislators as they reform our nation's health care system.

PRAY DAILY FOR THESE U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS:

President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
Attorney General Eric Holder
Chief Justice John Roberts
Justice Samuel Alito
Justice Anthony Kennedy
Justice Elena Kagan
Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Stephen Breyer
Justice Antonin Scalia
Justice Clarence Thomas

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES:

Fred Upton
Chris Van Hollen
Nydia M. Velázquez
Peter J. Visclosky
Tim Walberg
Greg Walden
Joe Walsh
Timothy J. Walz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Maxine Waters
Melvin L. Watt

U.S. SENATORS:

Tom Udall (D-NM)
David Vitter (R-LA)
Mark R. Warner (D-VA)

 

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