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Day 2

September 29, 2012

IMMIGRATION

"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble."

—Psalm 9:9 (NIV)

If there was ever a nation that understood what it means to be a refuge for the oppressed, it ought to be the U.S. As a nation comprised of immigrants and their descendants, we have been a land of refuge; yet we still struggle with what it means to open our national doors to others. But the Lord is a perfect refuge, a perfect stronghold in times of trouble. When a nation turns to God, He will be a refuge for them. Amid the chaos of current events—whether financial collapse, terrorism or war—how comforting it is to know that God wants to be a stronghold for our nation.

  • Ask the Lord to turn the hearts of America's citizens and leaders to Himself as we wrestle with immigration policies.
  • Pray that our nation will increasingly see that God is our only refuge amid the troubles of this world.

DAILY PRAYER

Father, I am so grateful that You are my refuge and stronghold. I come to You today longing to experience Your presence and to rest in who You are. What I ask for myself, I also ask for my nation. Please provide our leaders a solution for the immigration decisions that must be made. Let them have your wisdom and your compassion.

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:

Michele Bachmann
Spencer Bachus
Tammy Baldwin
Ron Barber
Lou Barletta
John Barrow
Roscoe G. Bartlett
Joe Barton
Charles F. Bass
Karen Bass
Xavier Becerra

U.S. SENATORS:

Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
John Barrasso (R-WY)

 

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