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Day 19 of 40 Prayer for America 10.16.12

Target: Immigration
Deuteronomy 28:1 Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.

Founding Father Quote: “You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ.  These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.”  -George Washington

Prayer: O Lord, we are guilty of allowing those who despise You to influence and threaten our very way of life.  We started out as a nation aware of the dangers involved in granting citizenship to anyone not honoring You.  Forgive us for foolishly abandoning our watch.  We have been lax in ensuring that those entering our country share our Judeo-Christian values.  This value system has afforded us Your mighty protection, provision and incomparable power…until now.  Lord, give our leaders the wisdom necessary to enforce the good laws already in place, and to reverse the foolish policies that have brought shame to our nation.  Help us eliminate the dangerous philosophies that threaten us as Americans.  We ask that You soften the hearts of those living in this country, by birth or immigration, that we may all enjoy the benefits of living in America.  May we experience what made this nation great in the first place…You!  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Target: Academia
Colossians 2:2-3 …be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ.  In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Founding Father Quote: “…I know that my Redeemer liveth…I am not interested in science or anything else that leaves God out of it.”  -George Washington Carver

Prayer: Father God, we have removed Your hallowed Name from the door posts of the very universities established to honor You.  We have kicked You out of our elementary, middle and high schools and allowed idolatry to infiltrate the hallways that train our children.  Your Word says to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.  But we have left our first love and allowed wickedness to reign supreme in our school system.  We have taken your Commandments off the walls.  We have banned public prayer to you, but allowed other religions to pray to their own gods.  We have completely disobeyed the command telling us to have no other gods before You.  We ask for Your forgiveness, and that You have mercy upon our children.  May they not inherit the blame for our foolish choices.  Forgive us for locking You out of the school house, for taking Your Word out of our text books and instead allowing alternate learning to replace our Christian values.  Forgive us for not standing up for what we know is the good and the right thing to do.  Lord, turn our hearts back to the Bible, back to the Source of all knowledge and wisdom.  May our children take on the minds of Christ.  May they choose the path that is narrow, even in a world full of ridicule and hatred for Your followers.  It is only through Your help that we have even the remote possibility of regaining our schools.  We ask that You allow us the opportunity to once again place You first in our schools, that we may bring honor to Your name.  Amen.

15 of 40 Days of Prayer for America

Target: Illegal Immigration
Lamentations 5:1-2 Remember, O LORD, what has come upon us; Look, and behold our reproach!  Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, And our houses to foreigners.

Founding Father Quote: “No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain blessings than United America.  Much to be regretted would it be were we to neglect the means to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly.  I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.” -George Washington

Prayer: Father God, we have become complacent and neglected to protect our precious “American way of life.”  Our Founding Fathers used direct quotes from the Bible in 34% of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The cornerstones of our very existence as a nation are based upon Biblical principles.  These formidable documents were intended to encourage Americans to live their lives according to Your Word or forfeit our blessings to the enemy.  Forgive us for allowing unrighteousness to infiltrate our society and to threaten our very existence.  We have not been good stewards of our borders.  Help us to secure our national borders and enforce the immigration laws currently in place.  May those wishing to become a part of our United States choose to enter legally, and may they bring with them a deep respect for our Judeo-Christian values.  In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Day 13- Prayer for America 10.10.12

Target: Enterprise/Industry
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Founding Father Quote: “Oh how I wish the people would awake up from their lethargy and come out soul and body for Christ…the more my ideas develop, the more beautiful and grand seems the plan I have laid out to pursue, or rather the one God has destined for me… (Let us pray that the Lord will completely guide us in all things, and that we may gladly be led by Him.)” -George Washington Carver: Born a slave in 1864, he became world renowned, addressing presidents and kings.  As a scientist at Tuskegee Institute, he discovered 300 uses of the peanut and 100 uses of the sweet potato.

Prayer:  Jesus, You are the Creator of the universe, and all good and perfect gifts come from above.  You have formed man in your own image, as a creative being.  Forgive us, Lord, for allowing our own foolish greed and selfish ambition to precede our desire for You.  Your Word clearly says to seek first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness, and we have sought everything but You.  We are a people in search of a purpose, when You have given us a design destiny that we have all but avoided.  May we return to seek Your perfect will and purpose for our lives.  Today, we call on Your hand to direct us in every future endeavor, that whatever we put our hands to will prosper to the glory of God the Father.  Reveal to us the person You would have us to be.  We seek Your face, expecting that Your supernatural revelation for our lives is already on the way.  You have given us a future and a hope, and we ask now that You begin to birth that hope anew in our hearts.  Bless us in our businesses, that the work we do will bring honor and glory only to You.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

11 of 40 Days of Prayer for America 10.8.12

Target: Court System
Psalm 2:10 “Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth.  Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.’

Founding Father Quote “While we are using the means in our power, let us humbly commit our righteous cause to the great Lord of the Universe, who loveth righteousness and hateth inequity.
-John Hancock, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of Congress

Prayer: Father, our judicial system has become prolific in spreading unrighteousness throughout our nation.  Your Word says that righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.  Our nation is in a state of turmoil, because we have been unfaithful to follow Your commands.  Because of our foolish choices, we now have men and women with no regard for your Word in seats of judgment.  We have allowed the laws of our land to become perverted by these rulers, when we should have spoken up during local, county and national elections.  Forgive us for our silence.  We humble ourselves, Lord, and ask for Your merciful intervention.  If we are to survive as a nation, we need to change the ungodly policies that are currently in place.  Though we deserve Your judgment, we are asking for a full pardon.  We have become a nation who has turned her back on You.  We ask that, like David, You renew a right spirit within us, that you return us to the one true God of our forefathers.  May the judges and attorneys that walk the hallways of our courthouses put You first.  May the lawmakers put You first.  May Your outstretched arm once again cover us as a shield.  And may Your blessing be upon our lawmakers as they take us back to a country that is one nation under God, for the people and by the people.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.