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“The universe, they say, is so vast, it makes man utterly insignificant. Why would God have bothered to create such a microscopic speck called the earth and humanity and then get involved with us? Beneath this question is a fundamental failure to see what the universe is about. It is about the greatness of God, not the significance of man. God made man small and the universe big to say something about himself. And he says it for us to learn and enjoy—namely, that he is infinitely great and powerful and wise and beautiful. The more the Hubble Telescope sends back to us about the unfathomable depths of space, the more we should stand in awe of God. The disproportion between us and the universe is a parable about the disproportion between us and God. And it is an understatement.”   John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life34.

Day 8 of 40 Days of Prayer for America 9.5.12

Target: Men
Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them.

Founding Father Quote: “Integrity takes a stronger hold of the human heart than any other virtue.  By integrity, I mean a strict consistency between thoughts, words and actions.”  - Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, “Father of Public Schools Under the Constitution.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, You have allowed man to be placed in a position of authority over nature, marriage, business, ministry and government.  Your word is very clear that integrity is necessary for successful leadership.  Shamefully, the average American has been more influenced by modern technology and media outlets than by Your Word.  We spend more time entertaining ourselves than we do seeking Your will for our lives.  We ask forgiveness for not putting You first, for not seeking those things that honor you before seeking our own pleasure.  We ask that you begin to strengthen the moral fiber of our nation as we firmly take a stance on the promises found in Your Word.  May You be glorified in our successes, and lifted up by our thoughts, words and deeds.  As the spiritual leaders of our homes, may we honor You with our own families first, and may our hunger and thirst for You spread throughout our nation.  We praise Your holy name, Amen.