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Pray for Our Nation: The Election of Godly Leaders

From the book, Pray for Our Nation from Harrison House publishers, p. 20:

Father, I desire to vote intelligently in all elections. I pray that you will bring to light the things I need to know so that I may vote  in line with Your plan, will and purpose.

May things not only come to light for the Christian community, but may things be made clear to the unbelieving community as well. I pray that what is right would be so clear that even unbelievers would vote using wisdom, and demanding honesty and uprightness from their politicians.

Dear Father, in the name of Jesus, may the citizens of our nation become so weary of sin and degradation in our nation’s leaders that they will begin to seek out godly leaders to represent them on every level of government. Give such leaders favor with the public and the media.

Father, make our nation a fragrance in the earth, a force to be reckoned with, a hand extended to those in need.

If we work on marble, it will perish; if on brass, time will efface it; if we rear up temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and  imbue them with principles, with the just fear of God and the love of our fellow men, we engrave on those tablets something that will brighten to all eternity.

— Daniel Webster, American Politician

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Pray for Our Nation: National Protection

Back in 2003, when the Iraq War was just beginning, I came across a wonderful book in a Christian store called Pray for Our Nation, published by Harrison House in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A collection of thoughtful prayers written specifically for the USA, categories include Prayers for the Leaders of Our Nation, Prayers for the Social Welfare of Our Nation, Prayers for the Safety of Our Nation and Prayers for the Spiritual Growth of Our Nation.

With the midterms just 9 days away, I am finding  much comfort in reciting these beautiful prayers aloud. Action may be the anecdote for fear, but praying for the success of that action is vital. Everyday, I thank God I am an American citizen who had the privilege of being raised in a loving, stable, supportive home — one in which, among other things I was taught genuine love and appreciation for the United States of America and about God.

Today, I am posting the Prayer for National Protection, found on p. 48:

Most high God, I come to you in the name of Jesus, asking for divine protection for the people of this nation. I pray for the  safety of every man, woman and child. Keep us from harm’s way and provide protection from plans of destruction that our enemies have plotted. Stop strategies of destruction that our  enemies would try to evoke.

Give wisdom, understanding and discernment to those who provide protection. Help us to be watchful and alert to signs of wrongdoing. Provide insight to national  and local authorities on ways to guard,  defend and insure the safety of all American citizens, both at home and abroad. Help  us to unite with government leaders and law enforcement personnel in making this country a safe place to live, work and play; allowing Americans to enjoy freedom without fear.

“Our  prayer and God’s mercy are like two buckets in a well; while one ascends, the other descends.”

— Mary Hopkins, US Educator

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Sunday Meditation: Power of Love

From today’s Daily Word:

I claim the greatest power, the power of love.

In the world around me, there are many forms of power. And yet, though I am in this world, I am not of it. Regardless of outward appearances of wealth, strength or authority, the power of love is greater than any power in the world.

I turn my attention to the presence and power of God’s love that moves in and through me. I give up fear and hate in order to know the fullness of God’s love. With faith, I am able to love even those who seem to be my adversaries.

Love is the harmonizer, unifying people one to another. With love, I see the nothingness of petty differences and the power of cooperation and unity. I give expression to the overflowing love of God within me.

I say to you that listen, Love your enemies.–Luke 6:27

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Saturday Meditation: Truth

From today’s Daily Word:

The Truth of God is active in me.

In this moment of prayer, I release any misconceptions that have limited my thinking and being in the world. Spirit in me reveals Truth to my soul.

I speak Truth to my body with affirmations of health and wholeness. As I contemplate my home and workplace, my friendships and family, I affirm the Truth of harmony and prosperity.

Truth is unchanging. It is love, peace, health and eternal goodness. As I contemplate my life through the lens of Truth, I do so with thanksgiving. Thank You, God, for the eternal Truth, everywhere present, revealed in prayer and expressed through me.

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.–Psalm 86:11

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Midweek Meditation: Design

From today’s Daily Word:

I design my life in cooperation with the Divine.

Made in the image and likeness of God, we human beings have the capacity to design and create through our spiritual, mental and physical capabilities. Each one of us is an artist, a creator at our core, designing and weaving the fabric of our lives in cooperation with the Divine. We may ask ourselves: With God as my partner, what masterpiece do I want to consciously create?

We each have unique skills and strengths. One person may create a brilliant computer program; another, a stunning work of art; and yet another, a harmonious home with children who feel loved and worthy. The ways in which we create are endless. May we all share our beautiful gifts with the world!

Gold leaf was hammered out and cut into threads to work into the blue, purple, and crimson yarns & in skilled design.–Exodus 39:3

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Monday Meditation: Faith

From today’s Daily Word:

My faith is deep and abiding. I am forever one with God.

Faith is the foundation on which I stand. I nurture my faith with consistent prayer time and study of Scripture and other sources of inspiration. I remain open and receptive to the Christ spirit within.

If, momentarily, my faith feels shaky, I look back to a time when my faith felt strongest. I recapture the feelings of joy and peace in knowing my oneness with God. It may help to visit a special place where I find inspiration or call a friend who will help me stand firm. I may spend more time in meditation and prayer to renew my faith.

I am grateful for every experience that strengthens my faith and for the times that I trust God in all that I do. I am strong, and my faith is unshakable.

Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.–1 Corinthians 16:13

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Sunday Meditation: Prosperity

From today’s Daily Word:

I live in an abundant universe.

I give freely, not only of my financial resources, but also of my time, energy and love. I share from my willingness and eagerness to bless others. Whether I recycle gently-used household items, spend time tutoring a child, or volunteer to assist someone in need, I am giving from my heart. I receive the blessings of joy, satisfaction and gratitude as soon as I give to another.

As I give and receive, I realize that material possessions do not define prosperity. Prosperity is a mind-set, a consciousness, a knowing that everything we need is already supplied. My giving opens the way for God’s blessings to circulate. I give from the knowledge that I live in an abundant universe.

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.–2 Corinthians 9:6

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Saturday Meditation: Harmony

From today’s Daily Word:

I create harmony when my actions are in accord with my beliefs.

There are times when I am tempted to go along with another’s wishes even though I am uncomfortable doing so. Just the thought of going against what I believe causes me discord. In those moments, I pause and go within to give myself time to make the choice that is right for me.

Living my life in agreement with my values creates harmony at the depths of my being. Like the clear tone of a bell, waves of harmony go forth from me to bless the people around me. Harmonious vibrations are created. When I act in accord with my beliefs, I not only create harmony for myself, but I also nurture harmony in others.

God said to him, “Because you have asked … for yourself understanding to discern what is right, I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind.”–1 Kings 3:11-12

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Friday Meditation: Grace

From today’s Daily Word:

God’s grace strengthens and renews me.

Life seems to throw us curve balls every once in awhile. I may face unexpected challenges for which I feel unprepared. In these moments, I turn to God.

The grace of God is available to me whenever and wherever I need it. This powerful gift of divine support calms me, comforts me and lifts my spirits. God gives me the strength and courage to face and prevail through life’s changes and challenges. As I pray, grace fills the empty spaces in my heart or in my life. I am one with the Creator–supported by infinite love.

Guided by the still small voice within, I choose to live an empowered life. With clarity, creativity, vigor and flexibility, I gracefully move through life’s experiences.

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.–1 Corinthians 16:23

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Thursday Thought: Guidance

From today’s Daily Word:

Divinely guided, I move forward with confidence.

Throughout each day, I have the opportunity to make many choices. From the friends I choose to the thoughts I think–everything is a choice, a manifestation of the unlimited possibilities before me.

As I prepare for an activity, I turn to God in prayer and give thanks for guidance and inspiration in making choices. I call on the inner resources at the core of my being to respond to any situation.

Although in any given moment it might appear that my choices are limited, I know this is an illusion created by my narrow human view. With spiritual eyes, I see infinite possibilities, and I make each choice with confidence and peace.

For the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.–Proverbs 3:26

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