Thursday, May 2, 2013

National Day of Prayer Today!

My friend, Susan, went to Washington last weekend. She visited the House Chamber (where the President makes his state of the union address). There used to be a Bible that stayed open all of the time at the front of the chamber on a stand. The Bible is gone, and in its place is ... an encyclopedia!

Today is the National Day of Prayer! Let's pray for the United States! We need God's grace and mercy on our land, beginning in our own hearts.

"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." ~2 Chronicles 7:14

We are to pray for our leaders nationally and locally!

"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." ~1 Timothy 2:1-2

You can download a free prayer guide on how to pray for our leaders from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association here.

Let's all pray! If you are able to go to a National Day of Prayer event near you, go! I'm attending one in our state in just a couple hours.

My whole family cannot attend this year together, but I have wonderful memories of attending with strollers and our children in tow as we all attended the National Day of Prayer so our children would know how important it is to pray for our country (we were interviewed two years in a row by the local media and I was scared to death when the microphone was suddenly thrust in front of my face. I gained courage from the courage of Anne Graham Lotz who I had just seen who had been so bold for Christ! If it happens to you, God will give you the words and the courage!).

Let's stand together and pray all over America for God to heal our land and for us individually to each turn from our wicked ways, and to walk in Christ's ways. I'm in! Are you?
I'm updating this post with this photo since I just returned from the lawn by the legislature for the National Day of Prayer event in my state. We were asked to pray in small groups after our leaders prayed for specific areas of America's government leadership, the family, and for students. It was such a blessing hearing all those voices of all ages call out to the God of the universe simultaneously. I had just finished praying with my group and took this for you! If you have been unable to pray yet, join in now and lift up your voice to God for our leaders and our country for God to heal our land.

Walk by Faith,


  1. Good morning, Juana!! So glad to see your comment and your blog is a wonderful way to reset my thinking for the day! I linked up 3 posts. Thank you, too, for sharing yours at Deep Roots!

    1. Hi blessed Jacqueline!I love seeing that you came over while I was out;-) My Mary is in the next room singing with her voice teacher. I wish you could hear what I am hearing, tears are not falling, but my heart is so happy right now (her teacher is playing the piano as Mary sings) I just added a picture of people praying to today's blog.

  2. Well said! Couldn't have said it better.

    I mourn the loss of the Bible and the "replacement" encyclopedia. What a shame! What a statement of our culture's position. Have mercy, Lord, have mercy!

    1. Hi Jennifer. Thank you for taking time to leave a comment. May we each allow God to do the work in our own hearts He wants to accomplish, and let's bind our hearts together to pray for our nation in the name of Jesus!


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