My Grace-Full Life

3.15.20 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A National Day of Prayer

TODAY’S SIGNATURE VERSE ••• Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16 ESV)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• President Trump has declared today to be a National Day of Prayer. And goodness, we need it. For today’s post, I’m copying/pasting from the Christian Broadcasting Network’s article, “President Trump Declares This Sunday a National Day of Prayer: ‘Turn Towards Prayer in an Act of Faith.’” This is an except they shared from the Southern Baptist’s Convention’s statement on a day of prayer:

  • Ask God, in His mercy, to stop this pandemic and save lives—not only in our communities but around the world, particularly in places that are unequipped medically to deal with the virus. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
  • Pray for President Donald Trump and other government leaders—international, federal, state, and local—to have the wisdom to direct us in the best courses of action for prevention and care. (Romans 13:1–4)
  • Scripture says—teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in this moment of fear as the foundations of what we know are shaken, that others would realize how fragile life is and how real eternity is, and they would see their need to turn to God. (Psalm 90:12)

Those Scriptures, in case you don’t have time to look them up, are:

ISAIAH 59:1-2 — Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

ROMANS 13:1-4 — Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.

PSALM 90:12 — So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Today, as you pray, thank God that He knows the outcome of all of this. Praise Him that none of it is a surprise to Him. Pray for our nation and the world. Ask the Holy Spirit to use this situation as a way to draw people closer to God.

PRAY WITH US ••• A couple of weeks ago, I announced an online prayer group. Details are below. Please feel free to join. We are praying tonight at 8 PM EST.

SHARING ••• Please share with others! Visit www.MyGraceFullLife.com to read past blogs. Download a free Bible-In-A-Year Reading Plan when you subscribe! Join an online prayer group at www.facebook.com/groups/onlineandonourkneesprayergroup. ***Unless noted otherwise, all Scripture references are from the ESV translation.

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