My Grace-Full Life

5.7.20 Praise & Prayer Prompt: National Day of Prayer

TODAY’S SIGNATURE VERSE ••• For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14 ESV)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Today is the National Day of Prayer, an annual event that is observed the first Thursday of every May. Normally, events are scheduled all over the country for people to come together and pray.

For the last couple of years, I’ve gone to a Prayer Breakfast in my community and while arriving downtown at 6:30 in the morning is a challenge, it’s a rewarding and wonderful way to start the day. However, as you may have guessed, this year’s Day of Prayer is virtual.

The theme this year is, “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth,” and it’s based on Habakkuk 2:14, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

I don’t know if they preplanned that theme or if they changed it because of coronavirus, but it sure is appropriate. Today, I’m joining in the National Day of Prayer and hope you will too. The prayer is below.

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Lord, we exist to give You glory. We exist because of Your glory, and in Your glory, as our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. We give you thanks and praise for every breath and moment You have given to us. 

We repent of our sin; for the shameful things we have done against You and for our silence when we did not speak up to proclaim Your Name, profess Your Word, or protect and practice Your will. We ask Your forgiveness.

We pray that the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will spread across our nation and the entire earth as we seek Your Kingdom and righteousness; as we walk in obedience to You, and in humble unity, love one another. 

Jesus, the Bible says that You are “the knowledge of the glory of the Lord.” You have taught us to pray, commanded us to love, and commissioned us to share Your gospel of grace. Your glory fills our hearts and families, it overflows into our neighborhoods, workplaces, campuses, churches, entertainment, and media. 

We give thanks for our military and ask that Your glory would spread to, and through them as they preserve freedom around the world. 

We pray for our government, that all of our leaders and laws would be filled with Your glory, that they would magnify Your Holy Word and honor Your will and ways. 

We pray that Your grace and glory would spread to bring hope to the hopeless, and love where there is hurt and hate. 

God, use us as we pray your promise, that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” 

In Jesus Name, Amen!

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Learn more about the National Day of Prayer online at NationalDayOfPrayer.org

SHARING ••• Please share with others! Visit www.MyGraceFullLife.com to read past blogs. ***Unless noted otherwise, all Scripture references are from the ESV translation.

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