"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Day of Prayer

"Blessed is the Nation Whose God is the Lord"
Psalm 33:12


Here's an excerpt from George Washington's prayer journal that has inspired me as I prepare this morning for this National Day of Prayer. May it remind us of our great need of Him, who first loved us!

“… Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the everlasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day, and all the days of my life. Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life.”

This morning at 11:30, I will be participating in the National Day of Prayer. Members of our church will be gathering down by the creek at Rufner Plaza, to join together in praying for our country. Won't you do the same this morning?

God Bless the United States of America!!!

4 comments:

Denise said...

Praise God.

Just Be Real said...

Laura thank you for the reminder. I am just now trying to catch up on some of my blogs. Thank you for your continued support of encouragement. Blessings to you dear one.

Autumn Mist said...

What a wonderful, and inspiring prayer! You may know that we have just had a General Election here, and prayer is vital for our nation at this time, too. Have a great day today.

Renee' said...

oooooooooooom you missed FF