6 Days of Prayer for America – national boundaries

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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Nehemiah 1:3-4 (NLT)

“Things are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.”

When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.”

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“We will treat everyone living or residing in our country with dignity. We will be fair, just and compassionate to all. But our greatest compassion must be for American citizens.”

Donald J Trump (On Immigration)

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Prayer:

Creator God:

You made every tribe and nation on earth and gave them different cultures and languages; and you gave them places to live distinct from one another. All are loved by You; and one day all will bow before You and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

In Christ, You have broken down the spiritual walls that separate us; and yet, You have established tribes and nations with borders and governments that justice and peace might prevail and that all might prosper.

But now, Lord, all of that seems to have gone terribly wrong.

Our world is in the throes of chaos caused by corrupt governments and the violence of war; and millions of people have been displaced from their homelands fleeing for their lives. Ancient Christian cultures are being destroyed and western civilization is being overrun by migrant people – some deserving and some depraved.

National boundaries are being “torn down” and we are in “great trouble and disgrace.”

God Only Wise:

We desperately need Your wisdom, understanding, and sound judgement to understand how to protect our national boundaries from the depraved who would do us harm; while at the same time creating a legal, orderly immigration system to admit those who are deserving of American citizenship.

Lord God, help America to sort through these difficult issues:

+ Securing our southern border

+ Removing illegals who cross the border

+ Expelling criminal aliens by enforcing our current laws

+ Ending sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce our current laws

+ Enforcing all current immigration laws

+ Suspending the issuance of visas to any place without proven and effective vetting mechanisms

Gracious God:

Show us how to sort through these seemingly intractable problems in a way that treats everyone living or residing in our country with dignity. And in a way that will be fair, just and compassionate to all.

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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit – one God forever. Amen.

Morning Prayer: Wed, 02 Nov – Psalm 25:14; Jeremiah 31:20; Revelation 1:12-18 ~ walk with me

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening Sentence

I call all heaven to witness today that I have put on Christ.
I choose no other Lord than the Maker of heaven and earth.
This day I walk with Him and He will walk with me.

Reading: Psalm 25:14 (NLT)

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant.

Reading: Jeremiah 31:20 (NLT)

“Is not Israel still my son, my darling child?” says the Lord. “I often have to punish him, but I still love him. That’s why I long for him and surely will have mercy on him.”

Reading: Revelation 1:12-18 (NLT)

I am the First and the Last
I am the First and the Last

When I turned to see who was speaking to me, I saw seven gold lampstands. And standing in the middle of the lampstands was someone like the Son of Man. He was wearing a long robe with a gold sash across his chest. His head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire. His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice thundered like mighty ocean waves. He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came from his mouth. And his face was like the sun in all its brilliance.

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look — I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.”
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Prayer: Patrick (389-461) – a call to stand

I call on all heaven to witness today that I have put on Christ.
Watch over me and protect me:

+ In life’s choices and circumstances
+ In my coming and going, in light and darkness
+ In hesitancy and fear, uncertainty and rebellion
+ In testing and pain, in danger and doubt
+ In bearing good news, in breaking new ground
+ Alone and with others, be they friend or enemy
+ In carrying your light, in combating darkness
+ In healing and freedom and life-giving blessing
+ In comfort or challenge, to rescue and save
+ In all my beginnings, and at each ending

I call on all heaven to witness today that I have put on Christ.
Watch over me and protect me.
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“Walk with Me” – Jesus Culture

Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!