Got Prayer?

Salisbury Post- October 8, 2016

Lord, thank You for sending Your Son to die on the cross for us! Thank You for

conquering death! Thank You for our salvation!

You have everything under control. Nothing that happens surprises You. You

are all-powerful. You are all-knowing.

Thank You for choosing to allow us to pray and make our requests known.

And our prayers… can even change the world!

Lord, You said for us to pray in all things, to pray without ceasing, and to ask in

faith believing. In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, we are told that first of all, supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks should be made for all men; for

kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life

in all godliness and honesty. A quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and

honesty? How wonderful!

So… we pray.

We pray for the United States of America - a land that we love! God, help our

nation. We pray for our leaders, our upcoming election, our government, our

military, our citizens, our homes, our families, our workers, our schools, our

churches, our spiritual leaders, our missionaries, unity, safety, and oh, so much

more! Help us all, Lord, to remember and abide in the words inscribed on our

coins - In God We Trust!

We pray for those who are living in situations that need deliverance from their

pain - whether it be from sickness, addiction, trapped in sin, abuse, depression,

discouragement, wayward children, homelessness, hunger, poverty, grief,

imprisonment, family concerns, and other difficulties - many of which are often

not verbalized to others, because the pain may be too overwhelming.

Lord, be at work in every heart and heal in every circumstance. Hold us,

Jesus. Give us strength. Give us peace. Give us hope. Give us comfort.

Raise us up, Lord. Help us to boldly proclaim the Gospel to the world, knowing

that time is short. Help us to love others as You love us.

Thank You, Lord, for 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, that tells us that You will

descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the

trump of God: and the dead in Christ will rise first: Then we which are alive and

remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet You, Lord, in

the air: and we will ever be with You! What comfort those words bring us!

We pray that You convict and speak to the hearts of those who need to accept

You as their personal Savior. Help them to realize they cannot delay. Because

You, Jesus, spoke these words - written in red - in Revelation 22:20, “Surely I

come quickly.”

Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all.

Amen.

**Got prayer? Yes, we do! I believe it may very well be the greatest weapon in

our arsenal! And… we need to use it!

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