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Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Call to Prayer

Did you know today is the National Day of Prayer?
Be sure to set aside some time in your day, to intercede on behalf of our beloved country.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  
2 Chronicles 7:14




"The Honorable Congress, having recommended it to the United States to set apart (the first) Thursday, the 6th of May, to be observed as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, to acknowledge the gracious interpositions of Providence; to deprecate (to pray or entreat that a present evil may be removed) deserved punishment for our Sins and Ingratitude, to unitedly implore the Protection of Heaven; Success to our Arms and the Arms of our Ally: the Commander in Chief enjoins a religious observance of said day and directs the Chaplains to prepare discourses proper for the occasion; strictly forbidding all recreations and unnecessary labor."   
~ George Washington, First President of the United States


Prayer at Valley Forge

"To preserve our blessed land, we must look to God... It is time to realize that we need God more than He needs us...We also have His promise that we could take to heart with regard to our country, that 'If My people, which are called by My name shall humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.' 
"Let us, young and old, join together, as did the First Continental Congress, in the first step, in humble heartfelt prayer.  Let us do so for the love of God and His great goodness, in search of His guidance and the grace of repentance, in seeking His blessings, His peace and the resting of His kind and holy hands on ourselves, our nation, our friends in the defense of freedom, and all mankind, now and always. 
"The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America... Our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal.  Today we utter no prayer more fervently than the ancient prayer for peace on Earth. 
"If I had a prayer for you today, among those that have all been uttered, it is one that we're so familiar with:  'The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace...'  And God bless you all."   
~President Ronald Reagan, 1986

May we not take for granted, even for a single day, the immense freedom that has been hard-won at a such a great price, for us and for our children!

Wishing you a peace-filled day in this wonderful Land of Liberty.
Blessings,

3 comments:

  1. I miss Ronald Reagan and what he stood for.... If only we could have a president like that again.

    Love your prayer banner. So sweet.

    Have a good day friend!!! :-)

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  2. Thanks so much for those words! I'm posting this forward on fb :>) AND the banner is awesome!

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  3. sweeeeeet! Loving your new blog look!!!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Things are pretty busy around our house, so I can't always leave as many replies as I would like to. But please know that I look forward to reading every note you send my way - they brighten my day! Blessings,Collette

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