Jul 21, 2014 |
Family Life Report 5-2-13
"Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you today on this National Day of Prayer confessing that our nation is in dire need of a spiritual revival. Lord, as believers in you we realize that you said that the world would hate us because it hated you. That truth seems to be happening more and more in the culture in which we live and seek to be light.
We're seeing sin glorified in so many arenas; we're seeing the institution of marriage between a man and a woman that you ordained being vilified; we're seeing the killing of innocent unborn babies becoming more prevalent and gruesome with each passing today; and we wonder how long? How long Lord before your wrath is poured out on a nation that has forgotten you; how long before men and women in public office who blatantly oppose your Word are brought to their knees in the presence of a holy God; how long before your people turn from their wicked ways and humble themselves and confess their sins; how long Lord before you bring a spiritual revival that is so desperately needed.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the privilege of the freedom that we have in Jesus Christ: freedom from the penalty and the chains of sin; freedom from the guilt that sin brings; freedom to live a life that is pleasing to you. We thank you for the assurance that our lives are in your hands and that you desire to use us as salt and light in a world that so desperately needs you. It is our prayer Lord that your will will be done in our lives; that as we commit ourselves daily to you and obeying your Word, that you will use us in ways that will bring glory to you.
Lord, we love you and we desire that your love shines through us as we confront the evil in our world with the love of Christ. May your Spirit have free reign in our lives as we daily surrender to your will. May you use us to bring about spiritual healing in our land, and we will be quick to deflect all glory to the One that we serve - our Savior Jesus Christ. In His name we pray - Amen!"