Thursday, May 6, 2010

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER


2010 Prayer for the National Day of Prayer

by Franklin Graham – 2010 Honorary Chairman

Lord,

We are thankful for the abundant blessings You have bestowed on America. Our forefathers looked to You as Protector, Provider, and the Promise of hope. But we have wandered far from that firm foundation. May we repent for turning our backs on Your faithfulness.

We pray that this great nation will be restored by Your forgiveness.

From bondage, You grant freedom.

Through Your own sacrifice, You offer salvation.

From the state of despair, You offer peace.

From the bounties of Heaven, You have blessed – not because of our goodness – but by Your grace.

You have given us freedom to worship You in spirit and in truth as Your holy Word instructs. May our lives honor You in word and deed. May our nation acknowledge that all good things come from the Father above.

President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that our nation should set apart a day for national prayer to confess our sins and transgressions in sorrow, “yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon… announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

“We have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our own hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own… we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us! It behooves us then… to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”

Help us to pray earnestly for our president and leaders who govern, that they will humble themselves and seek Your guidance so that everything we do will shine the light of Your glory in a darkened world.

May our prayers as a people and a nation be heard and blessed for such a time as this. We make this plea in faith, believing in the mighty name of Jesus our Lord.

Amen

I shall add my Amen to this prayer also .

Blessings,

~Myrna

14 comments:

  1. That is a good prayer, thanks for placing it here so we could pray along with you!

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  2. A wonderfully thoughtful reflection, TFS!

    Have a lovely weekend too.

    XOXO LOLA:)

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  3. Thanks for gathering us in a prayer we desperately need. I will add my prayers to all the others.

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  4. Thanks for sharing......God bless!!!

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  5. AMEN! Thank-you for sharing this awesome prayer with us.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  6. I don't know anybody I respect more than Franklin Graham. Thank you for sharing his prayer. We need to pray for our country like never before.
    Blessings & Happy Mother's Day.
    Charlotte

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  7. Thanks for posting this prayer for our nation. Amen and amen.

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  8. I'm proud to add my own, "Amen"!
    Sending wishes for a beautiful new week!!!

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  9. Thank you for Franklin's prayer! Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. Wonderful prayer, Myrna. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  11. One Nation under God we will always be. Rising up from the ashes we will stand! Thank you for reminding us all the importance of today, the importance of our vote and our voice!

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