THANKSGIVING EVERY DAY:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

EVERY DAY IS THANKSGIVING DAY:
In America, once a year we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, and the fact that we do is a good thing.
However, for the Christian, thanksgiving is not a day or a season, but an integral part of every day life.
We have learned to be thankful everyday, in everything, and for everything.
Our God is so great, so gracious and so merciful that in Jesus Christ He is able to save us to the uttermost and to turn anything and everything around for our good.
So technically speaking every day is Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Thanksgiving Days!

SCRIPTURES:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Colossians 3:13 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Psalm 100:4-5 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless him, and bless his name 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | ELECTION DAY | 11/03/2020

PRAYING FOR SAFE ELECTIONS AND CLEAR RESULTS AFTER GOD’S WILL:

SCRIPTURE: Psalm 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. 7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Daniel 4:25b “… know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

THOUGHT: We are extremely divided in philosophies as a nation. Therefore, this election is extremely pivotal for this nation’s future and it is up to its citizens to understand what is at stake in their choices.

One group plans to return to a moral America based on its Biblical and historical foundations, with freedom and opportunity for all, while recognizing that all our gifts and blessings come from God. Another group wishes to continue its quest to move the country away from its Biblical foundations, experimenting with ideologies and philosophies that have historically led to the ruin of nations.

There is only one stand that we can take as God-fearing men and women.

PRAYER: LORD we ask Your forgiveness for how we have strayed. We pray for our nation as its citizen go to the polls on this final day of the election. We pray that, by this vote, the nation sends a signal to You and to its leaders confirming a commitment to Godly and Biblical values.

LORD, protect all citizens, residents, candidates and voters from bias, violence and retribution. We pray for a clear result so that there is no doubt about the outcome. Bring peace to our land, O LORD.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN! 

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | DAY 40 | 11/02/2020

PRAYING FOR GOD’S MERCY AND PEACE ACROSS OUR NATION:

SCRIPTURES: Leviticus 26:6a “And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid…”

Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Numbers 6: 24–26 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Isaiah 32:17-18 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;

Jeremiah 29:11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

THOUGHT: As you have joined with many others in repentance and prayer for the soul of America we now expect to see a movement of the hand of God. Only God can change the direction of this nation as we continue to participate by repenting and renouncing the sin that has taken hold.

We call on the LORD God, who is the only one who can do a work to turn this nation to righteousness and to bring this nation back to peace and harmony.

PRAYER: LORD, we repent for and renounce our sins, the sins of our families, the sins of our leaders and the sins of our nation. We ask in faith for Your mercy and forgiveness. LORD, this nation needs a new direction, or better, to return to its old direction in covenant relationship with You. LORD, please forgive us and restore us. We cry out to You as the only hope for this nation. In the Name of Jesus.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN! 

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | DAY 39 | 11/01/2020

PRAYING FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THE GREAT COMMANDMENT AND THE GREAT COMMISSION:

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 ¶ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

THOUGHT: Jesus taught that the bottom line concerning our relationship with God and His requirements is love. When we have learned to truly love God with our whole hearts, and to love and be concerned for others as we love ourselves we will have come to the place of right-standing  with God.

Jesus also commanded His disciples to tell the Good News of forgiveness and salvation in His name. While we tell them, we are also to lay hands on them to heal them, to deliver them of demonic obsession or oppression, and to teach them all things that He commanded.

PRAYER: LORD, we receive Your call to love You and one another. Please forgive us where we have missed the mark. Transform us and deliver us from all hindrances in our love relationship with You. Help us to see You as You truly are. Once we do, we can love deeply and without reservation. Once we establish a true relationship with You, and Your character dwells in us, then loving one another will no longer be a challenge.

LORD, we interceed for our nation. Love has already gone cold and every man or every group strives with another. Bring back the days of yesterday, when there was more love and peace in the earth. Help us, who call on Your name, to set the example by loving, blessing, doing good and praying for others.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN! 

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | DAY 38 | 10/31/2020

PRAYING FOR GOD’S PEACE OVER OUR FAMILIES AND OUR NATION:

SCRIPTURES: Romans 15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

THOUGHT: Our world and our nation are filled with turmoil, fear and strife at this time. The nation is divided on so many issues and many are taking things into their own hands without respect for the impact on their neighbors. Everyday the news recites a litany of horror stories that repeat themselves over and over. There seems to be no solution and it is all causing an increase in stress and anxiety for the average person.

The God who created us is Love, Peace, Joy and Hope. Turn to Him in faith, trusting and obeying Him and see that He will protect and preserve you through the present crisis.

PRAYER: LORD, it appears that our leaders are seeking solutions from everywhere but the source from where all true wisdom flows. We pray for an intervention from heaven upon the hearts of those persons who make laws and major decisions in this nation. Bring them back to You and to Your Wisdom and plan for this country. In Jesus’ Name.

LORD, we repent and renounce our wandering as a nation and continue to intercede for an intervention in the course of events to bring this nation back to You and to the issues You care about. Please give this nation hope, love, joy and peace. In Jesus’ Name.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN! 

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | DAY 37 | 10/30/2020

PRAYING FOR THE LORD OF THE HARVEST TO SEND LABORERS AND SHOW US OUR PART:

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

LUKE 10:1-2 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

ACTS 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

THOUGHT: Has the Gospel been preached to all nations? If not yet, it may be very close. The explosion of rapid travel and communication through technology have allowed the spread of the Gospel farther, wider, and deeper into previously unreached areas. Print, phone, radio, television, internet, satellite, and wireless have all been employed to fulfill the Great Commission. Yet within the “reached” nations there is still a great work to do.

As Jesus’ disciples, we are commanded to take the Gospel to the world. We must use the technology we now have in our hands to widen our influence in the world as we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

PRAYER: LORD, we surrender to Your call to take the Gospel to all nations. Give us wisdom, direction, and assistance as we lift our voice to proclaim the Good News.

LORD, this nation of immigrants is filled with people from all nations who may not really hear the Gospel unless they see it lived out. As we raise our voices here on our own shores, we also raise our living to be an example of Gospel teaching. Empower our living and our voices to proclaim Your love and Good News to all the nations of the earth. In Jesus’ Name.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN! 

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | DAY 36 | 10/29/2020

PRAYING FOR THE INTEGRITY OF LEADERS AND OF OURSELVES:

SCRIPTURES: Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Proverbs 4:25-27 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

2 Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

1 Kings 9:4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:

THOUGHT: The dictionary definition of integrity is the state of being complete or undivided. The integrity of our character means that what we say and do publicly integrates with what we say and do privately. Another way to say it is that the integration of our walk and our talk are seamless. This must be the position of each of us that name the name of Christ.

PRAYER: LORD, we ask Your forgiveness for all past times where we have been divided or have not taken a firm and principled stand for the things You care about. We commit ourselves to integrity of character and ask for Your help and power to bring it about.

LORD, we also pray for our leaders in the church, business and political realms. We recognize that there is strong temptation to induce them to break their sacred trust. We also know that there are deceptions to influence decisions by disguising them as something good. Give wisdom and the power of discernment to them and to us as we walk out our daily responsibilities with integrity. In Jesus’ Name.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN! 

ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURES:
Psalm 7:8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Ephesians 4:11-16 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | DAY 35 | 10/28/2020

REPENTING AND RENOUNCING PRIDE AND SELF-CENTEREDNESS OF OURSELVES AND OUR LEADERS:

SCRIPTURES: Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 16:18-19 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

2 Chronicles 32:25-26 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem.
26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

Ezekiel 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

THOUGHT: The epitome of pride is found in Lucifer who became the Satan. He desired to be like God and in fact wanted to replace God.
He saw himself as a ruler over subordinates rather than a servant to God, to other angels or to humanity. He thought of himself as wiser than God, his Creator, that he should be honored and worshiped, and so he rejected the counsel and correction of God. His pride led to his rebellion and his expulsion from the Kingdom of God. (See Isaiah 14:12-16; Ezekiel 28:11-19)

Pride is a result of a twisted way of thinking of oneself as superior and beyond reproach. It leads to deception and any other vice to advance and maintain its goal of superiority.
We must be sure to remain humble and rid ourselves of the evils of pride.

PRAYER: LORD, I humble myself before You today recognizing that Satan is the source of pride and seeing the evils that it has caused. I submit to humility and service in all my relationships with God and man. I repent for allowing pride to become a part of my life in any way. Forgive me for any time that I exalted myself above You or above my fellow men. Give me the grace to love mercy and walk humbly. In Jesus’ Name.

LORD, I pray for leaders in our nation that they will also recognize and repent for the evils of pride in politics, business, education, church and every faucet of our society. In Jesus’ Name.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN!  

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | DAY 34 | 10/27/2020

INTERCESSION FOR THE EQUIPPING OF CHRISTLIKE WITNESSES:

Isaiah 43:10a “Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen…”

Isaiah 44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

Matthew 5:14 & 16
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 10:19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit.

THOUGHT: As long as we are willing, God is able to equip us for witnessing in our sphere of influence and beyond. Our life, well lived according to God’s Word, is a witness which gives rise to opportunities to speak the truth of the Gospel and Salvation in Jesus Christ.
The equipping is by the Holy Spirit of God who fills us with God’s power, shows us things and teaches us how to reach those that are lost. His power, teaching, instruction and guidance are available as long as we don’t quench His activity or despise His fellowship.

PRAYER: LORD,  We surrender our thinking and open our spirits to receive the work of Holy Spirit. Help us to live in keeping with Your precepts and teaching. Empower us to walk out the life in Christ and to openly and boldly speak to others.

LORD, only You can change the heart and soul of this nation so that it will be open once more to hear the Gospel. Only You can prepare Your people to be ready for such opportunities. We pray that You turn us around. In Jesus’ Name.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN!  

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40 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR NATION | DAY 33 | 10/26/2020

INTERCESSION FOR A RESURGENCE OF LOVE, HONOR & FAITH IN GOD’S WORD:

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Psalm 119:11 Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Hebrews 4:12 For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Psalm 119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy Word is settled in heaven.

THOUGHT: The founders of this land had faith in God and in his Word. They saw the failings of Israel and the resulting punishments. As they prepared to enter this land, they made covenant with God that they would serve Him and honor and obey his Word. America rose to become the leading world nation in many respects.

Over the two centuries that have passed many other ideologies and faiths have risen up and captured the minds of the people, just like in the times of Israel.

We firmly believe that our nation must return to its roots of faith in God and His Word or we will continue to face problems in many areas of our society, leading to its utter ruin.

PRAYER: LORD, we pray for a turn about of the conscience of our nation and a return to You and to the knowledge of and value of Your Word. We pray that You will continue to raise up men and women who will champion Your Word and Your causes in the seven mountains or culture-shaping areas of influence over society—media, government, education, economy, family, religion, and celebration (arts and entertainment). In Jesus’ Name.

Turn us around LORD, that we as a nation turn back to the source from which we came. Let it be a Sovereign work of Your own hand to turn this nation around. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN! 

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