Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Warfare Wednesday

"The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds." 2 Corinthians 10:4

Abigail has really been getting into astronomy this year at school. They've been studying the planets and learning about outer space and the space program, and it's just been wonderful to see her really take to it and want to learn more. As a result, in the past week, together we've been spending time exploring the NASA website and the NASA channel on our Skyangel. It was pretty remarkable to sit with my daughter and watch the astronauts in space do a spacewalk while we were watching live. And so this week, with space on the brain in our household, it seems only fitting that we spend some time praying for the astronauts in space right now. They are scheduled to undock from the space station today and will return home on Saturday. Let's pray for their continued safety in all their activities and that the space shuttle returns home without any incidences or troubles. I was Abigail's exact age and in third grade when I was interested in space, and that was the year the Challenger exploded. With prayer, our children don't need to experience that disaster in their lifetimes.

On the Presidential front, we will continue to pray for wisdom and guidance for the president and his team of advisers. President Obama also recently announced the creation of a Food Safety Working Group, which is a subject near and dear to my foodie heart. Let's pray for wisdom for this new group of people, that they can establish reasonable guidelines for food safety, and that they will be easily implemented all across the board. Let's pray that the guidelines will be such that even the smallest of businesses will be able to comply with little detriment to their business.

Last night President Obama addressed the nation for the second time in his Presidency (64 days in by the way). Let's give thanks for this president's willingness to take issues before the country that elected him our commander-in-chief, and pray that he will continue to be as forthcoming with his plans and his agenda. Today the president is meeting with members of the Democratic congress over his proposed budget. Let's pray for a peaceful resolution to their differences, and pray for wisdom for the whole situation. Let us pray that they will look to God for the answers, and not man, as man will always fail, and God is the only answer for a struggling economy.

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