Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Warfare Wednesday!

"God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea," Psalm 46:1-2

It's actually a fairly quiet morning over on the Presidential Prayer Team website today! It's birthday week at the White House, as President Obama has turned 48 years old. May God bless him abundantly and give him a wonderful year ahead. I know we pray a lot here at Warfare Wednesday for Godly influence and wisdom, but I think it's also important that we pray for the president's happiness and well-being. On a paper level, I can totally disagree with a lot of the things that have been going on in Washington. But on a human, more personal level, President Obama is a child of God! God loves him, and Jesus died just for him! I wish him all the best as he looks ahead to his 48th year of life, and I pray that God will become very real to him in the year to come. Only God can make his job as President of The United States easier.

It's also August, so this morning, I think we should also pray for the school system in our country. It's just not going so well. With budget cuts across the board, schools are letting teachers go in record numbers, and class sizes are increasing as a result. The quality of education simply cannot improve under these conditions. While we've made the choice to school our children at home, so many people cannot make that choice, and those kids going to public school deserve the best education that they can get. Somewhere out there, God has a solution for improving the schools in our country. I pray that it comes to the forefront and that this coming school year is a good one for students all over the country. May they be safe in their learning environments, and may God bless the teachers who sacrifice so much to educate the children of this country.

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