Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Warfare Wednesday, Continuing To Pray
"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom." James 3:13
God has not forgotten our troubled nation.
God loves America, and all the beautiful people who live here. This is still the land of the free and the home of the brave. This is still a country where freedom is cherished and available to all.
This song this morning makes me look around, look at the world around me, and wonder what God has planned yet? God still has great plans for this country, It was God who allowed Barack Obama to be elected president, and I can't wait to see how God uses this man to show His glory.
Yet we still need to pray, we need to pray more than ever, as there is trouble within our country. There is unrest and people are not happy, nor are they afraid to share that they are unhappy. We need, more than ever, to continue to pray for President Obama- to pray for wisdom and understanding. And to pray for safety and protection, for the President, and for his beautiful family. We also need to remember to pray for Vice President Biden and his family. We may not see the vice president as often on the news or in the papers, but he still needs our prayers of wisdom and protection just as often.
And we really need to pray for our congressmen and women. We need to pray for our senators, and locally, we need to pray for the governors of our individual states, as I don't think there is any state in the union that isn't facing budget issues this year.
We need to be thankful, too. We need to remember to thank God for this beautiful country we live in, and thank Him for the freedoms that so many have fought for us to keep. It is amazing to live in a place where we can disagree with others, but where we can still work together to find a solution, and not have to fear for our lives.
And so today, I will continue to pray. I will continue to pray for our president, that God may bless him richly, and I thank God for his willingness to serve our country. I will continue to pray for our elected leaders, that God may continue to protect them, and protect our nation. And I will thank God for this country and for the freedoms we've been blessed with.