Thursday, May 03, 2007

National Day of Prayer 5-3-07

Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are "the King of the nations" of the earth (Revelation 15:3). Be King of my nation and my heart this day. ... "Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people" (Joel 2:15). Across America today, Your people who are called by Your name will answer the call to come and pray. This is a National Day of Prayer. And as we humble our hearts on behalf of our nation, we pray You will answer our prayers and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14). On capitol and courthouse steps, beneath prayer towers and church steeples, in parks and parking lots across our land, we will come together in the unity of the Spirit from all the traditions and streams of the body of Christ to call on the name of our God. We will come together in repentance and faith, tears and joy, proclamation and prayer, on behalf of the people of our nation and on behalf of the people of all nations. We will come as a foretaste and first-fruits of the day when Your Word will be fulfilled: "All the nations You have made will come and bow down before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name" (Psalm 86:9). Convict us and cleanse us of our sins as a nation; humble our pride and heal our hurt; restore us to our calling that we may yet fulfill our destiny as a people of God. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" (Psalm 33:12, KJV). On behalf of our nation and as far as Your grace will go, we proclaim our God is the Lord of our land. O Lord, hear our prayer. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Friends, I am humbled to know many of you who join with me in this journey of prayer each day are not Americans. But I ask you to join with us this day to pray for the people of America to know the Lord and obey His will for our lives and our nation. I pray the same for yours. In Christ, together from every tribe and tongue and nation, we are all the people of His "holy nation" (1 Peter 2:9). For the National Day of Prayer today, Thursday, May 3rd, I will be leading the state-wide prayer gathering this year on the steps of the state capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky at noon. In Lexington our church will lead a time of prayer at the Prayer Tower at noon at Centenary UMC, 2800 Tates Creek, 859-269-2800. Please join the prayer gatherings in your area If you are in the Ashland, Kentucky area, I will be preaching messages of spiritual renewal at Advance United Methodist Church this Sunday through Wednesday, May 6-9. Come join us if you can and pray for us if you can't. Come to The Fountain! on the 3rd Friday night of every month for our ministry's gathering of the body of Christ from every tradition and stream to worship the Lord in Sprit and in Truth. Come drink deeply from the Living Waters in the freedom of the Spirit. 7 pm in the chapel at Centenary. All are welcome. Call for details: 859-422-1794 Come to The Mountain! on Monday Nights for our ministry's weekly prayer for the peace of Jerusalem led by Doris and Bob McCray. 7 pm in the upstairs Community Room at First Southern National Bank on Harrodsburg Rd. in Lexington. All are welcome. Call for details: 859-422-1794 To subscribe/unsubscribe, please send a note to me at Messiah Ministries -- -- "Ministering the Healing Love of God ... Preparing the Way of the Lord." 2800 Tates Creek Rd; Lexington, KY 40502 Daily Archives: