Morning by Morning, May 7 - "Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord"
Good morning, Lord Jesus. Come into my heart and every moment of my day. ...
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance" (Psalm 33:12 NKJV).
Today is the National Day of Prayer in America. A day set apart by federal law in the freedom of our religion to freely express our faith and prayers wherever we are across this land. Today across America, people will gather in the public square and in the marketplace, around water coolers and kitchen tables, in church chapels and city buses -- wherever two are more are gathered in the name of Jesus -- to call out to You in the humility of prayer on behalf of our nation.
Though all will not pray and many may mock, no one can forbid us to pray; no one can forbid us to say the name of Jesus. It is our right. It is our heritage. It is at the heart of our identity and destiny as a nation: from the prayers of the pilgrims on the beach at Plymouth Rock, to the prayers of the representatives of the Continental Congress led by General Washington just before declaring our independence, to the prayers of nation called to pray and fast by President Lincoln during the Civil War, to the prayers we pray today from our heart, on our knees, across our land. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
As Your people who are called by Your name, we acknowledge in humility and in repentance on behalf of ourselves and our nation our failures and sins to be faithful to You. But we also seek Your face and Your grace to forgive our sins and heal our land, to restore us in our identity and empower us in our destiny (2 Chronicles 7:14). We cry out to You for Your Presence and power, in Your mercy and grace, to come awaken us and revive us again as one nation under God (1 Kings 8:28). May we yet fulfill our appointed purpose as a people in our time (Esther 4:14). In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
May the Lord our God hear our prayer, forgive our sin, and heal our land as we cry out to Him in prayer on this National Day of Prayer across our nation today, May 7, 2015. And may you experience an awakening and revival in your heart and in the heart of our nation, in Jesus' name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend!
Friends, thank you for your prayers for us last night as I shared a word of healing and hope with Max Lucado at the First Wednesday Service at Oak Hills Church, Crownridge Campus in San Antonio at 7 pm tonight. We also prayed for our nation to be guided by our God to fulfill our destiny. I join with you in those prayers today. God bless you!