Thursday, May 03, 2018

Morning by Morning, May 3 - National Day of Prayer

Good morning, Lord Jesus. O Lord, my God--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--You are holy and You are here--here in my heart and here in every moment of my day.  ... 

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.... Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You" (Psalm 33:12-22 NKJV). 

Let Your mercy be upon us, Lord--upon the people of our nation and the nations of our world. We need You. So move in our hearts to seek You, to humble ourselves before You, to call on Your name and turn from our sins and embrace Your ways. Let our rule of law be just and fair. Let our attitude of heart be welcoming and kind, loving and strong. Let our state of mind be the mind of Christ--standing firm in the truth, but also speaking and living the truth in love, sacrificially and courageously for the sake of all that is right and true. And "let (our) light so shine before men, that they may see (our) good works and glorify (our) Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:16 NKJV). 

This is my prayer for my nation and for the nations of our world. Just as Daniel stood in the gap to intercede for his land, so I join in prayer with all those who humble themselves to pray for our land on this National Day of Prayer:  "We do not present our supplication before You on the ground of our righteousness, but on the ground of Your great mercies. O  Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, listen and act and do not delay! For Your own sake, O my God, because Your city and Your people bear Your name!" (Daniel 9:18-19)  In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

My friend, I join in prayer with you and all who love our nation to the Lord our God to hear and move in our hearts and our land, to be a shining light in our world, in Jesus' name! God bless you, my friend! 

Tommy Hays' 365 Day Prayer Devotional
Morning by Morning, 2nd Edition
"A Deeply Intimate Journey with Jesus"


Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out
Pastoral Director | Rapha God Ministries
4 Dominion Drive, Building 1
San Antonio, Texas 78257

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