Prayer Week: August 28, 2016

Bro. Tim Gamble is sharing a great weekly prayer.  Tim puts out some great preparedness content and I am grateful that he has allowed me to share his weekly prayer here.  You can find Tim’s preparedness articles by clicking here.

To visit Tim’s Prayer Page – click here.

In addition to continuing to pray for America, for the next few weeks I am throwing out a special prayer challenge each week to motivate folks to start praying for those people around you that you ordinarily might not think to pray for…

Special Prayer Challenge

Is there someone you know that, for whatever reason, you just don’t like? Is there anyone you are holding a grudge against? Maybe an annoying neighbor? Or a co-worker that took credit for something you did? Or a relative you have just never gotten along with? Or perhaps a friend that you had a falling out with? PRAY FOR THEM. Yes. I am asking you to pray for someone you don’t like. Pray for someone you think of as an enemy. PRAY FOR THEM.

First, in prayer, release any grudge you may have against them; release any anger, bitterness, or desire for revenge against them. Forgive them. THEN, ask God’s forgiveness for holding onto the grudge rather than forgiving them earlier. FINALLY, pray for God to save them, bless them, and show mercy on them.

This special prayer challenge may be very difficult for some, especially those not ready to forgive. But, it is how God wants us to treat others. Remember, too, that forgive does NOT mean to forget. If someone has harmed you, you can forgive them without allowing them the opportunity to hurt you again. Nor does forgiveness mean you must free someone from the consequences of their actions.

God In America Again, music video by Carman

Christian singer Carman Licciardello wrote and recorded this song way back in the 1990s. It is even more ture today. By the way, after a long battle with cancer, Carman is once again performing. You can follow him on Twitter at @CarmanTV. His website is and You Tube Channel is  Carman Licciardello.

For Forgiveness and Repentance of America (original version)

Save and protect, O Lord, these United States of America and have mercy on us. As a nation, we have turned our backs on you and have sinned. We have allowed our God-given liberties to be taken away. We have allowed the epidemic of abortion to fester out of control. We have allowed prayer to be eliminated from our schools, and Your Word and commandments to be banned from our public squares. We have allowed Your place in our nation’s history to be erased from our textbooks and our minds. We have turned our backs on Your teachings. We no longer look to You and Your Word for our standards of right and wrong, replacing those absolute truths with the whim of our own opinions.  We have allowed decadence and depravity of all sorts to become public and commonplace. Common decency has become a thing of the past. We confess these and all our sins to You and ask forgiveness for ourselves and our nation. Bring us to a state of true repentance – a returning to You – as both individuals and as a nation. We confess Your lordship over every aspect of our lives and our nation. Help us to follow You once again. Restore your mercy and blessings to these United States of America, and re-establish a hedge of protection around us. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.

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