Prayer: Week of Oct. 5, 2015

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.

 


What is wrong with America goes well beyond politics & economics. It is a spiritual sickness which infects the USA. No politician, no election, no piece of legislation, will cure spiritual sickness. We must appeal to a Higher Authority for that kind of healing. Please join together, praying for America.

 
1) Pray for the victims of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon

On Thursday, October 1, a mass shooting took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR. The murderer, acting alone, shot 18 people, killing nine, before he was shot and killed by police. The murderer asked his victims about their religion, shooting in the head and killing those who identified themselves as Christian, while shooting in the legs those identifying themselves as non-Christian.

More details, including a list of those killed if you want to pray for them by name, are available in the Wikipedia article Umpqua Community College shooting.

 

2) Please continue to pray for all four American hostages still being held in Iran

Please pray for God’s mercy and healing on the four Americans being held hostage in Iran. Pray for them to have the courage and strength they need to survive their ordeal. Pray that their captivity quickly come to an end, and that they return home very soon. Pray also for God to provide comfort and mercy to their families and friends. 

  • Saeed Abedini – the 35 year-old pastor, husband, and father of two, has been held prisoner in Iran since the summer of 2012. Abedini was visiting relatives and helping to establish an orphanage when he was arrested. UPDATE: Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, reports that Saeed’s Iranian captors have subjected him to new harsh interrogations, including using a stun gun on him, and are threatening him with new charges and an even longer sentence.
  • Jason Rezaian – a 39 year-old journalist working for the The Washington Post as their bureau chief in Tehran, Iran was arrested on charges of espionage and propaganda on July 22, 2014.
  • Amir Hekmati – the 32 year-old former US Marine was visiting his grandmother and other relatives in Iran when he was arrested in 2011.
  • Robert Levinson – now 67, went missing while in Iran in 2007. In 2010, his family received proof that he was still alive and being held prisoner. According to the AP, there is reason to believe that Levinson, a former FBI and DEA agent, was working undercover for the CIA at the time of his disappearance.

 

3) Continue to Pray for Forgiveness and Repentance of the United States

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.

Supporting Verse:If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” –2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) 

4) Pray for our Government Officials 

Save, O Lord, and have mercy upon all leaders, politicians, and civil authorities of these United States of America. I especially hold up to you the President of the United States, Barack Obama, his Cabinet and advisers; the Vice-President, Joe Biden; the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, as well as the Associate Justices; all Senators and Representatives serving in Congress; as well as all Governors, judges, state legislators, and local authorities. Grant them wisdom in their duties and decisions, and have them serve Your Will in all things. Block all of their plots and schemes that run counter to Your good and perfect Will, or that threaten the inalienable rights You have given to us.(Additionally, please feel free to pray by name for any elected officials at any level.)

Supporting Verse: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” – 1 Timothy 2: 1-4 (ESV)

5) Please Pray for the Church
Remember, O Lord, Your Church, which You purchased with Your precious blood – protect it, strengthen it, and multiply it. Keep Your Church in peace, and bring to naught all plots and threats against Your Church. Have mercy, O Lord, upon the whole clergy of Your Church, and grant them the courage, wisdom, and strength needed to boldly preach and do Your Will during these perilous times.  (Please also pray by name for your church, your pastor or priest, and fellow church members.)

Supporting Verse:Brothers, pray for us.” — 1 Thessalonians 5: 25 (ESV)  {Paul requesting prayer for Silas, Timothy, and himself.}

 LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT PATRIOTS’ PRAYERS!

 So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” –Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV)

Don’t let that happen to America. Be willing to “stand in the gap” on behalf of our land. Pray for America!

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