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Month: November 2016

The Great Equalizer

Tom and I traveled all day yesterday without any info on the election. How pleasant it was.                                              Then we arrived at The Rotary House of MD Anderson Cancer Center where everyone here faces the real uncertainties of life and where even though we’ve never met, and come from all over the US and even the world, we look at one another, praying for each other in our spirit and we are instantly friends bound by our common illness.  Cancer is a great equalizer.             We could rant about cancer on FB but it would never make us well or whole.
Our country has a Cancer. “For we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Every single one of us has a spiritual cancer named sin and all of the political postings still being posted will never bring healing to our country. We each need the Great Physician if we are to survive and return to good or even excellent health. This should be the great equalizer that brings us together on our knees asking God’s forgiveness and pleading for His mercies on each of our own lives, for our present and future presidents, for our representatives, senators and judges.
How different our world would be if we would each heed the Word of God…
“No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 NLT

A Prayer for our Nation

Daniel prayed this prayer on behalf of his people during very stressful times. What if every Christian prayed this for the next 7 days leading up to our election and beyond?

Daniel 9:4 I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 5 we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. 6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.

7 “Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. 8 We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you. 9 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; 10 we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. 11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.

“Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. 12 You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. 13 Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. 14 The Lord did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.

15 “Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. 16 Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us.

17 “Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. 18 Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19 Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.”

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