National Prayer Day11:52:00 AM
Today is National Prayer Day. I was reminded on Facebook of this day from fellow friends and family and thought as part of my devotion today I would remind myself and others the importance of prayer!
Join me today as I pray for the following...
:: Our world. Our country as well as many other countries in the world have experienced devastating natural disasters, raging wars, famine and severe poverty. Although we cannot physically stop these things from happening, nor can we possibly understand why some of these things take place... I do find rest in knowing that our God is a God of goodness, self control and all-knowing. So although I pray against natural disasters, war and other worldly afflictions, my main prayer is that people will turn to HIM before, during and after these things occur and that God's reign would be allowed to be seen publicly in the media.
:: Our country, it's leaders and the people. It's hard to watch the news these days without seeing all the negative things that are taking place. I pray for goodness to prevail among this country's leaders and people and that God would come back into the picture.
:: Each other. Lift your brothers and sisters up in prayer. I have found that sometimes amidst my own "darkness" there is nothing better to lift your own spirit than to pray for someone else in need. Jesus asked that we pray for our brothers and sisters. We should pray for those not out of obligation but out of love.