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In response to Texas Governor Rick Perry call for a national day of prayer and fasting, thousands have gathered today in Houston, Texas to pray for our nation.
I love that I can participate in this prayer event from my home because: 1) the live web stream and 2) more importantly, that God can and will hear my prayers regardless of where I am.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Your works and character are so amazing that it boggles my mind. You are the one true God who created the heavens and the earth, who sustains all life and who establishes governments.
Lord, You have blessed our nation so much and we have taken those blessings for granted. You are compassionate, loving and slow to anger for which I am truly thankful.
I confess the sins that we Americans, including myself, have committed against You. Our currency has "In God We Trust" imprinted on it, but Lord, we have turned from You and have placed our trust in worthless idols. As a nation we have become deaf and blind to You and Your ways. We no longer value the things that You do.
Forgive us, Lord, for rebelling against You. We need You, Lord Jesus. Open our ears so we will hear You. Open our eyes so we will see You all around us. Soften our hearts so we will humble ourselves before You. Cleanse us from all unrighteousness so we may be blameless in Your eyes and so we can reflect Your glory to the lost of the world. Give us a willing spirit to obey You regardless of the cost. Renew within us a right spirit so we will be just and faithful. Incline our hearts to You so will seek You and Your wisdom. I pray that our nation will return to You and that You will grant us favor.
In Jesus' name, I pray.