During the Civil War, a friend of Abraham Lincoln was a visitor at the White House.
"One night I was restless and could not sleep.... From the private room where the President slept, I heard low tones. Instinctively I wandered in, and there I saw a sight that I have never forgotten. It was the President, kneeling before an open Bible. His back was toward me. I shall never forget his prayer: 'Oh, Thou God that heard Solomon in the night when he prayed and cried for wisdom, hear me.... I cannot guide the affairs of this nation without Thy help. Hear me and save this nation.'"
When the leaders of our country assembled to write the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin proposed that each session be opened with prayer. Franklin said,
"I have lived a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proof I see of this truth—that God governs the affairs of men."
Our nation is great because it was founded upon God's Word and prayer.
But today, prayer has been replaced by political intrigue, materialism, and a mistaken notion that our private and national affairs can be run without God.
However, here and there throughout America, voices are heard as individuals and groups begin to call on God in prayer. But this whole nation must be moved to prayer. So great are the needs, so grave is the sin, so tremendous the problems that it is imperative that we lay hold on God in prayer for our nation!
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Can Prayer Save America
There is only one way out, and that is up! If we do not turn to God, we will be overcome by the godless. It is either revival or ruin! It is now or never! The answer will not be found by the UN or NATO. The answer will be found only when we call on God. Spiritual values must be restored. We must return to the faith of our fathers and to family prayer and the Bible.
But we cannot really lay hold upon a holy God until we come to know Him as our Father.
Then you can claim God's promise:
"If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" (II Chronicles 7:14).
Especially with the elections coming up in 2020, I think it's imperative that we pray for our country! Will you commit to pray for America? To learn more about what it means to be a Christian, checkout Explore Christianity.
Whether you are new to prayer journaling or it is old hat to you, this prayer guide is a great way to study several of the most impactful figures of the Old Testament. Pray for God’s perfect will in your life with Hannah, embrace His conviction with Samuel and David, and give Him your trust as the sovereign God that He is. This is especially helpful if you find that you often pray the same types of things. Use praise, gratitude, supplication and adoration as you complete this guide.
This is a 31-day devotional and prayer guide that takes you through the entire book of I Samuel. Each day you will spend time reading a passage from I Samuel. Then read a short devotion to reflect on what you saw in the Scripture, as well as a prayer prompt to guide you as you journal.
It's sleek, simple design is delightful to journal on. The devotions are designed to make you think more deeply about the Scripture passage and apply it to your life. Scripture is your guide as you journal your way through the book.
This Prayer Guide is a PDF (digital product) containing:
Read the accompanying post to the I Samuel prayer journal Seeking a Heart Like God’s,
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