National Day of Prayer May 4th 2017
By: Sister Cindy Feeman
Hear us... Forgive us... Heal us! For the Glory of your great name!
Why not designate a special time of Prayer on May 4th and help bombard the heavens with prayer for our World, Our Nation, our leaders and for ourselves as citizens. as each year passes, this great Nation waxes more Evil. Things we haven't even imagined are now fabric of our society and it will only get worse. Our nation needs to repent... and what I mean by "nation" is you and I, citizens who have allowed the evil to prevail. we have fallen away as children of God in prayer and dedication to God. But we can start the change. We know that God is in control of all things; and we can see that this world is rapidly coming to an end. If the Lord should tarry His return, what kind of world will there be for the future generations?
But what do we pray? what can we say?
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, and I will forgive their sin and will HEAL THEIR LAND."
We must change, repent and commit, in order for our lands to be healed.
Below are excerpts from a prayer that Anne Graham Lotz prayed last year at the National Day of Prayer:
"We now turn to you as the God of our Fathers. You alone are our Hope for the future. If we as a nation do not get right with you, no one in Washington, or in our state capitols can reverse the downward spiritual spiral that has become a free fall and is provoking your judgement. We approach you now with fear an trembling, as we confess our National sins: we confess national addiction to sex. To money. To pleasure. To entertainment. To pornography. To technology. To drugs. To alcohol. To food. To television. To popularity. To ourselves.
We confess we no longer fear You, and thus we have not even the beginning of wisdom with which to handle the vast knowledge we posses. We confess our foolishness of denying you as the One true God, our Creator to whom we are accountable. we confess our greed, our arrogance and pride. We confess that we have become one nation under many gods, divided and polarized, with license to sin and justice that no longer follows the rule of law.
Therefore, we turn to you with tears of shame and a heart of fear for the judgement we are provoking. we repent of our sins. Please , God, do not back away from us. Do not remove your hand of blessing on us. As we return to you with humility and sincerity out of necessity and desperate urgency... please Return to us! Hear our Prayer. Forgive our sin and heal our land... In your great name... JESUS!"