Daily Easter Devotion (National Day of Prayer) Thursday, May 1

Thursday, May 01, 2014 ­ Psalm 147:12-20; Exodus 16:10-22; 1 Peter 2:11-3:12 and John 15:12-27

Psalm 147:12-20 – 12  Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13  For he strengthens the bars of your gates;
he blesses your children within you.
14  He grants peace within your borders;
he fills you with the finest of wheat.

Today is the National Day of Prayer. A day many will gather to pray for our nation, its leaders from the national level, to state, to local, to city. It is also a day to pray for all those who help protect us and defend us.

I’ll be at the prayer service in Branson this morning and then help lead the service at the courthouse here in Forsyth.

Take some time out of your day to pray for our nation. The nation needs God’s protective and healing hands, God’s guidance and once again a command to follow God’s ways.

If you’d like, please share your prayer with me, I’d like to know your joys and concerns for our nation.

Let us pray. ……  Amen.

Here are some words from 1 Peter to guide us not only today but everyday.

1 Peter 2:11-3:12 – 11Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul. 12Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that, though they malign you as evildoers, they may see your honorable deeds and glorify God when he comes to judge.

13For the Lord’s sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of the emperor as supreme, 14or of governors, as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. 15For it is God’s will that by doing right you should silence the ignorance of the foolish. 16As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil. 17Honor everyone. Love the family of believers. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

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