Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Prayer for our Politicians

I recently came across this email that adapts Psalm 27 to pray over our politicians. As Christians we are commanded to pray for those in authority so reguardless of your political persuasion this is Scripture that you can pray. I had a dear friend once who used to teach me what she called "old indian tricks".....things that might help but certainly wouldn't hurt. This would certainly fall in that catagory. It might help our political candidates but certainly won't hurt them.

Pray for: Singleness of Vision, Moral Clarity .....Psalm 27: 1a "The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?"

Fearlessness, Boldness ...Psalm 27:1b- The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?

Protection from Libel, Slander, Hatred, Persecution

Ps 27: 2- When (not "if") evildoers came upon me to deovour my flesh, my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

Confidence in Christ, a Guarded Heart

Ps 27: 3- Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear: Though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.

Priorities Devotions, Rest, Balance

Ps 27: 4- One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in his temple.

Deliverance, Favor

Ps 27: 5-For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

An Overcoming Spirit, a Higher Perspective

Ps 27: 6- And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Direction, Wisdom, Surefootedness

Ps 27:7,11- Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my moice, and be gracious to me and answer me...Teach me Thy ways, O Lord and lead me in a level path because of my foes.

A Release of Faith, an Expectancy of Good,

Ps 27:13- I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Strength, Courage, Endurance,

Ps 27 14- Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the Lord. And let Your kingdom come and let Your will be don.


Melli said...

**AHEM!** ... #11... Melli!

PopArtDiva said...

I loved your TT. I love useless facts, my brain waits for any useless information eagerly so it can replace important things like where I left my keys and what my phone number is with trivia.

Because of this habit of my brain I resorted to posting Links to 13 of my favorite Tiny Food Recipes and free recipe cards - Tiny Food is my name for appetizers and finger foods! - why? because I was hungry and that's all I could think of this morning!

Happy TT!

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