(Some computer difficulties yesterday, thus a Saturday 'korner)
I received this from Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelism Association yesterday:
30 Days of Prayer for Our Nation
"Our country is in trouble -- and God is our only hope. America as we know it will not survive unless God's people call on His Name and ask for His intervention. Will we commit to fervently pray for our nation and its leadership?
PRAY WITH THANKSGIVING---
OUR NATION"S FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT!"
(Here are several of them):
"DAY #10: "Since the pandemic began people across the nation have suffered great losses: businesses, jobs, and - most costly of all - the lives of loved ones. Ask God to heal broken hearts, comfort the grieving, restore livelihoods, and provide for struggling families,
"The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!"
" DAY #12: Lockdowns and quarantines due to the pandemic have isolated people like never before. Loneliness has become epidemic, and suicide rates are rising. As many silently struggle on their own- including the sick and elderly - ask God to comfort the hurting, to move Christians to care for forgotten neighbors, and to give hope where there doesn't seem to be any.
"Even thought I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me."
"DAY14: Pray for all evangelistic ministry taking place in the U.S.; this year - especially online outreaches, as events and church services are postpones and cancelled.
"Pray - that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ." (Colossians 3:3)
"DAY 16: Pray for Christians in our nation who are suffering because they are standing up for their faith in Jesus Christ. Ask God to strengthen them and give them courage in the face of hostility.
"Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."
(I Corinthians 15:58)