National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer. I hope that you had time to join other believers all over the national in praying for the United States, our families, and the world.

I called a prayer tonight because in addition to praying for our nation, I wanted to take advantage of the atmosphere of prayer that is present in the spirit realm right now. Our Father is always available to us. He is always open to our prayers, but while our hearts and spirits are bent toward Him because of the prayers we prayed for our nation, I thought why not take advantage of the residue of this day and call on the name of Jesus in corporate prayer for women. I’ve shared the prayer below:

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Father,

We gather as a group of your beloved daughters with humble and contrite spirits. First we offer you thanksgiving for the many gifts that you have given us. Our hearts are fully aware of your grace, your mercy, and the abundance that you have afforded us, so we’re grateful. We are a body of women who know that we serve a good God.

We repent of our sins. The sin of fear, lack of faith, and impatience. The sin of not believing wo we are in Christ because if we knew who we were, we wouldn’t be fearful. We wouldn’t lack faith. We wouldn’t be impatient. We would be a people who walked in confidence that you are rich in kindness.

God help us to know what even as we struggle in individual areas of our lives and even though we are sometimes pressed on every side by trouble, we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed but we don’t give up and quit.

I pray for our relationships. Those with spouses, children, parents and friends. Help us to remember your word, even as we deal with relationships that may be difficult, that WE are salt and light. Help us to not be weary in well doing. We WILL reap a harvest if we faint not. Help us not to faint Lord. Strengthen us.

Help my sisters to know that daily time in prayer with you and in Bible Study will strengthen them and draw them closer to you. That in you we have find comfort and peace.

Bless the marriages of my sisters. Bless our children. We proclaim that our children will grow up and not depart from your teachings. Where we have come up short as parents, you will take up the slack with your love. Your love covers a multitude of faults.

We seek the conviction of the Holy Spirit as we live our lives. We want to please you. We need to the Holy Spirit to speak to us and guide us. We desire the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Conviction is correction. It’s a way of turning us out of the path of sin. Help us to know that conviction is not condemnation. Release us from feelings of condemnation and ineffectiveness. We are your righteousness in the earth and there is no condemnation to those whom are in Christ Jesus.

Help us to walk in the truth of your word…that we are beloved regardless of who we are or what we’ve done simply because Jesus redeemed and restored us to a God whose image we bear. Thank you for your loving kindness. Thank you for your promises. Thank you for your grace.

In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Meditative Scriptures:

Ephesians 1:6-8

2 Corinthians 4:7-10, 5:7

Galatians 6:9

In His Service,

Rhonda McKnight

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