Loyalty and the National Day of Prayer

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– Loyalty Day –

First celebrated as “Americanization” Day in 1921. Renamed Loyalty Day in 1949.
It’s a day to reaffirm your allegiance to the United States of America.
A day to release your inner patriot, wave the American Flag, say the Pledge of Allegiance,
and pray.

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 – National Day of Prayer

Our theme for 2014 is One Voice, United in Prayer, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight our theme, we’ve chosen Romans 15:6 as our Scripture for this year: “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Pray for America

Father, thank you for blessing American.
Thank you for the freedoms we enjoy.

Freedom:
to practice the religion of our choice.
to express our ideas and opinions in speech and written word.
to bear arms.
to equal justice.
to petition those in government.
to own property.
to live or travel anywhere.
to receive an education.
to organize and join groups.

We pray that You will protect our freedom.

Father, thank you for the blessing of Democracy.

Please help us to apply this blessing by
being informed voters and praying for our leaders.

Please protect those who hold public office—
our President and members of Congress,
national and local public servants.

Father, forgive us. We worship idols.
We love stuff, success, power, and popularity.
We are self-centered and selfish.
We are sorry and pray for Your forgiveness.

Father, we pray that You will help us to love You with
all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.
And love others as we love and care for ourselves.

Father, draw our children close to You.
Fill them with Your truth, grow their faith,
bless and protect them.

Father, grant us Your peace and heal our land.
In the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus,
and by the power of Your Holy Spirit we pray.
Amen.

Click on the links below to read some of my earlier posts on prayer.

Prayer Wrestling and Limping

The Five R’s of Prayer

A Dozen Verses to Inspire Prayer

Prayer Quotes for Patriot Day

10 Blessings to Pray for Teachers, Students, and Parents

Quotes for the National Day of Prayer

“Prayer is the beginning and the end, the source and the fruit, the core and the content, the basis and the goal of all peacemaking.” ~Henri Nouwen

“Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.” ~ Jonathan Edwards

“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.” ~Charles Stanley

“Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence.” W. S. Bowd

May God bless and heal our nation as we turn to Him in prayer.

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