Archive for May, 2013

Memorial Day 2013-Honor Our Soldiers

As we begin this Memorial Day weekend, I want to take a moment to thank the brave men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces and who are serving today. My father, Charlie Fegins, served at Pearl Harbor during World War II and was on the USS New Orleans when the attack occurred. He survived and came home. He was awarded a World War II Victory Medal. I want to thank those who have sacrificed their lives in service to their country and never came back home alive.

Last year I remember watching 60 minutes as the show reflected on the heroism of our soldiers. It also exposed the many issues of mental, emotional and physical issues our veterans face ;as well as homelessness. My heart was touched as well as broken. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D writes about how many veterans have come home “morally injured” and struggle to overcome homelessness, mental issues and other struggles ,which this nation must more effectively address. I prayed at home alone for our soldiers while watching 60 minutes.

Again I thank the men and women soldiers for their service and their sacrifice. Like Senator Carl Levin stated “it’s absolutely essential that we honor our commitment to provide them with the very best care and support available. They’ve fought for us, and we need to keep fighting for them.” Senator Levin further stated “Around the world our troops are carrying out a broad array of challenging and dangerous missions. Wherever they are stationed, our troops and their families deserve our gratitude for their selfless service and their sacrifices”.

As you enjoy this holiday with friends and family take time to give thanks to God for our veterans who have served our country and for those on active duty who serve today. To our men and women in harm’s way, our prayers are with you. Take the time to pray for the veterans and their families who suffer physical and mental aliments and those who may be homeless. Pray for the protection of our soldiers serving around the world and at home in the United States. Pray as follows:

• Pray for those who have lost a loved one in battle. These grieving families have paid the ultimate price. Ask that God’s comfort would be upon them in a special way .
• Pray for our wounded service members and their families. Pray for mental and emotional healing as well as physical healing. Pray they obtain the necessary medical and other services they need and deserve.
• Pray for divine protection and guidance for our armed forces. Ask God to intercede for military chaplains and loved ones at home.
• Pray for the courageous troops, and their families, who are actively serving our country each day , not only at bases around the world, but also here within our borders. Our soldiers daily place themselves in harm’s way in order to defend the way of life we hold dear as well.
• Pray the Lord’s protection will go before them.
• Lift up the chaplains stationed around the world, along with the Christian servicemen who unofficially fulfill a role of spiritual leadership.
• Pray for discernment and protection from the United States’ enemies that are among us, even as others plot against us from afar.
by Linda Fegins 2013

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Prayer Book Project- —Write Your Vision by Linda Fegins

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Prayer Book Project
The Lydia Circle of Global Christian Business Women, Global Missions Prayer Force and Faith At Work Ministries International (FAWM)
Invite you to share your story about the Power of Prayer
Become a published author

“And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may (be able to) read it…. “(Habakkuk 2: 2 AMP Bible)

Title: The Prayerbook Project: Celebrating the Power of Prayer in our Lives

Submission Deadline: August 15 by email
Email to obtain Submission Guidelines


Word Count:

300 to 1500 words. Send a 50 to 100 word bio and a jpeg photo. 12 font. Microsoft Word.

All work must be the original work of the author and published first in the project.

The Lydia Circle, Global Missions Prayer Force and Faith at Work Ministries are excited to announce the opportunity for you to share your true stories, poems and testimonies about your prayer experiences and become a published author in our book.

I know each of you can testify as to how God has answered prayer. So why not write your story or provide an article to encourage and empower others and to glorify God .The purpose is to show how the power of prayer works in your life, to motivate and to encourage others to make prayer a daily part of their life and to glorify God!

Accordingly, “The Prayer Book Project” is a collection of true short stories, articles or testimonies about the following: your experience in learning to pray, experience on the prayer line, experience on the prayer boot camp, how God answered your prayer in adverse circumstances or in life’s stressful moments, how God’s ‘no” answer was a blessing and the best answer in a situation, the power of praying in unity, and how prayer changed you in a situation. The story can be funny or serious.

Who Can Be a Contributing Author? Men, women and children-All are invited. Share this with friends and your ministry.

Submission Deadline:
August 15 Email to


Yes there will be. If interested write

Author Benefits

• The opportunity to become a published author and to submit a short author bio that can include your website to promote your business.
• Each author will retain the copyrights to their own material. You are providing permission for the use of your story or article in the book.
• Retain reprint rights of your own work.
• The best thing to authoring your own book and at a minimal cost.
• Your original story will be professionally published in a book.
• The opportunity to list your name and website with a short author bio.
• A complimentary copy of the physical book. (Yes , you can order more and sell it).
• Contributing authors are welcome to sell the book on their own.
• Another stream of financial revenue where you determine your results.
• Co-authors behind you promoting and marketing the book to their audience.

Email address: For more specific information and for answers to questions regarding the Prayer Book Project only.
Send name, email and telephone.

Minetta Hare: Visionary of the Project as well as Founder of the Global Missions Prayer Force, Lydia Circle and Faith at Work Ministries
Beverly Jordan: President of Lydia Circle

The Lydia Circle for Christian, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any contributing author application and/or work submitted to The Prayer Book Project.

Submission Deadline: August 15
To obtain Submission Guidelines-email

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Global Day of Prayer- Pray on one Accord for the World

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14 May 19 2013 Global Day of Prayer Today Sunday

“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together In one place” – Acts 2:1

Today and this week- Pray for the healing of the nations. Pray for the world. Select a nation to pray for Read about the nations and pray for its concerns. It’s biblical.
Pray with a vision of repentance and hope.

“In Isaiah 56:7 God calls His church to be a house of prayer for all nations! Therefore His call throughout the ages was to pray continually (1 Thess. 5:17). It is prayer that connects us with God’s heart for a broken world and ignites and inspires us to go and be the answers to our own prayers by loving His world and gathering the harvest.”( See source of content below)

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United by a Prayer for the World, Christians from all over the world, from different cultures and denominations, from many diverse streams will gather in their homes, or where appropriate, assemble in stadiums, public auditoriums and open squares and many will devote portions of their Sunday morning Service to united prayer.

Pray with the same vision of repentance and hope. As at the first Pentecost, we’ll worship God openly in Christ’s name and pray for the healing and blessing of the nations. As much as possible, we are seeking to gather in places beyond the walls of our church buildings. Pray at block clubs. Prayer walk your neighborhood.
On this day we are all praying WITH the world as we pray FOR the world.

A Prayer for the World

A Prayer for the World

Almighty God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
We gather with believers all over the world,
to glorify You as Creator of heaven and earth.
You alone are holy and righteous.
We submit to Your authority.
We praise and adore You alone.

Father, we honour You
Lord Jesus Christ, we honour You
Holy Spirit, we honour You

Our Father in heaven,
Thank You for loving the world so much
that You gave Your only Son, Jesus Christ,
to die on the cross for our sins
so that we could be reconciled to You.
Fill us with your love as we faithfully intercede for the lost,
the hopeless, the helpless and the world.

Thank You Father, for adopting us into Your family.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You died on the cross and
redeemed us to the Father by Your blood.
You are Head of the Church
and Lord of all heaven and earth.
Let Your kingdom be established in every nation of the world
bring transformation among peoples of all tribes and languages
so that righteousness and justice will prevail.
May Your Name be great, from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Jesus Christ, You are Lord of all.

Father of mercy and grace,
We have sinned.
Our world is gripped by the power of sin.
Our hearts are grieved by injustice, hatred and violence.
We are shamed by oppression, racism and bloodshed in our land.
We mourn all loss of life in murder, war and terrorism.
Our homes are broken and our churches are divided by rebellion and pride.
Our lives are polluted by selfishness, greed, idolatry and sexual sin.

God of mercy, forgive our sins.
Pour out Your grace and heal our land.

Spirit of the living God,
Transform Your Church into the image of Jesus Christ.
Release Your power to bring healing to the sick,
freedom to the oppressed and comfort to those who mourn.
Fill us with compassion
for the homeless and the hungry
for orphans, widows and the elderly.
Give us wisdom and insight for our world’s problems
to use the resources of the earth for the well-being of all.

Holy Spirit, guide us and lead us.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You destroyed sin, conquered death and defeated Satan.
Remove the veil of darkness that covers the peoples.
Restrain the evil that promotes violence and death.
Deliver us from demonic oppression.
Break the hold of slavery, tyranny and disease.
Help us to tear down strongholds and ideologies
that resist the knowledge of God.

Almighty God, deliver us from evil.

King of Glory,
Come and finish Your work in our cities, our peoples and our nations.
From all continents and islands we cry:
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Be lifted up ancient doors
so that the King of glory may come in!

Come fill the earth with the knowledge of Your glory
as the waters cover the sea.
The Spirit and the Bride say:

Amen! Come Lord Jesus!

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Christians with Pervasive Issues Virtual Book Tour with Annie Brown

Book Title: Christians with Pervasive Issues
Genre Christian Non-Fiction


About The Book

Even as a faithful Christian, there may be times when you feel that there is no hope of escaping issues and themes in your life that ensnare and trip you up time and time again. When a certain pattern of behavior or type of suffering has been following you all your life, it’s hard to believe that you can ever escape from it. Christians with Pervasive Issues shows us that every child of God can be delivered from issues that cause them to be a victim, rather than walking in victory. In compassionate, no-nonsense language, Annie Brown demonstrates that with genuine repentance, using God’s principles, and the right counseling/support, you can overcome anything. Christians with Pervasive Issues gives you the ray of hope you need in order to heal your life, and get closer to God.

About The Author


Annie Brown is the mother of four adult children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She is a licensed minister and social worker. As a social worker, Annie works the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual’s life. It is Annie’s desire that Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts.

Annie Brown”s Answer to Questions

Describe yourself for our visitors.

I am a God-fearing Christian who believes that a balanced life is important. I am a person who believes in helping others.
How do you find time to connect with God?
I make time for prayer, meditations, and studying the Word of God. I understand the importance of a dedicated prayer life and spending quality time meditating, studying, and having a dialogue with God. Since I am on the road everyday going to visit my patients, I utilize some of that travel time to commune with God.

Describe the importance of prayer and intercession in one’s life?

To me prayer and intercession is part of the essence of who I am…I realize that outside of God I am nothing and to be in fellowship with God it takes communing with Him daily. Prayer changes things is not just a saying but a truth I have learned to embrace in every part of my life…Also to be successful in life I understand that we are required to stand in the gap for others…I really believe that to pray for others I will be healed whether it is physically, mentally, emotionally, and etc…

Tell us about your current book?

Christians with Pervasive Issues is self-help book. The main focus is forgiveness. We have a need to present ourselves to God in humble submission and ask God to forgive us and deliver us. With God forgiving us in mind we need to understand that God forgives us when we come clean and not try to hide behind our issues and use excuses for unholy behaviors.
How did you come up with ideas for this book?
This book was inspired by God. I had never given any serious thought to writing a book because I felt inadequate to do so. However, when one learns the voice of God then we will know when God is speaking and when God spoke those words about Pervasive Issues, I definitely knew it was God, and not me. I share in the book that I did not even know the meaning of pervasive. And believe me, I tried to ignore the command to write, but when God has something for us to do, He will allow us to wander around in the wilderness and when we finish wandering God’s instructions will not have changed.
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
I want readers to learn that forgiveness brings freedom. If we need to forgive others or ask others to forgive us, we need to get whatever the issue resolved before the end of life. As a hospice social worker, I have witnessed so many people being agitated and restless. These persons cannot get comfortable and they continue to say they are in pain but no amount of medication can reduce emotional pain. It is as though, those issues that have been unresolved rear up and say “you thought I was gone but I am not so peep-a-boo”. The sad thing is that sometimes a person’s cognitive abilities to process matters are gone and it takes spiritual discernment and special skills to be able to dig under all that rubberish to find what the issue is so that person can find peace.

What did you learn while writing this book?

I learned much more about patience and the need to wait on God.

What did you hope to accomplish with this book?

My greatest desire is that people will take care of their unresolved issues before the end of life so that the transition will not be cluttered with emotional pain and agitation because there is no inner peace.

When you’re not writing, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare time….I could ask, what is that ?…..but on a serious note…I love to spend quality time with my family and friends. I enjoy cooking and I like quiet time. There is nothing like taking “me” days when I stay in my pajamas and do nothing of importance which I have learned to do in my senior years.

The Meaning of Pervasive Issues
I WAS GETTING ready for work and suddenly the words “Pervasive Issues” were dropped into my spirit. Can you imagine someone who is not normally a morning person having something so important to deal with? I could not even think of the meaning of “pervasive,” so I could not comprehend what was being said to me. I went on to work, but it did not leave me. I shared what had been dropped into my spirit with my co-worker who is an encourager. He gave me a push to pursue the message the Spirit was conveying, and to understand what God wanted me to write. I could not begin until I did some preliminary homework. I had to figure out what part of speech that “pervasive” was. “Pervasive” is an adjective, which served as a modifier to the noun (issue). Merriam-Webster Dictionary defined it as “spreading through every part.” If an issue is pervasive, it permeates the whole of something. Pervasive issues need to be dealt with within the Body of Christ.

Book Excerpt
A Remedy to Get to the Root of the Problem
WHAT IS NEEDED is that the people of God “must” clean out their secret compartments and confess that they need the Lord to deliver them. Confession is made unto salvation (deliverance). If we confess our faults, the Lord is faithful in forgiving us. You may ask, “Why do I have to confess if I was not responsible for what happened to me?”
The issue then becomes whether you have forgiven the person that caused me this harm. If there is no forgiveness, then you become a victim twice: a victim of circumstance, and a victim of bondage. This can be in some ways more dangerous than cancer. This will always be eating away at you. With cancer, at least you know what is going on in your body. Being a victim of circumstance and having an unforgiving heart bring torment. This torment becomes a part of you in such a way that it eats through your mind, destroys your inner peace, and puts your soul in jeopardy because it becomes a heart matter of sin.

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10 Days Praying Toward Global Day of Prayer May 19


10 Days of Prayer Leading to Global Day of PrayerMay 9 – 18, 2013
Beginning on Ascension Day, May 9, 2013, it is expected that millions of Christians will find ways to pray night and day throughout the ten days leading to Pentecost.
Discover creative ways to gather for extended prayer during these ten days. Look for how the Holy Spirit may give you fresh ways to pray with family and friends. Many will form prayer chains . Others will meet for an hour or two of focused prayer each day. Some will be fasting.

Take this time to pray with your family. Set aside 10 minutes to pray with the children.
Take 10 minutes to pray on your job.
Pray daily the following prayer points

Pray Globally, Gather Locally

“I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth”

Isaiah 62:6-7

The 10 Days preceding the Global Day of Prayer create an excellent opportunity to unite in prayer with millions around the globe based on Acts 1 & 2

Day 5 : 13 May 2013
Convict us!


[Jesus said:] “When He [the Holy Spirit] comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.” John 16:8


• For anointed teaching and preaching to pierce the hearts of unbelievers, hard-hearted sinners and backslidden Christians and bring them to repentance
• For the world to experience God’s kindness through a Church who loves unconditionally, without judgment, criticism or arrogance
• For Christians to deny themselves, to submit and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit

Read and meditate on Acts 12,13 and 14


Day 6 : 14 May 2013
Comfort us!


[Jesus said:] “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper [Comforter].” John 14:16


• For strength, perseverance, grace and joy for Christians who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ
• For the salvation of the interrogators, the politicians, religious leaders and the judges who order persecution of believers
• For Christians to persevere when subjected to all kinds of suffering, poverty, oppression, mocking, injustice, sicknesses, etc. for the sake of Christ and His kingdom

Read and meditate on Acts 15,16 and 17


Day 7 : 15 May 2013
Unite us!


[Jesus prayed:] “…that they may all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.” John 17:21


• For a deep work of the Spirit to join and reconcile the hearts of believers across races, languages and cultures to become one new man in Christ
• For the Church to bear with one another in love, to eagerly maintain unity and to really become one Body, one in Spirit, one in hope, one in faith, with one Father and one Lord
• For the Church to unite in finishing the task of World Evangelism, to share resources and to appreciate the different callings and gifts God placed in the Body of Christ

Read and meditate on Acts 18,19 and 20


Day 8 : 16 May 2013
Deliver us!


[Jesus said:] “I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God; that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” Acts 26:18


• For Christ’s victory on the cross over all the power of Satan, demonic principalities and spirits, to be boldly and fearlessly proclaimed to all people groups, languages and nations
• For people to be delivered from bondages, for covenants made with spirits of death and destruction to be annulled and for lies to be exposed
• For divine revelation of the truth concerning Jesus Christ to those who are in any form of idolatry, secularism, atheism or deception

Read and meditate on Acts 21, 22 and 23


Day 9 : 17 May 2013
Teach us to pray!


[Jesus said:] “…will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night?” Luke 18:7


• For the Church to believe that we have a God who answers prayer and persevere in supplication and thanksgiving
• For understanding of how to wait on God for His counsel and how to unite in prayer with the Holy Spirit in His intercession
• For the Church to understand the urgency of the times, to lay aside all hindrances and to confidently draw near to the throne of grace to plead for grace and mercy for ourselves, our communities and the nations of our world

Read and meditate on Acts 24, 25 and 26

Day 10 : 18 May 2013
Set us apart!


“While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me…” Acts 13:2


• For the Church to be obedient to the call of the Holy Spirit to send labourers to the harvest fields
• For the spiritual, emotional, physical and financial provision and support for those who heeded the call and are serving in any cross-cultural setting
• For doors to open in countries hostile to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for workers to be granted long-term visas and jobs, and for divine appointments to share the Gospel

Read and meditate on Acts 27 and 28


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Talking to the Lord About Yourself: Selfless Prayer

Sometimes you need to steal away to commune with the Lord for yourself. Our guest blogger Minister Jacqui Showers’s article is entitled

“It’s ALL About You: Selfless Prayer ”

It’s All About You!

Selfless Prayer

Several years ago in a discussion with my sister and mentor, Portia (who since has gone to be with the Lord), who was telling me that she had reached a dry place in her life when it came to prayer. It seemed as though she had difficulty praying for others. Both of us found it interesting.

I’ve come to realize that there are times when you want to pray for others, but you can only pray for yourself. Oftentimes what we find ourselves doing is trying to force a situation when God is beckoning you to spend some quality time with Him. Stealing away for personal prayer with God allows you to find yourself all over again and gain the strength you need to fulfill the assignment God has for your life.

Jesus stole away to have personal time with God. When Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane He didn’t pray for anyone, but Himself. He asked God to allow the cup to pass from Him and he ended the pray surrendering His will to the will of God. There are things in our lives that appear insurmountable that it is hard to focus on anything else but our own needs. These are not so much selfish times as they are selfless times.

A selfish person will keep pushing themselves pouring out when they know they have nothing else to give. A selfless person realizes that it is time for them to pull away in order for them to become rejuvenated to endure to the end and to be able to effectively minister to others.

There are seasons when you go to call out for others and you find yourself calling out for yourself. There are seasons when that is all you can focus on is your own concerns and cares. Try as you may to pray for others, your circumstances and needs supersedes and take precedence over those of others.

You see, God instructed us to love Him first, then others and finally ourselves. Because he knew that there comes a time when you have to minister to your own personal needs. There comes a time when you have to turn your back on the cares of this world in order for you to get into the face of God. You will never become all God envisioned if you don’t spend that quality time with Him by yourself and on your behalf. During this time you are able to curl up in His arms and tell Him all your concerns and fears. It is during this time that your soul is being renewed to accomplish the tasks that he has set before you.

When we don’t make time for these special moments, we miss God and all that He has for us. It is in this intimate encounter with God that we begin to know ourselves and the will He has for our lives.

So, go ahead and pull away. Whether its in your prayer closet, prayer chair or wherever, pray for yourself. It is not a selfish act, but a selfless act when we go to our Father so He can pour into us in order for us to acquire the strength we need to fulfill the assignment. It is only then you can truly help someone else. Now, you can say, “It is not all about me, but it is about You (God and others).


Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray. Matt 26:36 (ASV)

After walking a little farther, he quickly bowed with his face to the ground and prayed, “Father, if it’s possible, let this cup {of suffering} be taken away from me. But let your will be done rather than mine.” Matt 26:39 (GW)

At that time Jesus went to a mountain to pray. He spent the whole night in prayer to God. When it was day, he called his disciples. He chose twelve of them and called them apostles. Luke 6:12-13 (GW)

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Phil 4:6 (KJV)


Father, Sometimes I want to cry out for you on behalf of others, yet I find myself discussing my own needs and concerns. It is not that I don’t care about others, but it is because I need more of you to strengthen me in order that I can go out and be an effective change agent for you. Bless me not to feel guilty about this time I so desperately need to spend with You. Teach me how to embrace these moments as instrumental in my spiritual growth. It is when I come to You with all my concerns, I am able to envision myself as You do and to help others do the same. Amen.

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Jacqui Showers, Showers’ Blessings, The Showers Group Ministries

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Minister Jacqui A. Showers, Evangelist, Inspirational Coach and Author, is the Founder of The Showers Group Ministries. She provides unboxed inspirational coaching through individual consultation, workshops, seminars, conferences, church services and other venues; and she is the author of Showers’ Blessings weekly inspirational eblasts serving a worldwide distribution. She is a licensed Minister at House of Prayer & Praise Ministries, Detroit. She can be contacted at or visit the website at

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Pray for America on National Day of Prayer

May 2, 2013, is the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer(NDP). Millions will unite in prayer at thousands of events from coast to coast. The national theme for 2013 is Pray for America. The Scripture is Matthew 12:21. “In His name the nations will put their hope”. The theme emphasizes the need for individuals, corporately and individually to place their faith in the unfailing character of God who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. We have an opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on YOU and all citizens to humbly come before His throne.

The NDP emphasizes prayer for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family (I Timothy 2:1-6). Pray for each of the areas .For guidance in how to pray for these areas see the prayer points below.

The 2013 National Prayer was written by Greg Laurie, Pastor, Honorary Chairman which is as follows:

Father, we come to You to pray for our nation, the United States of America.
How You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, “America, America, God shed His grace on thee.” Yet we see trouble in our culture today. We see the breakdown of the family, crippling addictions, and random acts of horrific violence.

Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have “forgotten God.” But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again.

Scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, “Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6)

That is our prayer for America today, Lord. Send a mighty spiritual awakening that will turn the hearts of men and women, boys and girls back to you. You have told us if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, that You will forgive our sins and heal our land. (2 Chronicles7:14)

Forgive us today, Lord, and heal this troubled land that we love so much.
We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ.


Let us continue to pray for our nation in prayer gatherings and in our homes. God throughout His Word tells us to pray that He may heal our land. 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Continue to pray for our nation as the “prayers of righteous persons are powerful and effective”. James 5:16. The sovereign Lord listens to our cries, waits to intervene on our behalf and to deliver and transform the ills of our nation. (See e.g. Zephaniah 3:17). I believe that prayer is required and imperative for believers individually, and corporately as a nation, to pray continually throughout the year, not just on the National Day of Prayer. There is a need for faithful, preserving intercession for our leaders, government, families, education system, the legal system, churches, the armed forces and the media. Our prayers will impact generations to come if we continue to seek the Lord’s guidance and protection and be obedient to His Word.
Legal attacks have been raise seeking the demise of this nation recognizing a National Day of Prayer. On April 14, 2011 the 7th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit that challenged the National Day of Prayer (NDP) as unconstitutional. The court overturned the April 2010 ruling by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb, for the Western District of Wisconsin, that NDP violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution.

Prayer Action: Prayer Points for each Prayer Focus
Prayer Focus

• May God’s hand of wisdom and guidance remain upon each segment of our society, and through His Spirit, may believers be inspired to “pray continually” (I Thessalonians 5:17).
• Pray for righteousness to prevail in this nation. Righteousness exalts a nation Proverbs 14:34
• Pray for our leaders, as well as the judges in our courts. Ask God to grant them wisdom to act with integrity.
• 1 Timothy 2:1-2: Pray that leaders , men and women, will be granted divine wisdom, guidance and strength to fulfill their important roles:
• Pray for Federal Leaders
• President: Barack Obama- Guidance, grace protection, wisdom and family
Vice President: Joe Biden
Secretary of State:
Pray for the other Secretaries
Pray for State and Local Leaders

Military-Armed Forces

• Pray for discernment and protection from the of the United States’ enemies that are among us, even as others plot against us from afar.
• Pray for divine protection and guidance for our armed forces. Ask God to intercede for military chaplains and loved ones at home.
• Pray for the courageous troops, and their families, who are actively serving our country each day ¬ not only at bases around the world, but also here within our borders. Our soldiers daily place themselves in harm’s way in order to defend the way of life we hold dear as well. .
• Pray the Lord’s protection will go before them.
• Lift up the chaplains stationed around the world, along with the Christian servicemen who unofficially fulfill a role of spiritual leadership.
• Pray for those who have lost a loved one in battle. These grieving families have paid the ultimate price. Ask that God’s comfort would be upon them in a special way.
• Pray that our media’s accounts of U.S. military actions are relayed fairly and impartially.


• Pray for truth and morality to be presented.
• Pray for the entertainment industry and their deliverance from vices such as materialism, promiscuity, substance abuse, and violence.
• Pray for wholesome and truthful offerings and acceptable alternatives for families to replace the media’s often biased and immoral offerings.
• Ask the Lord to provide the television, radio and print mediums with staff members and executives who are committed to accuracy and integrity.
• Intercede on behalf of the actors, musicians and athletes our young people seek to emulate. Pray that more of Hollywood’s celebrities will be worthy of our respect and admiration. .


• Pray for business women and men of integrity, fairness and courage will arise.,
• Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors in the workplace.


• Pray for safety, morally sound instruction and wholesome environments.
• Pray for students who are trained in righteousness as well as sound educational curricula. II Timothy 3:16
• Pray for our nation’s public school teachers, administrators and students. Ask the Lord to raise up a new generation of dedicated educators who will commit themselves not only to an honest, accurate presentation of all subject matter, but who will also serve as positive role models for their students.
• Pray for our local school boards. Church
• Pray for unity and boldness in proclaiming God’s Word.
• Pray for the Lord to provide pastors and spiritual leaders with strength and avenues of accountability so that they may maintain steadfastness in their vital callings.
• Pray for them to overcome stress and temptation and to walk worthy of their vocation.
• Pray for the Lord to spark a revival throughout our nation, protect the witness of our pastors, and continue to sanctify and purify Christians around the world.


• Pray for the family to be preserved as the Lord intended .
• Pray that families will follow godly principles.

The prayer points have been adopted from the National Day of Prayer Task Force

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader,

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