Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
My E-mail list got my normal E-votional today, but I won't put it here.
Here, I want to simply ask that you join with me in prayer for our nation.
Heavenly Father, I come before you this morning asking for mercy on our nation.
I know we have failed you in the direction we have headed.
I know we have done much that is contrary to your will.
I know we have called that which is good, evil.
I know we have called that which is evil, good.
I know we have broken your commandments.
I know we have murdered our children and called it "choice".
I know we have removed you from our public lives and called it "Constitutional".
I know we have denied the account in Genesis and called it "Science".
I know we have rewarded laziness and called it "compassion".
I know we have penalized productive workers and called it "fairness".
I know we have accepted sexual perversions and called it "Alternative lifestyle".
I know we have accepted pagan beliefs and called it "multiculturalism".
I know we have looked to ourselves for help, strength and salvation.
I know we have done these things both individually and corporally as a nation.
I know we were wrong.
I ask, Lord, that you would forgive us, jerk us up out of the mire we have descended into, and place our feet on the straight and narrow path.
And I ask these things in the Holy name of Jesus, the Christ - the Author and Finisher of our faith.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (KJV);
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.