11-07-2012, 08:47 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: DAV, Deep in the Pineywoods of East Texas, just west of Shreveport, LA
Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Originally Posted by ampaterry
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.
Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
Lamentations Chapter 5:
1. Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach.
2. Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
3. We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers [are] as widows.
5. Our necks [are] under persecution: we labour, [and] have no rest.
16. The crown is fallen [from] our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
21. Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.