Are You Praying?

Posted on January 7, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call

“For who by himself is able to govern this great nation?” (1 Kings 3:9)

 Our national leaders are facing more dilemmas than ever before. Our nations are facing demands for pro choice, gay rights, religious rights.  Our leaders are facing such questions as “Should we go to war? What does religious freedom mean? Should marriage rights be limited only to heterosexuals? What is a lie? Can crime ever be justified? Is abortion ever right?”

Each day we should pray Solomon’s prayer in this way: “Give our leader an understanding mind so that he can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great nation of yours?”

Dear Lord, Help us be faithful in always remembering to uphold our leaders in prayer.

A Prayer for Healing – Ronald Reagan

To preserve our blessed land we must look to God … It is time to realize that we need God more than He needs us … We also have His promise that we could take to heart with regard to our country, that “If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Let us, young and old, join together, as did the First Continental Congress, in the first step, in humble heartfelt prayer.  Let us do so for the love of God and His great goodness, in search of His guidance and the grace of repentance, in seeking His blessings, His peace, and the resting of His kind and holy hands on ourselves, our nation, our friends in the defense of freedom, and all mankind, now and always.

The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America … Our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal.  Today, we utter no prayer more fervently than the ancient prayer for peace on Earth.

If I had a prayer for you today, among those that have all been uttered, it is that one we’re so familiar with: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace…”  And God bless you all.

From a speech to the American people, February 6, 1986

From Real Victory for Real Life Volume 1

Written by Marilyn Heavilin: Marilyn is a national speaker, author of numerous books including “Roses in December.” She and her husband Glen spent many summers at America’s Keswick as Counselors-in-Residence. This post was originally published in “Real Victory for Real Life.” You can purchase a copy at

The Daily Bible Reading:  Genesis 18-19; Romans 7 | You can download our 2018 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

Daily Quote:  “It is a great privilege, as well as our responsibility, to pray for our government leaders.” – Billy Graham

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.  – Genesis 2:7

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