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Prayer Points

 

praying for america

Are you willing to commit to pray for our country seven days a week? Are you able to set aside time in your car, during your coffee break, or before bedtime? We want to challenge you make this prayer commitment. 7x7 involves praying for seven centers of power seven days a week: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family. By remembering these specific prayer points, we can cover all Americans with God's power. Together, we will see positive change!

These are defining days in America. Strong attacks against basic freedoms are being made daily across our heartland.

National Day of Prayer Task Force is the organization that gives leadership and support for Christian expression of NDP. Events are planned and funded by Christians, but are open to anyone who desires to pray in unity with their own expression of faith.

This year it is imperative that we rally our family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and church to join in public prayers - seeking healing and blessing for our nation - practicing, protecting and preserving our freedoms to gather publicly to worship and pray. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first week of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our leaders, nation and the seven centers of power.

PRAYER FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS (Nahum 1:7) is the theme for daily discipline of praying for:

  • Government
  • Media
  • Education
  • Family
  • Church
  • Military
  • Business

PRAYING FOR THE SEVEN CENTERS OF PRAYER

 

seven centers of prayer

Central Texas is alive with billboards and yard signs calling people to PRAY FOR THE HEART OF AMERICA! GOVERNMENT - "When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice." 1 Kings 3:28   

  • Government officials to recognize God's authority and rely on Him for wisdom (James 1:5)
  • Our country to stand strong on the principles of our Founding Fathers (1Corinthians 3:11)
  • Our leaders to make wise decisions rather than succumbing to special interest groups (Luke 22:2)
  • Righteous judges and judgments in every court (Isaiah 1:26)
  • Our upcoming elections (1 Timothy 1:1-4)
  • Our Officials, Cabinet Members, Supreme Court Justices, State and Local Officials

MILITARY - "He appointed military officers over the people and assembled them ...and encouraged them with these words: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of the flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles." (2 Chronicles 32:6-8)   

  • Courage and dependence on God (Psalm 91)
  • Perseverance to endure hardship (Isaiah 43:2)
  • Divine protection from the enemy (Romans 5:1-5)
  • Wise leaders who inspire respect from those under their command (Romans 13:1)
  • Confidence and vision to persist in the face of negative publicity (Psalm 18:31-29
  • Protection and support for the families they have left behind (Romans 1:8-10)
  • Chaplains who are divinely appointed to deliver hope and spiritual strength (Proverbs 4:11)

MEDIA - "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things." (Philippians 4:8)   

  • The decision makers within the media to realize they can make profit by producing family-friendly projects (Proverbs 8:10-1)
  • Christians in media to find favor and be filled with creative ideas that bring kingdom principles and life-giving messages to the public (Proverbs 2:1-15)
  • Celebrities to be provided with repeated opportunities to hear and receive salvation (Proverbs 8:35)
  • All media personnel would report what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable as well as the hard news with truth and honor.

BUSINESS - "I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working." (Exodus 31:3-4)   

  • Integrity among Christian workers so that they win the right to be heard (1 Chronicles 29:17)
  • Impartation of ideas and resources to open principled businesses, especially in areas that need an economic boost (Psalm 131:15)
  • Christian workers to display Christ-like humility and service to the co-workers (Philippians 2:3).
  • Leaders and business owners will plan no evil and do no evil that our nation's economy might be viable and strong. That every Christian leader in America would do business God's way.

EDUCATION - "and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." (Proverbs 1:9)   

  • A return to truth and Judeo-Christian ethics (Psalm 1:1-2)
  • A safe atmosphere conducive to learning
  • Excellence in educators (Exodus 18:30-21)
  • Equal opportunities for every student o achieve their full potential (Philippians 1:9)

CHURCH - "So then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy. which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." (Colossians 2:6-8)   

  • The church would find a new zeal and commitment to the mission and purpose of Jesus Christ (Matt 22:37)
  • Unity with and among churches that reveals God's love to the world (John 17:23)
  • A return to the absolutes of God's Word (Psalm 1:1-3)
  • Integrity - that God's people look and act differently than the world (1 Peter 2:11; 1 Corinthians 12:6)
  • A holy fear of the Lord released in the heart of God's people (Proverbs 9:10)

FAMILY - "If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand." (Mark 3:25)   

  • Unity and love in individual family units that reaches out in hospitality toward others (Romans 12:9-13)
  • The re-establishment of relationships between parents and children (Malachi 4:5-6)
  • A return to family values that serve the nation as a whole (Job 22:21-22)
  • A return to the biblical mandate to train their children at home in the fear of the Lord and not leave the responsibility to others. (Proverbs 22:6)

Psalm 33:22 "May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.."