Thursday, May 6, 2010

Today is National Day of Prayer!

Hello! Today is the National Day of Prayer! What a privilege we carry to be able to pray for those in our world!

"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 will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chron 7:14 (KJV)

Please Pray for our National Leaders

President – Barack H. Obama
First Lady – Michelle Obama

In order of succession to the Presidency

Vice President – Joe Biden
Speaker of the House of Representatives – Nancy Pelosi
Secretary of State – Hillary Clinton
Secretary of the Treasury – Timothy Geithner
Secretary of defense – Robert Gates
Attorney General – Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Secretary of the Interior – Kenneth Salazar
Secretary of Agriculture – Thomas Vilsack
Secretary of Commerce – Gary Locke
Secretary of Labor – Hilda Solis
Secretary of Health and Human Services – Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development – Susan Donovan
Secretary of Transportation – Raymond LaHood
Secretary of Energy – Steven Chu
Secretary of Education – Arne Duncan
Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs – Eric Schinseki
Secretary of Homeland Security – Janet Napolitano

The following positions have the status of Cabinet-rank:

Council of Economic Advisers Chair – Christina Remer
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator – Lisa Jackson
Office of Management and Budget Director – Peter Orzag
United States trade Representative – Ambassador Ronald Kirk
United States Ambassador to the United Nations – Susan Rice
White House Chief of Staff – Rahm Emmanuel

Pray also for:

Members of Congress in the House of Representatives and Senate.
All Branches of the Armed Forces.
The U.S. Supreme Court, Federal and Appellate Courts.
Your local elected officials.

Psalm 34:15-18 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

I am reminded of this beautiful hymn... What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear

May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.

Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer

Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

Have a blessed day!
Chrissy D


Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful post- I love the message and the list of United States officials- certainly can use our prayers with making good decisions! Have a great day-Bless you!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Thank you for reminding me about the National Day of Prayer! God is good! I've copied your post--hope you don't mind. I linked it back to you:)

I need to remember to pray daily for our leaders--I forget because I get so caught up in my world....where I am the leader!

Thank you, Jesus!

maryr917 said...

I enjoyed reading this post on the national day of prayer-great scripture choices-we are commanded by scripture to pray for those in authority over us
we had a 2hr prayer & worship celebration in downtown pittsburgh-you can read more on my blog

Anonymous said...

Chrissy--LOVE that verse from 2nd Chron.--Thank you for sharing it with us! Now I'll go back and look for your BC project!
Hugs, Nola