Monday, September 15, 2008

50 days of Prayer for Our Nation

As citizens of the United States, we have the awesome privlege of choosing our elected officials. Every four years there is a peaceful transfer of power following the election process when "we the people" choose the leader of the free world, the President ofthe United States. This freedom of choice also carries with it a responsibility as citizens. We not only have the responsibility to be informed voters, but as Christians we have a responsibility to pray. As the body of Christ representing the Kingdom of God on the earth, we must pray "thy kingdom come and thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." We also are responsible to pray for ou leders as we read in 1 Timothy 2:2, "Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceable lives full of worship and respect for God."

Please join with me during the next 50 days in a time of prayer for our nation, our leaders, and those who serve us in the armed forces. During these 50 days of prayer we will cover every state in the Union focusing on one state each day as we come into agreement in prayer. In the words of President Ronald Reagan, America is the "shining city on a hill" and a beacon of freedom to the nations of the world. I believe as we unite in prayer that America can shine more brightly than ever before. Please consecrate the next 50 days to praying for America and believe for divine intervention in our nation.

Please post a comment or send an email to to let me know that you are joining with us in prayer. Also, forward this message to others on your email list. God has promised to heal our land if we will turn to Him.

We will begin our prayer focus in the Northeast starting with the state of Maine and continuing with each state south and west geographically until all 50 states are covered in prayer. We will commence by praying for the entire nation on election day and casting our vote. Let's begin today with the great state of Maine.


State Motto - Dirigo (I lead)

Nickname - The Pine Tree State

History - Maine was at one time part of Massachusetts. It became its own state in 1820, becoming the 23rd state admitted to the United States of America, although its northern borders were not finalized until 1842.

Capitol - Augusta
Largest City - Portland
Population - 1,274,923
Length of Coastline - 3,500 miles

Governor John E. Baldacci, Democrat
Senator Olympia J. Snowe, Republican
Senator Susan M. Collins, Republican
Rep. Thomas H. Allen, Democrat
Rep. Michael Michaud, Democrat

Prayer Points:
* The leaders of Maine to walk in wisdom and integrity.
* Any legislation that is passed does not violate Scipture
* Safety for the people of Maine - set a watch on the coastline
* For Christians to get out and vote and be active in government
* For revival to come to Maine
* Strategies for Christian leaders to reach the people of Maine with the Gospel
* For the election process to run smoothly with an accurate counting of the vote
* Safety and protection for the National Guard of Maine and the military personel from Maine and the rest of the United States.

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