Romans

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Source of all Peace

At every hand, there is no peace…no joy. How have we fallen so far so quickly from Your shelter and blessing?

We have let the government impose a godless reign on the country. Our politicians, our media, and our elites have declared there is no place for You in our laws, our culture. our communities. You have in righteousness removed Your protections from us.

We are vulnerable to every deceitful and dark lie that presents itself as the solution. Abandoning Your guidance, we desperately seek answers from a lost and fallen world.

Please shine the light of truth on all the deceit and evil that has overtaken us.

Lord, there are many blinded and confused. Please apply Your mercy and rescue us from the darkness that blinds us.

AMEN

Scripture: “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. “ Romans 12:21

Creator of Life

I know You’re brokenhearted for all those being murdered in America’s inner cities.

Gangs, cartel members and ruthless essentially fatherless young men are destroying innocent lives. Black-on-black homicides have more than doubled in the last 12 months and the savagery continues unabated.

As a result of our loss of respect for the intrinsic value of life, we are seeing unprecedented numbers of innocent people being attacked and killed.

This anger and violence are the product of an American society that has lost its way.

Life is no longer sacred. From the womb to the baby carriage to the schools, to the streets, we deny the sanctity of life at every level.

We seek answers in human wisdom, but only You can end the carnage and bring peace.

AMEN

Scripture: Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:17

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Source of all Truth

I am calmed by the knowledge that You’re in charge. I am secure knowing You’ve adopted me into Your eternal family by the sacrifice of Christ at Calvary.

But, if I’m honest, when I see the TV news; when I must deal with the prices of everything climbing beyond reach; when I recognize the power of the social media aligned against the truth; when I experience the divisions among us…I am overwhelmed by the tidal wave of American dysfunction.

But, even as the fear threatens to paralyze me, I remember that though I am not capable of staunching the approaching darkness on my own…I am more than a conqueror when You guide my words and actions.

It is Your presence in me that makes victory possible.

AMEN

Scripture: “Yet, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

Lord of the First Response

Today we remember with deep sadness…but with great admiration, those amazing first responders who raced fearlessly into the burning Twin Towers to rescue fellow America’s trapped by in an unimaginable hell created by evil men.

Their bravery is worthy of our honor. Many lost their lives and many more have lived with lifelong physical debilitation…but many more were saved. They braved the flames for fellow Americans they didn’t even know because they valued human life beyond their own.

Father, when Your Son was executed to rescue the human race from the consequences of the foolish idea we don’t need You, He became the ultimate first responder and the model for each of us to follow.

Without Christ, we are all trapped in the burning Twin Towers of hell.

AMEN

Scripture: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Romans 5:8

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Messiah

You created the universe…and You care for me? How could that be? You love me and have adopted me into Your family… all because of the cross. I am a child of the King. AMAZING!

I am brokenhearted today for America. My country has decided we don’t need you any longer…we have 5G WIFI…the answer to every problem. But, the more connected our social media becomes, the more foolish we seem.

Your church seeks to be “relevant” and has lost its power. Oh, Lord, revive Your true church and give them the wisdom and the boldness to speak the truth.

Restore joy and purpose to the land…heal our divisions and bring us together.

Forgive me when I fail You in this calling. Pick me up, encourage me and send me back into the battle.

AMEN

Scripture: “Professing to be wise they became fools.”
Romans 1:22

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King of Heaven and Earth

It is overwhelming to know You have granted me the privilege of coming boldly into Your presence through the sacrifice of Your Son.

It pains me to watch America mock Jesus and debase His sacrificial death. Forgive the careless way I have allowed this to happen.

Please withhold Your righteous judgment and begin the restoration of America. Teach us to honor You, lift up Jesus and restore Your truth as our guide.

Empower me to become a champion in my family and my workplace for Christ. May my words and actions always reflect well on You. Give me the grace to love others and to share your good news.

AMEN

Scripture:
“But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loves us.”
Romans 8:37

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Source of all Light

In a world of darkness and confusion, it is comforting to know that You are the source of truth and wisdom.

In America, the enemy is redefining existing language to create confusion, mislead and deceive the uninformed.

Those impacted by this deception are those who have drifted away from Your truth and protection and are susceptible to the smooth sounding rhetoric of the lies being propagated by those only interested in sowing seeds of bitterness and division.

Rewriting history, raising victimhood to an art, and replacing logic with the loudest microphone are all designed to win through intimidation.

Teach me to avoid becoming entangled with those engaged in misleading rhetoric designed to further divide us. Help me to show compassion for those so lost and confused.

Uncompromising love overcomes anger.

AMEN

Scripture: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
Romans 5:8

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Pray….to Who???

Who do you pray to for help? Can you trust the God of creation who hears your prayers to be powerful enough to deal with any problem you may face?

Throughout the centuries, men have prayed, seeking relief from the issues which plagued them…but to no avail…why?

The problem, most humans throughout all of history have asked for “God’s” help, but have been asking the wrong “God” for miraculous intervention.

“For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator…” (Romans 1:25)

When you pray, where do you expect your answers to come from…science…technology…the culture…the government? If so, listen up… God’s word says:

“(Mankind) exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God, for an image in the form of a corruptible man…” (Romans 1:23)

Why turn to man for answers only God can provide? Again, Paul writes,

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made…” (Romans 1:20)

There is a story that helps us understand the authority and power of our God. It is said that one of the first Christians among the Sioux nation was a young woman named Mercy Poorman. She had a musical gift and decided she would use it to translate hymns of her newfound faith in her native tongue. It proved to be difficult because the Sioux language was much less expressive than English.

One of her earliest attempts was with the hymn, “How Great Thou Art.” Translating the key phrase in the song proved difficult…attempting to retain the rhythm and the clear meaning of the phrase.

I know you remember the words…which so capture the glory of God as seen in His creation:

HOW GREAT THOU ART
“Oh, Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder,
consider all the things thy hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee…
YOU ARE THE BOSS…YOU ARE THE BOSS…”

So, as a child of God, pray confidently because the God of all creation has invited you to His throne room, He listens to your concerns, and there is no issue beyond His power to resolve.
Yes, He is the Boss…He is the boss!

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