Thursday, May 7, 2009

National Day of Prayer!

When I sat down for my devotions this morning, I decided to read the book of Malachi. During the time it was written, the temple had been rebuilt, but the Jews enthusiasm had worn off. After a period of revival under Nehemiah, the people and priests had backslidden and become mechanical in their observance of the Law. As I read this Book, it reminded me of our nation and the church today. These people were offering impure sacrifices, the priests were being unfaithful causing many to stumble, there were spiritually mixed marriages, they were breaking the covenant of marriage, robbing God by not tithing, and they had become very arrogant. This book was a great guide for helping me know how to pray today:God help our leaders in government, church, and in our homes to repent and seek You. Help us to repent as a nation and as individuals of our impure sacrifices, of coming to you in worship not having a pure heart. Forgive those who are not taking serious the holy sanctity of marriage. Forgive us for not tithing the best of everything we have, for it all really belongs to You. Forgive us for our pride and arrogance, for we often act as though we are God. Forgive us for the sin of abortion. Have mercy on our nation, Oh God!


  1. I have been praying!
    Thank you for such a beautiful post
    on "National Prayer Day!"

    Blessings~ Miss Jen

    "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 Chronicles 7:14

  2. Amen~I am on my knees with you dear sister!

  3. Amen! We must humble ourselves and pray and seek His face. We can walk in arrogance without even realizing it, and fail to pray and seek because we're occupied with things and self. God help us to do all three.

    Blessings to you,


  4. Hi, Sharon, saw your comment on Lady Lydia's blog. How interesting that you are already an empty nester! I married young (17) but didn't start having children till I was 34 (infertility problems). I am just now, at 56, having the empty nest syndrome. No grandchildren yet, as my boys are not dating. Loved your post on the lady in front of the thrift store giving you glasses. I don't know how many times things like that happened to me. Like the time my boy needed black shoes for marching band, and we found a pair in his size at a free clothing giveaway! P.S. I have lived in Texas 4 times and am a graduate of Abilene Christian University! Looking forward to reading some of your posts.