1 Thessalonians 5:18--"G ive thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." Oh, Lord, Thank you for a day that reminds us to be grateful. Forgive me that I need to be reminded of your grace, that I ever complain about the thousand blessings you lavish on me. Lord, thank you for your unconditional and unrelenting love. During this difficult year, you have never left me. You hold me in your hands and protect me. You sit with me in grief and hear my prayers. You are good and generous, and you never leave me or forget about me. And you never hurt me. I am safe with you. Thank you for all of it, even the hard parts. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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A paraphrased prayer of Psalm 5 Lord God, Listen to my words and notice my aching request. In the morning I lay my requests before you, and you hear me. I wait expectantly throughout the day for you to work out your will in my life. You do not delight in evil or relish in the freedom that evil people exercise. You will not wait forever before you destroy them. The arrogant and disrespectful cannot stand up to you; you will not tolerate their actions or attitudes. You will destroy them and bring honor to yourself. I call on your vengeance on my enemies--of your enemies-- and I ask for your mercy, also. I thank you for your lovingkindness and patience toward me. Lead me in your righteousness, toward your holy presence. Declare the evil guilty and wipe their remembrance from the earth. Separate their reputation from your name. But protect those who love you, those you faithfully serve you and endure hardship, those who suffer and remain faithful. Bless me. Surround me with your sh
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Oh Lord, You know how confused and angry we get over everything. You understand our anxiety . You use everything, good or bad to accomplish your will. Even governments. Even citizens. Whether God-fearing, hypocrites, or downright evil, you can use anybody to further awareness and receptivity to your gospel message. I pray for our country right now and for the officials who will be elected today. I pray that they make decisions that will honor and glorify you and make the gospel go forth with power and clarity. I ask that you empower believers to speak truth with boldness, clarity, and kindness. May we never pervert the gospel because we are afraid or angry. Help us to be mindful of our testimony to the world. I pray for Americans to react to the election with grace and resoluteness. May we promote justice, love, and mercy above party politics and self-preservation. Convict us when we don't do that. Forgive me, Lord, for the many times I have not done that. I pray for you to be gl