Those who planned ahead of time for a hurricane did not plan for a disaster; they planned for minor inconveniences…Plans must be based on worst-case scenarios… (Lt. General Russell Honore)
Have you ever gone through a terrible circumstance and wished you would have listened to those who warned you ahead of time? You felt terrible and wanted to smack yourself for being so hardheaded and not paying attention. Yet, it was too late and you suffered for your irresponsibility.
There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you. (James 2:13 NLT)
Memorize this scripture and then live it. Give to the poor and the helpless now. Be merciful to your neighbors and everyone now. Don’t wait! Begin now.
Because terrible tragedies and calamities may soon be common occurrences in America. Many lives may be wrecked and destroyed. And who knows? Maybe you and your family will be in the path of one of the disasters. So, plan for the worst-case scenarios by being merciful now.
Today, I prayed:
Lord, I pray that we Americans hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the churches by focusing our attention on giving to the poor and the helpless. So that, in the day of trouble, You will honor our acts of mercy by delivering us and protecting us and keeping us alive and even blessing us. (Based on Revelation 2:7 and Psalm 41:1-3)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you?
Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.
4 responses to “Thursday’s Prayers for America (3/12/2015”
Thank you for reminding me about this verse. I know you have shared it with me / us before! And, my word for the year is ‘mercy’, so it was really important for me to hear this again. I prayed from Acts 19:6, asking for the Holy Spirit to come upon American believers today. God bless!
Thanks. I like your prayer and agree with you on it. Kind of early for you today, right? God bless you.
You got me laughing! Not sure I was early, but maybe finally on time! Haha! I have time issues!
Thanks. The times you comment on blogs are always fun to check.