Prayers for America (6/8/2017)

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Many years ago, I was praying by myself at the little church I attended in Fort Dodge, Iowa. I was walking around the sanctuary and praying in the Spirit, not really focusing on any particular issue, just focusing on the Lord. A scripture somehow floated through my mind:

Be angry, and do not sin… (Ephesians 4:26)

The scripture caused me to stop walking and say, “Lord, I’ve never understood that verse. How can I possibly be angry and not sin? It looks impossible to me.”

Almost immediately, a deep anger consumed me, causing me to pray in wild and scary tongues for forty-five minutes. As I prayed, I realized that I wasn’t angry at anyone, but instead, I was angry at Satan and his wicked horde of demons.

Here’s the revelation I received that day:

Anger is a work of the flesh, and therefore, a sin — unless — it is provoked by the Holy Spirit.

My prayer today:

Lord, help American believers to be slow to anger and to be ruled by the Holy Spirit so that we can change cities and neighborhoods. (Based on Proverbs 16:32)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Prayers for America (6/8/2017)

  1. Thank you so much for sharing about that verse and for leading is in prayer today for America. I was thinking of you and praying things are going okay? This was a little poem that came from reading in Psalms . . .

    You will be the generation
    of those who seek Me
    of those who seek
    My face.

    Lift up your heads
    for you’ll become
    My everlasting
    doors and gates.

    God bless you!

  2. Debbie,

    Great simple poem. I pray that we are that generation. God bless you.

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