40 Days of Prayer to Change America
(Day 17: Poverty)
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." --- Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
In a culture that continually strives for more and more, these are radical words. Rather than focusing on our clothes, food or shelter, Jesus said our focus must be on the things of God. With a proper focus on God's Kingdom, we will live in a nation that can care for those who are hurting and still have abundance. This won't happen because the government has mandated, but because we are seeking first that which is eternal and are then content to allow the Lord to provide everything else we need.
- Pray for a right focus in America --- back to God and away from material things.
- Pray for the church to be the hands and feet of Christ as we minister to those in need, both spiritually and materially.
- Pray for a Spirit of seeking God first to pervade the church in America
(reprinted from Charisma magazine)
Lord Jesus Christ, in You and through You all things are possible. As Your dedicated servant, I ask that You allow me to do great things in Your Name. There is too much want and strife in this world and I'm insignificant and powerless without You. I am here, with hands open and outstretched arms, hoping that You will enable me to spread Your grace to others. It would be my greatest joy to be able to relieve the pain of others on Your behalf. Please use me to do Your Will. In Jesus' Loving Name, I pray. Amen