Prayer for the USA
This was prompted by the tragedy in Florida.
This is more than a prayer. Sometimes I have conversations with the Lord. It helps
in many ways to get things "off my chest" so to speak. It's like a phone call but
we don't need a cell phone, a computer, or any special piece of technology to make
the call. He is my father. He is your father. We are his children. It's simple,
just get in your quiet place and start talking to our heavenly father and ask in
Christ's name for the petition and prayers to be answered. The prayer is always
heard because our Father in heaven listens!
Father, in the name of Jesus we are calling for Your protection and Your guidance.
Holy Spirit we are in need of your comfort. We as Christians are called on to
love our enemy and to pray for our enemy. You, Lord are in control over our
great country, over the universe which You created. But Satan is loose and
many people are falling into his snares and following his whims. This puts
many innocent people in harms way.
It is with great sadness that we learn of such tragedies as what happened
in Orlando, Florida. Hate cannot enter in because that would be adding
fire to the flame and falling prey to the devil. Hate only fuels the flames
of hate and perpetuates it. Give to us the strength to not fall into that trap.
Lord, give to us the strength as a nation and as individuals to understand
what we as a people must do to protect ourselves from such hatred. Too many
people have become lax in responsibilities to protect our own, to protect
our country, to protect our faith. We are fed lies via much of the media,
many television programs, many commercials on television, radio and other
media. It has become too easy for people to post negative, rude, and crude
remarks and lude pictures on social media. Our minds pick up on these things
whether or not we are willingly being subjective to it.
We, me included, leave the television on while commercial after commercial
is flooding our minds with how we should act, what we should buy, many of
which we donít really need and polluting our minds into believing we have
illnesses we donít really have. I call that brain washing. I call it the spiraling
down of America. And we are allowing it to happen. We cannot blame the
government. We need to put the responsibility where it lies. It is every
We are careful about what television shows we do watch. And we sometimes put
the television controls on mute and either turn our heads or walk away when
commercials come on. But those air waves are still entering my home and our
minds. What about your home? We need to be more concerned. Think about it.
To further clarify the above statement: as a brain injured person, years
ago I could not enter an airport terminal. The current from the automatic
doors opening hurt my head, my brain and could cause seizure activity.
I had to be very careful where I went. There were doors that open
automatically in many places and still are. But that doesnít hurt me now
like it did back then. Thank You, Jehovah Rophe.
Regarding travel from the USA to another country and back, in our personal
experience we were told we needed certain vaccinations, our medical records,
written prescriptions for our medications and our glasses. Yet medical
records were never asked for or checked on our trip to Europe. That told
me security is lax, lacking in responsibility.
When a passenger is allowed to enter an airplane obviously sick, coughing
loudly with an expression on his face that suggesting he needs medical
assistance that told me the airline personnel were lax in their duties.
When I injured my back trying to get back in my seat on our flight back from
London, I requested an ice bag. I had gone to the restroom and could not get
back in my seat. I reported the incident to the airline company. I was told
they (the flight attendants) could not interfere with my medical issue. I was
injured in the airplane on this flight. And the airline employees denied that
the incident even happened. I did not have the full name of the employee who
gave me the ice bag but I did have the last name and the country that person
was from. The issue with getting back in my seat was the arm rest would not
go up. During communications with the airline company I was told I should
have requested a seat that the arm rest was moveable. Oh really? Then later
I was told none of the arm rest are moveable on overseas flights. Whatís
wrong with that picture? Where is the responsibility? Lord help us!
When we as citizens see someone or an incident that is obviously a hazard
or a threat to safety, and we turn our backs on it, then we as a citizen,
as a nation and as peoples are not honoring our Lord. How we treat others
is how we treat our Heavenly Father. We are our brotherís keeper. Has anyone
ever heard of the sin of ommission?
When a child is told repeatedly they will be punished if they donít stop
the wrong they are doing until told a half dozen times or more, that child
has no respect for that parent and does not believe the threat. Thatís like
someone harassing another by telephone. If you donít answer the phone until
the ninety ninth time, then the harasser knows he or she can call ninety nine
times and get an answer. The harassment should have been reported to the
authorities when it began, after the third time it becomes a legal offence.
We as a country cannot bluff an entity or a country that is a threat to us.
Abba Father, are we abusing our free will?
It is understandable our governing bodies cannot publicly say what they are
going to do to an enemy or threatening country or peoples. That could cause
a panic for number one and for number two it would inform the enemy our plans
giving them time to prepare an action against us. Has anybody not heard that
when someone angers us, that person or persons can control us? Lord help us!
Reaction is not the proper thing to do. Lord, we need to know how to respond.
The difference is reaction is a negative and respond is a positive. Itís time
for constructive plans and actions. Help us to learn and know the differences.
We need Your help Lord to know how to pray for all parties involved in this
tragedy. The victims, their families, the people who witnessed the tragedy,
the people of the world and not just our country need Your comfort. Holy
Spirit we need your protection and guidance. This issue reverberated around
the globe. All eyes are on us watching to see how our leaders respond.
We are calling on You, Abba Father, to guide and protect all who are involved
in the investigation, for those whose responsibility it is to respond, and
for those whose responsibility it is to protect the innocent.
It is our duty as a great nation, to be vigilant in prayer, to be vigilant
in being aware of our surroundings, but not to live in fear or be paranoid.
Paranoia is the work of the devil. Give to us as individuals, as a people,
as a nation, as a world, the wisdom to use knowledge wisely, not in haste,
not as retaliation. Knowledge without wisdom is useless. Help us to know
how to use our knowledge wisely. Jehovah Shalom help us!
We are calling on You, Abba Father to help all to discern the spirits before
we act but to not hesitate when it is necessary.
All this we ask in your son Jesus Christís name. Amen and Amen.
Copyright © Carolyn B. Hebert Ė June 13, 2016
Please be in prayer for our country and the other nations of the world.
This is my signature on my outgoing mail:
Spend a little time with Jesus 'cuz he spends a lot of time with you. So can
you not tarry an hour? Start in baby steps. Ten minutes can grow to an hour.
In the garden Christ asked could you not tarry an hour?