Posted by Carol Wilson

At the beginning of the month of May is the National Day of Prayer (May 3, 2018) and people across the nation will gather to pray for world, country and community. I would like to offer this occasion for us to practice the words of Paul found in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Following is a guided prayer we should use daily this month to intentionally pray in a directed way.

Government – Ask God to grant our leaders wisdom, discernment and hearts open to His will. (1 Timothy 2:1-2, Romans 13:1-2)

Church – Pray for churches and ask God to preserve and protect them, as the Spirit inspires and empowers them to equip the saints. (Colossians 2:6-8, Ephesians 4:11-12)

Military – Pray that God grant our military and its leaders courage, protection and strength for them and their families. (2 Chronicles 32:6-8, Romans 13:1)

Family – Pray for the Lord to protect and strengthen families, marriages and relationships; and bring healing to broken hearts. (Mark 3:25, Romans 12:9-13)

Education – Pray for God’s presence in education, teachers, employees and administrators who honor their calling to protect our children and inspire them to discover their God-given purpose. (Proverbs 2:3-6, 8:10-11)

Media – Pray for Christian influence in the media; from movies, television, radio, newspapers, magazines and internet. May we find enterta


inment that is worthy and information that is truthful. (Philippians 4:8, Psalm 119:9)

Business – Pray for divine intervention in economy that is fair and just, which promotes safety and well-being of all creation and humanity. (Exodus 31:3-4, 1 Chronicles 29:17)

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