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November 22, 2016

Thankful for Freedom

“We live in a time of conflict – external and internal – when we sometimes concentrate too much on what divides us. We in the United States should be…thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.” (Congressman Charlie Dent, PA)

“Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; his love endures forever. ‘For I will restore the fortunes of the land, as they were before,’ says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 33:11b; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Intercede over the division in America. Many want things to be their way or the highway, but this is not the American way. God created this nation to be welcoming to all—a welcoming place of safety where Christ’s love could be found.

  2. Pray that the Lord would use this new governmental shift in America to reinforce our religious freedom.

  3. Pray that churches and Christian ministries would be free to say what they need to say from pulpits.

  4. Pray that children can pray and read their Bibles in school without harassment.

  5. Pray that school sports teams can pray before games,

  6. Pray that Bible Clubs are welcome in schools and Bible studies in workplaces.

  7. Pray that military chaplains can pray in the name of Jesus and openly introduce members of the military to Christ.

  8. Ask the Lord to bless this nation again in profound ways, as we thank Him and honor Him in the United States once again.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we agree with Charlie Dent that this nation has become more divided than we have ever seen in our lifetime. Demonic forces are borrowing some Americans, especially our youth, to use them to shut Christians up, and shut us down. Please restore our religious freedom fully, then help us not to waste the freedom that we have to share the gospel of your love with others. We pray over the list of Christian freedoms above. Restore, Lord, restore! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free!” (Galatians 5:1; NIV)

Learn more about Charlie Dent here.

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