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September 17, 2016

Choosing to Appeal to Heaven

In the days of the Appeal to Heaven flag’s genesis, the American colonists had no chance of winning a war with the world’s greatest empire, Great Britain. “Chance,” however, lost its relevance once they chose an appeal to heaven over conceding to fate. When those ill-prepared and poorly equipped revolutionaries appealed for assistance to the Giver of inalienable rights, the tide turned. When they agreed to come under God’s governance and honor His ways, He who “governs in the affairs of men,” as Ben Franklin stated at the Constitutional Convention, did just that.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock; and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Are you given to conceding to fate, just letting things work themselves out, or waiting to see what will happen? If so, repent. God wants us involved in His plans and purposes!

  2. Are your circumstances challenging, even ridiculously hard? Remember our nation’s founders. Tell the Lord you will not look at circumstances or what you have or don’t have, but you will pray and believe! Cry out to God for the faith to believe what He says!

  3. Pray the same way over a problem America faces. Pick any subject where you feel you can intercede with passion and compassion. Go for it—appeal to heaven! And, expect heaven’s miracle answers!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, forgive me when I fall into apathy and feel like “what can I do about it?” My problems are hard and sometimes seem impossible. The problems this nation faces overwhelm me at times. I get tired of thinking about the challenges! Forgive me, Lord, because I am forgetting that You care more about these things than I do! You want to do something about it! All you want me to do is pray with fervency and ask and press in and knock and knock and knock! Passion doesn’t stop appealing to heaven until we see the answer is secure! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will appeal to heaven on behalf of our nation and God will intervene just as He has done in the past!


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