Prayer Prescription for This Date

PRAYER Rx --- March 2

Dear Lord, as we enter the next Lenten season, help us to assess our lives: as Christians, as the Church, and as a Nation. Help us to see our short-comings, and to discover Your vision for us! Let us each ask: ... (1) Do I seek Your will and Your help daily? Do I read Your Word? Do I take time to encourage my family, and to lend a helping hand to someone in need? ... (2) Do I feel that we, as Your Church, are adequately teaching Your Word -- Your truth? ... Do both our church and our government leaders seek Your will before they make decisions? ... (3) Are we teaching our young people the difference between right and wrong? Do we explain that Your way of living brings joy, blessings, inner strength and peace, while wrong and sinful living brings severe consequences and heartache? ... (4) Am I setting a good example by being a concerned citizen, by trying to do my part in turning our nation around? Do I let my representatives know when I think they are misleading us and ignoring our Christian heritage? ... Oh Lord, forgive me as a Christian for too often standing on the sidelines. Help me to resolve to consecrate my life anew in order to be a better Christian in all areas of my life.

In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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