Sunday July 23, 2017 “Solomon Finished Praying”

1 Kings 8:54   And so it was, when Solomon had finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the Lord, that he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
Good evening and welcome to the Sunday Night Edition of “We are the People” prayer for America.  Every Sunday we bring together the hearts of intercessors that choose to invest a minimum of 15 minutes in prayers of agreement between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. using the three focus points listed below as a guide.  May God bless you for your concern for America’s future expressed in prayer this night.  We encourage you to join us in prayer daily and invite others to join us.
Since the beginning of the year we have been using scripture from the days of King Solomon’s reign to guide us in daily prayer for America and our leaders. May God empower and inspire your intercession this evening with these focus points.
We know that the most important posture in prayer is that of the heart but the Mighty and wise King Solomon had been on his knees praying to God. Jesus also took this posture in the Garden of Gethsemane. May our leaders in this great nation follow this godly example.
Prayer Focus #1  Let us express this same humility  in prayer tonight as we intercede for America. We need God’s will and favor for the future of our nation. Perhaps these Biblical examples and the example of recent generations will become ours (if we are physically able) as we draw near to God in prayer.
Prayer Focus #2 Solomon raised his hands lifted to heaven. This is an expression of total surrender and praise to God. May our prayers tonight be empowered by these two important elements of prayer: Surrender to God that His ways be accomplished in and through us and praise or gratitude for what the Lord has done.
Prayer Focus #3   Solomon finished praying.  Let us pray tonight that as we pray without ceasing that we will know when we  have the release that we  have had enough time before the throne of grace. May we then arise like King Solomon did and assume our “King and priestly” duties as believers and good citizens that we might change America one person at a time. “Faith Without Works is dead”.

 

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