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Pray for more than 5 minutes? Are you kidding me??

May 4th, 2021

In chapel the other day, PRAYER came up as a topic of discussion.  Mizael, our oldest student, was surprised when I mentioned that some people have a goal of praying for long periods of time. The next day, four of us sat together and each prayed.  How quickly time goes when you pray with a group.

This week, the USA is celebrating the National Day of Prayer 

Mizael and I are signed up for three time slots on the Presidential Prayer Team webpage.

And I have prepared a handout/prayer guide from the HOW TO PRAY FOR AMERICA webpage.  If you are reading this, you KNOW American needs prayer.

JOIN US! Maybe your prayer life will find a new vigor as you join with others to pray for our country.  Only GOD can turn the divisions we are seeing into DIVINE APPOINTMENTS for His Grace.


Lord, we look up and see the billions of stars

You created, and we praise You. We look

around and see the billions of people You

created in Your image; uniquely, fearfully,

wonderfully, and we thank You. Wrap us in Your

Spirit and unite us in Your family, Lord.

Thank You for loving us first. In Your love for the

whole world, You sent Your Son to save us.

Jesus, in You alone we have abundant and

everlasting life. Thank you for teaching and

leading us to love and live, fruitful, and faithful.

In Your life, death, resurrection, and ascension

You are our Lord, our love, our life, and our

liberty. You came to “bind up the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to captives and

freedom to prisoners.” You have freed us from

the penalty and shame of our sin; free to live

life as You designed and Your destiny for our Nation.

Spirit search us, convict us, as we repent for

our sin and the sins of America. Please cleanse,

fill, and send us. We rejoice, knowing that Your

forgiveness makes us acceptable and effective

vessels for Your love, life and liberty in our

family, church, education, workplace, military,

government, art, entertainment, and media.

We pray that America will be united in love to

serve You with all our hearts, all our ways, and

all of our days. Unite us to pray, love; to live and

walk by the Spirit. Conform and transform us

as we pray and proclaim, “Now the Lord is the

Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

We pray this is the name of Jesus, Amen.

Kathy Branzell
President, National Day of Prayer Task Force