National Day of Prayer, a Family Affair

Roger had the great opportunity to lead a special prayer for our nation's military as part of the National Day of Prayer. Together, our city met on the court house steps on a beautiful warm day. Unashamed and with passion in our hearts, we fervently lifted our petitions to our Heavenly Father. How wonderful and blessed we are to still live in a country where we can peacefully assemble and cry out to our God without fear of persecution.

But I must say, to hear Roger stand on the steps and boldly recite Psalm 144 before leading us in his stirring prayer, I was stunned by the anointing visible in his presence. This man was made for the podium and it will be an exciting adventure to see where God leads him.

Below is my journalistic pictorial of our prayer meeting in Hamilton County, Indiana.

Praise be to the LORD my Rock,

who trains my hands for war,
my fingers for battle.

He is my loving God and my fortress, 

my stronghold and my deliverer, 

my shield, in whom I take refuge, 

who subdues peoples [a] under me.

O LORD, what is man that you care for him, 

the son of man that you think of him?

Man is like a breath; 

his days are like a fleeting shadow.

Part your heavens, O LORD, and come down; 

touch the mountains, so that they smoke.

Send forth lightning and scatter {the enemies}; 

shoot your arrows and rout them.

Reach down your hand from on high; 

deliver me and rescue me 

from the mighty waters, 

from the hands of foreigners

whose mouths are full of lies, 

whose right hands are deceitful.

I will sing a new song to you, O God; 

on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,

to the One who gives victory to kings, 

who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword.

Deliver me and rescue me 

from the hands of foreigners 

whose mouths are full of lies, 

whose right hands are deceitful.

Then our sons in their youth 

will be like well-nurtured plants, 

and our daughters will be like pillars 

carved to adorn a palace.

Our barns will be filled 

with every kind of provision. 

Our sheep will increase by thousands, 

by tens of thousands in our fields;

our oxen will draw heavy loads. [b] 

There will be no breaching of walls, 

no going into captivity, 

no cry of distress in our streets.

Blessed are the people of whom this is true; 

blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.

May God shed his mercy over thee...

1 comment

  1. This is awesome Andrea! Great job! Wish I could have been there to hear Roger speak.