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Welcome to all new members! Please post as the Lord leads! Let's increase our faith and outspokenness about Jesus, in this His group! Amen! Love to each of you!

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In a passage that I believe speaks much to our current situation, the author of Lamentations spends the first part of chapter 3 bemoaning the horrible situation that he is in. In verse 21 thought, his thoughts turn to the mercies of God and he takes hope. Consider this powerful picture:

"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope;

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

"The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.

Let him sit alone in silence when it is laid on him;

let him put his mouth in the dust - there may yet be hope

(Lamentations 3:21-29 ESV)

Hope comes from a renewed focus on the Lord and his never ending mercy and love. Lamentations points out the need of remembering that the Lord ("this I call to mind," v. 21). There is also the powerful picture of humility and repentance before the Lord, "let him put his mouth in the dust."

A people who humble come before the Lord, remembering His mercy, have great reason for hope.

In that great section of Zechariah 9 that combines promises of both the first and second coming of Christ, this insightful description is given regarding hope.

"Return to your fortress, O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you."

(Zech. 9:12)

Those who await the work of the Lord are called prisoners of hope. That is a good description for the Church today as we long to see the Lord restore and renew His people, and with them, a nation that desperately needs His healing touch. Prisoners of hope never quit praying until the Lord accomplishes His purposes or until He silences their prayers.

WITH ONE CRY

David Butts

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THE MILITARY

Thank You, Lord, for the men and women of our armed forces. Protect them as they protect us. Defend them as they defend us. Encourage and strengthen their spirit, soul, and body in the execution of their duties and responsibilities. May they be mentally and physically strong when required to face the challenges of combat. Undergird them with Your Spirit and might when they are called upon to endure the hardships of battle.

I pray nothing would take them by surprise, but they they would be aware of all potential aggression. Enable them to curtain hostile actions before they start.

Reveal to military leaders the strategies and plots that enemies would wage. Give leaders wisdom and insight in all decisions. May response to any aggression by enemies of this nation be swift, accurate, and effective.

Father, give our military favor with the governmental agencies of this country. I pray our Congress would appropriate sufficient funds to keep our nation's military preeminent in the world.

Thank You for providing American with the best trained, equipped, and lead military force in the world today. Fill them with Your saving grave and the gospel of peace, that they may be shining witnesses of Your love, in the name of Jesus.

"God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.

Daniel Webster, Senator

1782 -1852

PRAY FOR OUR NATION

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Good Evening! I pray everyone is doing well! Do you have any prayer requests?

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We have quite a few prayer requests: Edward - to meet people in order for him to speak the Gospel; for Brenda - two well known hospitals still haven't determined what is happening with her "cancer in her lungs." She has begun chemo, even though the source of the cancer is unknown; Jason - his elderly friend, mentor, boss has decided to end his treatment for Parkinson's disease and he is ready to meet our Lord; Elaine - traveling to NJ for this weekend; continued prayers for the state of our country; prayers for our fasting group during this upcoming week as we will be fasting for our country and for God to be known to all who despise Him.

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