Father in Heaven, we come to You today with thankful hearts on this National Day of Prayer. On this occasion, we thank You for the education we have and the educational opportunities all around us- for ourselves and for our children.
Your word tells us in the book of Proverbs that “the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord.” We know that our schools and colleges have not always respected this. So today, we ask that You work in them. Enable our educational institutions to return to truth and Judeo-Christian ethics. Provide our children with a safe atmosphere conducive to learning. Raise up excellent educators who fear You. Provide equal opportunities for every student to achieve their full potential.
We pray for spiritual renewal on our college campuses. Bless those ministries who encourage this. Establish an awareness of You that draws souls to Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior. We thank you for all that You have done, are doing and will do in this area of our nation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
On Monday, April 26, 2010, I had the pleasure of giving the opening prayer at the afternoon session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Mr. Matthew Bradford invited me. It was a great experience. Mr. Frank Ianuzzi gave me a personal tour of this majestic national landmark, dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.
The following is what I prayed:
“Our Father in heaven, we thank you for this day, as You have gathered these men and women to make important decisions concerning our Commonwealth. We thank you for their gifts, abilities and education. They serve us and You as lawmakers of this great state of Pennsylvania.
And yet, Lord, we understand that You are the ultimate Lawmaker. Help our laws to reflect Yours. Your word tells us in the book of James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” Father, again, help our laws to reflect Your law. Give us wisdom and discernment to make choices that would glorify You, and that You would be pleased with.
I pray this in Jesus name, Amen.”
Welcome to “Central to Life,” a website which contains the sermons of Rev. David McKinley. Hopefully you find some spiritual encouragment of some sort.
Isaiah 26:3 tells us: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” May the Lord bless you as you seek His will for your life.