The Change

40 Days of Prayer for America-Day 12

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If you are reading this it is because you are interested in praying for our nation.
We pray because we see things that need to change.
Sometimes the change needs to begin in me.

Matthew 5. in the Message says
“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. – Matthew 5:8

God, today I dedicate my mind to you. I want to think on things that are good, right, pure, and excellent.

Today, I dedicate my eyes to you. I want to see others the way you see them.

Today, I dedicate my ears to you. I want to hear your voice above all the others clamoring for my attention, and honor others by listening well to them.

Today, I dedicate my mouth to you. I want my words to be life-giving.

Today, I dedicate my heart to you. I want my heart to be pure and undivided. I want to master my emotions, not serve them.

Today, I dedicate my hands to you. I want to touch others in love and goodwill.

Today, I dedicate my feet to you. I want to go wherever you send me, walk toward the messes, not run from them.

Today I want to stand firmly upon the truth and not stumble, not waver.

Today I dedicate my life to you. After  all you have done that is a reasonable response.

Taken in part from a devotional by
Elaine Scott
Browns Bridge Church

Romans 12:1-2

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