A Proclamation Made by Bush for National Day of PrayerMay 3, 2007
1.VirginiaTech.School: the safety of school campus, and comforts to those families.
2. The peace of Iraqi and comforts to those families of all victims.
There was an un-believer who went to a mountain, he saw a bear was chasing after him, so he prayed, “God, please make that bear becomes a Christian.’ Soon, he saw that bear knit down to pray, too.
1.Number 14:1 - 4, ‘That night all the people of the community raised their voicesand wept aloud.All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and thewhole assembly said to them, “If only we had died in Egypt! …
Why is the LORD bringing us to this land only to let us fallby the sword? Our wives and children will be taken asplunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?”And they said to each other, “We should choose a leader andgo back to Egypt.”
2.Nu. 14:5 – 10, ‘Then Moses and Aaron fell face down in front of the wholeIsraelite assembly gathered there.6 Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who wereamong those who had explored the land, tore their clothes7 and said to the entire Israelite assembly, “The land we passedthrough and explored is exceedingly good.8 If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land,a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.9 Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid ofthe people of the land, because we will swallow them up.Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not beafraid of them.”10 But the whole assembly talked about stoning them.Then theglory of the LORD appeared at the Tent of Meeting to all theIsraelites.’
4.Nu. -19Moses said to the LORD, “Then the Egyptians will hearabout it! By your power you brought these people up fromamong them.14 And they will tell the inhabitants of this land about it. Theyhave already heard that you, O LORD, are with these peopleand that you, O LORD, have been seen face to face, thatyour cloud stays over them, and that you go before them in apillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.15 If you put these people to death all at one time, the nationswho have heard this report about you will say,16 ‘The LORD was not able to bring these people into the landhe promised them on oath; …’17 “Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you havedeclared:18 ‘The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgivingsin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guiltyunpunished; hepunishes the children for the sin of the fathersto the third and fourth generation.’
Nu. In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of thesepeople, just as you have pardoned them from the time theyleft Egypt until now.”
5.Nu. The LORD replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked.
Nu. Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of
the LORD fills the whole earth,
第 20 節 耶和華說：“我照著你的話赦免了他們。
第 21 節 然我指著我的永生起誓，遍地要被我的榮耀充滿。
6.Nu. 14:22,’not one of the men who saw my glory and the miraculoussigns I performed in Egypt and in the desert but whodisobeyed me and tested me ten times —23 not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath totheir forefathers. No-one who has treated me with contemptwill ever see it.
Nu. But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit andfollows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land hewent to, and his descendants will inherit it.
a). Did God listen to Moses?( V. 20) Did He listen to Moses’ prayer? Then what was happened?Did the prayer has power?
b.BOOK: “DREAM WITH GOD” It was a book that mentioned about God loved Israel people. He invited Moses to listen and understanding God’s heart. God wants us to change our way, our mind and our thinking to meet His way and mind to lead others. This is the areas that we need to change. How about your prayer? Do you ask God to change His Will or your will to meet God’s plan?
1.Do not think about our past:
V.21-22, Their problem was that thinking about the past, as we are now always thinking of the past.God wants invited us to inter his mind, He had an eternal plan for us..
Jesus said, in John 4, ‘I will not call you servants; I will call you ‘friends’, because savants not really to know you heart, but friends are to know your mind.When we pray, we can understand the mind of God.When we understand His mind then our plan will be changed.If we do not change our minds, our hearts just pray that is useless.We have to change our minds and hearts to hear God.
Therefore, when we pray we must to ask God to change our hearts into Him, let us to have His heart and mind, let our friends, relatives, governors, all are looking for His heart of plan.
PRAYER is making ourselves to be a good influence: “Lord, please let each of us to change and be able to influence our family, our friends, our relatives and our country.
Pray for those soldiers’ safety in Iraq and pray for their families.
Pray for schools, ask God to keep safe in schools.
Pray for our governors’ decisions, must be wiser and fulfilled with God’s plan.
Pray for our societies, each person can see God’s plan, children to understand God’s love.Thanks! Blessing.
Pray for our areas the environmental be cleaned and safe.
Pray for the elected of each country to be wise to fulfill the Will of God.
PRAYER FOR CHURCHES:
Pray for our churches’ powers of leaders and members’ cooperation and be blessed to have very good relationship toward each others.
The ten areas of EFC in the worldwide and churches of others are fulfilling God’s plans powerfully.
The need of pastors for the first and next many generation needs. The youth will explore the way of God’s mission plans.
Many EFC branches and others churches need pastors, pray for more people to accept God’s calling.
For TaiwanMission and other areas’ Missions:The volunteers and co-workers hearts will be able to coordinates to search the plans of God.
Pray for the sick people to recover soon.
Pray for each person to be wise to follow Holy Spirit’s leading and the salvations of people - Every one our friends be safe.