Saturday, October 15, 2016

In Troubled Times

In Troubled Times by Joan Cook

When President George W. Bush declared that the United States of America was at war with Iraq in 2002, he stated that the United States will accept no other outcome other than that of Victory. We must take an active role by praying for the president, government officials, our troops, the innocent people in Iraq, and God's will and His glory! Today we encourage you to pause and to meditate on these scriptures.

1) Pray for our Government Officials.

"So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up-- one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword." Exodus 17:10-13

"For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." Deuteronomy 20:4

"In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me." Psalms 31:1-3

2) Pray for American troops and their families.

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: 'May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, 'Peace be within you.'" Psalms 122:6-8

"For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble." Psalms 143:11

"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you." 2 Thessalonians 3:16

3) Pray for innocent civilians.

"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me." Psalms 138:7

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." 2 Chronicles 32:7,8

"The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." Psalms 9:9

4) Pray for God's will and His glory.

"Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me." Psalms 56:9

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all." 1 Chronicles 29:11

"Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendour and majesty." Psalms 21:5

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for the government leaders, our military members and their families, innocent civilians, and God's will. Pray for Upcoming Elections for national, state, and local leaders. Pray for PEACE!

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go's Performing Arts Team. Pray for our team as we minister through drama, puppets, interpretive dance, and music. Our Performing Arts Teams are made up of volunteers and On The Go staffers who travel around the USA to local churches and events sharing the Good News.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to

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