Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 1-20-21

Psalm 86:9-12 TPT King David’s Prayer of Faith
9
Lord Almighty, you are the one who created all the nations;
Look at them—they’re all on their way!
Yes, the day will come when they all will worship you
and put your glory on display
10 
You are the one and only God.
What miracles! What wonders! What greatness belongs to you!
11 
Teach me more about you, how you work and how you move,
so that I can walk onward in your truth
until everything within me brings honor to your name.
12 
With all my heart and passion I will thank you, my God!
I will give glory to your name, always and forever!

Our passage today is a prayer from King David. In it David reminds his readers of the position every heart should assume before Almighty God who created all nations and is calling them to himself with the purpose of becoming One in Christ. God’s Word tells us, “The authority of the name of Jesus causes every knee to bow in reverence! Everything and everyone will one day submit to this name—in the heavenly realm, in the earthly realm, and in the demonic realm. And every tongue will proclaim in every language: “Jesus Christ is Lord Yahweh,” bringing glory and honor to God, his Father! (Phil. 2:10-11).

Today is Inauguration Day for the United States of America. We will witness the ceremonial induction of President-Elect Biden into the office of President. Now, we must in faith pray like David first of all for our own hearts to be right before God, and second for the hearts of those who have been positioned in office to lead this country as One Nation Under God.

We are commanded to faithfully pray for God’s highest to be served through our established leaders. As we pray, may the Spirit shake every leader with a holy awe and sense of responsibility before God to whom each one of us will one day answer. May their souls become weighted with the heart of God for this country, so they will humbly bow before the righteous rule of his Mighty Hand. Please put all politics aside and never forget God’s in control of heaven, earth, and beneath the earth. This is his story, so use your faith and pray for his Word to be written on every heart…in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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