Friday, January 09, 2009

Hunger And Thirst For God In The Capital

The US Capitol Building and the Mall in Washington DC from the Washington Monument.For the spiritual climate in Washington, D.C. to be characterized by a hunger and thirst for God and His ways

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
—Matthew 5:6

Righteous God, only You are deserving of our fear and our awe. All our yearnings are fulfilled in You, for You are faithful and true. There is no God like You, for You can do all things, even that which seems impossible to the human eye.

Knowing Your capabilities are limitless, Lord, we ask boldly and with confidence for You to nurture a spiritual climate in our nation’s capital, inside the beltway and out, in which our leaders desire You and Your ways. God, create in them a longing to know You, and a realization that without You they are incapable of making the decisions that are best for our nation. Make Yourself real to them, Lord, in uniquely personal and undeniable ways, we ask, by the power of Your Son Jesus, amen.

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