• THE LORD'S PRAYER
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
P.O. Box 5152
Herndon, VA 20172-1970
Friday, March 13, 2010The Call to PRAYER
THE LORD'S PRAYER
A Call to Action . . . Through United Prayer|
Dear Saints of God,
In this hour, when our nation is facing many issues that will determine our destiny in the days ahead, it seems appropriate to take a very simple action as the corporate Body of Christ to renew our covenant with our Father in heaven.
Earlier this month, a three-judge panel in the Ninth District Appellate Court in the State of California ruled that:
a) The Pledge of Allegiance is constitutional; and
b) The motto, "One Nation Under God," which appears on our coins, is also constitutional
Given the actions of this Court, would this not be the correct time to also decree, from our pulpits, that we ARE "one nation under God?"
And what better way to do that than to pause, at some point in our Sunday service, and invite our congregations to simply stand and recite the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples to pray . . . THE LORD'S PRAYER.
This prayer places us in vertical alignment with our Father ("Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven") AND in horizontal alignment with EACH OTHER ("and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us").
When we are aligned, together, in the vertical axis and in the horizontal axis,
WE ARE WALKING IN THE POWER OF THE CROSS.
Moreover, by praying "deliver us from evil," we are asking for divine protection from possible terrorist attack, as well as any other plans the enemy would have to hinder His Kingdom from coming in our lives.
A CALL TO PRAYER
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners invites all of you to join us THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010, in reciting THE LORD'S PRAYER.
Pastors may wish to pause during your Sunday service and invite your own congregation to pray the prayer that Jesus taught His disciples to pray:
"Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven;
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
for Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory . . . forever and ever. Amen."