Dear Father, thank You for protecting innocent commuters yesterday in the attempted bombing in a New York City submay. It is reported that 27-year-old Akayed Ullah attempted to injure or kill scores of commuters in an act of revenge against Israel. However, he was the only one to be injured. Mr. Ullah is said to have serious burns and lacerations on his abdomen and hands. Father, I ask that You transform this young man. Father, break into his heart and mind and may he encounter the true living God. May he experience your compassion and grace and may it lead him to one day surrender his life to You. Father, use prison ministries to touch his life. May he one day renounce his act of violence and dedicate his life to extending generosity and compassion to people in need. Father, I don’t doubt that You had something to do with his bomb not killing or injuring other people. Thank You. May the lives You saved all be drawn into a personal relationship with You. Amen.
Dear Father, I ask for Your blessings on Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations. Father, give her wisdom and understanding. Lead her to inquire of You in all decisions she needs to make. Give her words power to persuade and inspire not only our government but also other foreign governments to take positions that are moral and just. May her influence in the foreign policies of the US lead to our nation becoming more compassionate and generous to people around the world in need. Give her both strength of conviction and an open mind to consider the merits of alternative perspectives. Father, protect her. Provide for her. Lead her into a deep and fulfilling personal relationship with You. Bless her marriage to Michael and her children Rena and Nalin. Amen.
Dear Father, Your Word tells us that people ascend into political office with the approval of Your sovereign will. Therefore, You have purposes for Susan Collins to be the US Senator from Maine. Father, may Your will be done in her actions in public office. May she make decisions that are in alignment with Your desires. Father, I ask that You work in her heart and mind, leading her into a personal relationship with You. May she inquire of the Lord, asking You for wisdom and understanding. May she rely on You for provision and protection. I do ask that You watch over her and protect her, providing her with everything she needs. May you bless her marriage to Thomas.
Dear Father, HuffPost is an influential news and opinion website in America. “The site offers news, satire, blogs, and original content and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, culture, comedy, healthy living, women’s interests, and local news.” It is widely believed that the website has a strong bias for politically liberal positions. Father, I now that You love each individual who leads this organization. I know that You long for a personal relationship with each. Father, may Lydia Frances Polgreen, the editor-in-chief, encounter Your love and may the experience transform her. May she one day speak of how You have filled her life with hope, joy, peace, and direction. In the meantime, shower her life with your grace and mercy, meeting her every need. Father, I ask that the HuffPost will one day take editorial positions that favor the good works of Your church and the authentic testimonies of believers. Amen.