Praying for America Days 12 & 13

Day 12

Proverbs 8
I will not type the whole thing out. Go read it for yourself.

Lord, You say that wisdom is better than money or jewels, but how many times have the American people, American leaders, even the American church, thrown wisdom away in pursuit of wealth, power, or other less important things? Oh Lord our God, I ask that You would do a mighty work in our hearts, so that we would desire wisdom above other things, and recognize You as the true source of all wisdom.

Day 13

'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. Don't consider yourself to be wise; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones. Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest; then your barns will be completely filled, and your vats overflow with new wine.'
Proverbs 3: 5 - 10

Lord, how desperately Americans need 'healing for our bodies and strengthening for our bones'! We are so proud, so sure of ourselves and our own greatness. I ask that You would break apart the idol of pride that is held up to us for an example. Please help us to remember in this Thanksgiving season that all good things come from You. Please remind us that 'dust we are, and to dust we must return', and that, apart from You, we can do nothing truly worthwhile. Please help us, at all times, to give the glory, honor, and praise to the One to whom it is due.