Thursday, February 20, 2014

PM#0541 Unite Our Countriy's Heart

Unite Our Country’s Heart
Psalms 86:11-12

There is a saying that goes, United we Stand, Divided we fall. 

In Psalms 86:11, the Psalmist asked the Lord to unite his heart.  That was the Lord moving him to pray that his heart would be united.

Hearts can be divided.  The heart of our country right now is seriously divided.  Perhaps we should consider doing as the Psalmist did, and ask the Lord to unite the heart of our country.  Such a request takes humility on our part, and it also begins with asking the Lord to unite our personal heart.

Here is a prayer to consider:  Father, we humbly come to you asking that you help unite the heart of our country, beginning with my heart.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Reflection Questions:

Why is humility important in our requests to the Lord?

Can Man fix the divided heart of our country?

In the Early days of our Nation, did leaders ask the Lord’s help when serious problems arose?  If so, what was the result?

Why should we ask the Lord to unite our personal heart, at the same time we ask Him to help unite the heart of our country.

©2012 Lewis Turner

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PM#0336 Unite Our hearts Ps 86 vs 11-12

Unite Our Hearts
Ps 86:11-12

This is a question for those that are married.  Have you ever sensed that your spouse is not on the same page as you?

This may be very true in many marriages at various times, and there may be a number of reasons.  Regardless of the reason, perhaps we should first make sure our focus is on the Lord.  That would also include humbling ourselves in prayer, and asking the Lord to unite our hearts to reverence God’s name and His presence.

God wants to unite our hearts.  He knows what stands in the way preventing it, and He knows how to help.  He will lead you to His wisdom in His word.

Consider this prayer:

Father I come to you in humility for my marriage.  I ask that You unite our hearts to reverence your name.  Lead us so our hearts will be united.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


Are you afraid to ask the Lord to unite both your heart and your spouse’s heart?

Are you afraid of what God will reveal if you ask Him to help you and your spouse unite your hearts?

For those who have sought the Lord to unite their hearts in their marriage, perhaps, if you are willing, sharing here may help someone else seek the Lord in uniting their heart with their spouse in their marriage.  

Though this ‘Prayer Minute’ may be focused on marriage, could the principle apply to our nation?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

PM#0360 A Heart Desiring to be Clean

A Heart Desiring to be Clean
Based on PS 139:23-24

Did you ever consider that our heart yearns things to be right?  Yet so much has happened, and problems come at us, that it causes dirt to enter our hearts.

The yearning of the heart that we experience may be from the Lord.  If it is, it will hate the dirt and eventually the heart may react and push that dirt to the surface.  It wants to get rid of that dirt.  When dirt comes to the surface, it may seen in the forms of anger, judgment, or other bad reactions. 

What should we do?  As problems and dirt comes to come to the surface, we should go to the Lord, and ask for wisdom on what is needed to cleanse the issue.  Following God’s wisdom allows the Lord to our cleanse heart. 

Father, when our heart is embattled, help us to seek your wisdom, to cleanse. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Reflection questions:

How do we know if a yearning we have is from the Lord speaking to our Hearts?

If it is from the Lord, what is it trying to do?

When it seems that dirt comes to the surface, why is it important to ask God’s wisdom?

Why does the Lord want us to have a clean hear—nothing swept under the rug, hidden in closets, or not talked about?