Dear Ones,
Hope you had a great weekend! Today I am writing early so I can do some individual e-mails and also get to Aldi’s and my exercise class. Not sure yet if our grandson is stopping by this afternoon too. Have you had time to just enjoy this beautiful Fall? 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Pray, pray, pray! God is calling His people to humble ourselves and pray and return to Him. As a nation we have strayed so far from God and need to become a Christian nation once again under God. I hope many of you that are reading this were able to watch thousands upon thousands of believers gathered in Washington D.C. on Saturday to pray for our nation. Some joined Franklin Graham and made the 1.8 mile prayer walk from the Lincoln Memorial to the steps of the Capital and prayed for spiritual healing. This was not about politics but an outpouring of prayers for our nation to repent and turn back to God. As was said, the best way to battle is not with rocks and stones but on our knees. During the day, we also watched thousands more involved in The Return which similarly was a time of repentance and prayers for our nation. There were many humble and powerful speakers, songs sung, and prayers offered up for all those in government to have wisdom and knowledge. People called on God to be merciful to our nation. turn us back to Him. and heal our land. The apostle Paul says in I Tim. 2:1-3 (The Word), “First of all, I encourage you to make petitions, prayers, intercessions and prayers of thanks for all people, for rulers, and for everyone who has authority over us. Pray for these people so that we can have a quiet and peaceful life always lived in a godly and reverent way. This is good and pleases God our Savior.” A message like this must have been almost shocking to the readers at that time for Nero was emperor and persecution was growing against Christians. But it was a time to pray and there is great power in prayer. Let us remember that it is also a time for us to pray and seek God, for His ear is open to His children and only He can bring the healing.
Challenge for today: Spend some time praying for all those in authority and for God to direct their decisions.
Blessings on your week and prayers and love, Judy