Weekly Watch Focus: Thanksgiving

Friday, November 18, 2016—This is truly a time to give thanks to the Lord with all our hearts. We have come to the end of a long election-season that successfully concluded with the election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence as our next president and vice president-elect.

As we gather as families and friends to celebrate this Thanksgiving, please take a moment to give thanks for the freedoms and blessings we enjoy as Americans. Let us pause to pray God’s blessings, guidance, wisdom, and protection for our new president and vice president and their families.

Give special thanks and raise up prayers for our armed forces, our police, law enforcement, and their families. Give thanks for our church leaders. Give thanks for the provision and freedom the Lord has poured out over us. Above all, thank the Lord for our salvation through Christ Jesus.

Let us remember those less fortunate and struggling, and pray that the new administration put us on a path for economic and spiritual revival and restoration. May God’s supernatural peace be poured out on every region in America where agents of discord have tried to stir up violence and unrest.

Pray for New Zealand

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the South Island coast of New Zealand on Monday, November 14. Power, water, and road access was cut off to the town of Kaikoura. Landslides have wiped out roads and destroyed infrastructure. The US has deployed the USS Sampson to aid in the evacuation of stranded inhabitants and relief effort following this massive disaster. Please pray for the families who have lost their homes and property in this earthquake. Pray for the nation of New Zealand as they begin recovery from the destruction. Pray for protection from further damage and injury from powerful aftershocks as the nation rebuilds. 
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Psalm 106:1, “O give thanks to the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.” 

Psalm 100:4, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4, "Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."

2 Chronicles 19:5-6, “Then he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,  and said to the judges, ‘Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord, who is with you in the judgment.’”

Isaiah 33:22, “For the Lord is our judge; the Lord is our lawgiver; the Lord is our king; He will save us.”


Proverb 8:15, “By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice.”

Deuteronomy 8:18, "And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day..."

Ex. 18:21-22; Prov. 22:7 ; Ps. 37:25

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