Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My plan

Yesterday, I talked about sexism and Sarah Palin's campaign as vice president. Here's my plan of attack:

A Psalm for Sarah:

Intercession for Gov. Sarah Palin according to Psalm 27

Pray for Sarah, husband Todd, sons Track, baby Trig, daughters Bristol, Willow, Piper, from today through November 4.

Pray for:

Singleness of Vision, Moral Clarity
Ps 27:1a - The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?

Fearlessness, Boldness
Ps 27:1b - The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?

Protection from Libel, Slander, Hatred, Persecution
Ps 27:2 - When [not 'if'] evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, my
adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

Confidence in Christ, a Guarded Heart
Ps 27:3 - Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.

Priorities Devotions, Rest, Balance
Ps 27:4 - One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I
may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the
beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in His temple.

Deliverance, Favor
Ps 27:5 - For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

An Overcoming Spirit, a Higher Perspective
Ps 27:6 - And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy. I will sing,
yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

Direction, Wisdom, Surefootedness
Ps 27:7, 11 - Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me. . . . Teach me Thy way, O Lord and lead me in a level path because of my foes.

A Release of Faith, an Expectancy of Good,
Ps 27:13 - I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Strength, Courage, Endurance,
Ps 27:14 - Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage.
Yes, wait for the Lord.

And let Your kingdom come and let Your will be done.

(Thanks to Dee for sharing this prayer with me.)


Maxine said...

Ahh, Kathy. How absolutely beautiful and appropriate. I saw your post yesterday and I went to the blog link, never getting back here to comment.
What a time in our country. What a needed time to pray. I never was interested in politics in times past, but my love and concern for my country has caused me to think about it more and I'm searching in my heart as to what more I could be doing on my blogs and Facebook. I want to avoid arguments, but feel there is much that needs to be said.
Btw, here is a link to a blog that has been most helpful to me. I was surprised to find out that this blog actually started in Feb. of 2007, before it was ever settled who the candidates would be:

Kathy at Sumballo said...

Maxine, thank you for your wise words. I think this is a vital year to pray, too. And thanks for the blog. I didn't know about that one and I'll be watching it, too.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

I am so glad you are doing this. It has been on my heart to pray for them a lot lately. I will remember this Psalm in doing that. Thanks so much for sharing.
Much love,