Prayer Needed Today for Continued Tensions with North Korea

Prayer Point: Tensions on a North Korean Holiday

North Korean troops pay tribute to the Kim statues in Pyongyang, April 2012.

North Korean troops pay tribute to the Kim statues in Pyongyang, April 2012.

With tensions continuing to rise between North Korea and the Republic of Korea in the South, we especially need to be in prayer today. For those who have followed North Korea’s M.O. in the past, you know they have a tendency to make aggressive military moves on days of historical importance to them. Since today is the birthday of Kim Jong Un’s grandfather (who they consider their “eternal president” and a diety) their actions will be unpredictable. This could be a difficult day, and we want to be sure we keep our allies in prayer. The United States has sent ships and planes to the area. You may remember at the end of March North Korean state-run media released information indicating that Kim Jong Un had placed his nation’s missiles on combat-ready status in response to the United States cooperating with South Korea on military training. Their government-run television station also showed a U.S. Strike Plan in which they threaten to attack Hawaii, Los Angeles, Austin and Washington. As tensions continue to rise between North and South Korea, and Kim Jong Un threatens to “settle accounts with the U.S.”, we must be in prayer for our Administration and specifically for our Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. We should also be in prayer for Secretary of State John Kerry as he meets with our allies in the Republic of Korea as well as surrounding countries like China. Pray also for our friends in the Republic of Korea and their president, Park Geun-hye.

For those using our weekly devotional, American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot, there’s a prayer for the Secretary of Defense on page 63 and for the Secretary of State on page 61 (Also available on Kindle).

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Free Prayer Guide from American Psalms

Free Prayer Guide from American PsalmsThe countdown to the National Day of Prayer has started. Are you ready to start praying for the leaders of our country?

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Regardless of your political views, God calls each of us to pray for those in authority over us.  American Psalms and Kingdom Knight Productions believe it’s important to pray for our leaders by name. That’s why—in addition to our devotional book on praying for the nation, American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot (Available in PrintKindle and Nook formats)—Kingdom Knight Productions offers a free Prayer Guide for use in your Prayer Ministry, National Day of Prayer gathering, small group or personal devotions. It includes Prayer Points, Scriptures and the names of individuals you can be praying for in our nation. As positions change in our government this guide will be updated, so check back when you need new copies. Please contact us if your organization has questions or would like bulk discounts on copies of our book for your National Day of Prayer event.

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Prayers for the family of U.S. Diplomat Anne Smedinghoff

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We at American Psalms and Kingdom Knight Productions join Secretary of State Kerry in mourning the death of Anne Smedinghoff. The 25-year-old U.S. Diplomat was killed by a suicide bomber while bringing books to a school in Afghanistan yesterday. Please join us in praying for her family and friends. We are specifically in prayer for her parents, Tom & Mary Beth Smedinghoff.

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Prayer Point: Tensions with North Korea

Prayer Point: Tensions with North Korea

North Korean troops pay tribute to the Kim statues in Pyongyang, April 2012.

North Korean troops pay tribute to the Kim statues in Pyongyang, April 2012.

Shortly after midnight in North Korea, state run media released information indicating that Kim Jong Un has placed his nation’s missiles on combat-ready status in response to the United States cooperating with South Korea on military training. The North Korean government-run television station also showed a U.S. Strike Plan in which they threaten to attack Hawaii, Los Angeles, Austin and Washington. Whether or not they can actually deliver on such a threat may be questionable, but the threat is real. As tensions continue to rise between North and South Korea and Kim Jong Un threatens to “settle accounts with the U.S.”, we must be in prayer for the Administration and specifically for our Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. We should also be in prayer for Secretary of State John Kerry as he meets with our allies in South Korea as well as surrounding countries like China.

For those using our weekly devotional, American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot, there’s a prayer for the Secretary of Defense on page 63 and for the Secretary of State on page 61 (Also available on Kindle).

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Prayer Point: The Conclave to Elect a New Pope

Prayer Point: March 12, 2013

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Today 115 Catholic Cardinals begin the process of electing the next Pope. American Psalms encourages evangelical Christians to be praying for that conclave. Even if you’re not Catholic, the Pope plays a big role in how Jesus is perceived throughout the world, and greatly affects our ability to reach the lost. Pray for the Cardinals involved in this process, that they might have wisdom, discernment. May God’s will to be done.

For those using our weekly devotional, American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot, consider A Call for Workers in the Harvest on page 53 (Also available on Kindle).

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Prayer Point: The Judicial System

Prayer Point: January 24, 2013
Week 4 Focus: The Judicial System

supremecourtScripture tells us to “administer true justice” (Zech. 7:9). We are called to do that on a personal level, but on a larger scale our society relies on the judicial system to oversee acts of justice tempered by mercy. This is a burden that can weigh heavily upon many of our judges. Pray for our courts and for our judges to seek God’s wisdom in their rulings. Pray particularly for the justices who sit on the U.S. Supreme Court:

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States
Antonin Scalia
Anthony M. Kennedy
Clarence Thomas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Stephen G. Breyer
Samuel Anthony Alito
Sonia Sotomayor
Elena Kagan

For those using our weekly devotional, American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot, there’s a prayer for the Judicial System on page 21 (Also available on Kindle).

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Prayer Point: The Legislature

Prayer Point: January 16, 2013
Week 3 Focus: The Legislature

house_press_galleryThe approval rating of Congress is moving toward the single digits* and it’s been a long time since I’ve overheard someone in a grocery store line talking about how much they love the Legislature.  But, as Christians, are called to pray for our nation’s leaders even when we’re not particularly happy with them. In this third week of praying for the nation, we will focus on the Legislature. Please remember to pray for the members of Congress and their families. Pray especially for your own state’s representatives and senators. You may want to consider sending them an encouraging note and let them know you’re praying for them. They don’t get a lot of “happy” mail.

For those using our weekly devotional, American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot, there’s a prayer for the Legislature on page 19 (Also available on Kindle).

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*Both Gallup and the Huffington Post reported the approval rating of Congress had dropped to 14% at the beginning of 2013. Prayer can make a difference in their lives and in the life of our nation.

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