67 Days of Prayer: Day 11. “That We Might Receive Adoption”

Wednesday, June 6. Day 11 of 67 Days of Prayer

Today we are praying for the following districts:

  • Tennessee State House District 31 – Currently represented by Ron Travis
  • Tennessee State House District 32 – Currently represented by Kent Calfee
  • Tennessee State House District 33 – Currently represented by John Ragan
  • Tennessee State Senate District  11 – Currently represented by Bo Watson

Our call to Prayer

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Galatians 4.4-5

If you want to understand what God has done for His people, you have to understand it through the lens of adoption. God adopted us. End of story.

A study of scripture shows no association of adoption with government (if we’re wrong, please reply and let us know). Yet, in Tennessee and other states, the government has made it very expensive and complicated to adopt.

There is no scriptural mandate for the government to obstruct adoption the way it does; government should thus cease its obstruction of adoption.

A Prayer for Day 10 of 67 Days of Prayer

Lord, Your name is known in Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Rhea, Roane, Loudon, Anderson, and Hamilton counties. Thank You for the strong Christian heritage You have given to Your people in these areas.

Father, your heart for your people is expressed in your adoption of them – and in the high price you paid for that adoption: the crucifixion, death and resurrection of your son.

Father, may our state experience a surge in adoption. First, may your kingdom receive many new adopted sons. We pray for our leaders who have not been adopted by you, and we ask that you would save them Lord. We ask that you would move upon the hearts of leaders statewide – Democrat, Republican, Independent, Constitution, and Libertarians. Change our hearts. Change the hearts of our leaders.

Instead of standing in the way of adoption, may our government get out of the way, Lord, and may your people rise up to parallel in the lives of the orphan what you have done in the life of the Christian.

Once more we ask: Father, would You cause a spirit of prayer to well up within the citizenry of Tennessee? Would You cause our state to once more seek Your face? Would you cause us to seek Your will as we vote – but not just in voting Lord, but in our daily lives? Would You move on our hearts and make our homes places of spiritual accountability?

Amen.

Please click here to download a printable guide of when to pray for each district. Please feel free to email this to other praying Christians, to insert this in your church bulletin, or to post it on your church bulletin board. Make sure you put a copy on your refrigerator or in another prominent place in your home. This guide may be freely reproduced as long as it is not modified.

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