Monday, May 10, 2010

Laus Deo

"Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain."
Psalm 127:1 (NIV)

On the aluminum cap atop the Washington Monument are two words: "Laus Deo" meaning PRAISE BE TO GOD!! These very important words are 5. 125 inches high, standing 555 feet above the ground and overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, the capitol of the United States of America. The US Pledge of Allegiance states "one nation, under God".  There are many other inscriptions found in (and on) public places in the nation's capitol where one will find the signature of God.
As a nation under God, and as prayer warriors, we must be the "watchmen standing guard"! So many forces abound to STOP prayer in public places and to remove any reference to our God from the national culture. We cannot let this happen on our watch! We must humble ourselves and  pray (2 Chronicles 7: 13-14).
Pray with us for:

* The dominion of God over the nation. Psalm 22:28

* National, state, and local leaders. Proverbs 16: 9-10

* Wisdom for all leaders. Daniel 2:21

* Nations to be blessed of God. Psalm 33:12

* Our descendants to put their faith in God. Psalm 33:22

Laus Deo! Praise be to God for the things He has done!