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Ask for God’s wisdom, guidance and protection for President Obama, Vice-President Biden, U.S. Senators (for us: Jim Webb and Mark Warner), U.S. Representatives (Rick Boucher), Governor Bob McDonnell, State Senators and Delegates (John Edwards, David Nutter and James Shuler).

Also for our local leaders: board of supervisors, town council, administrators, school boards, and university administration.

For our churches to be alive in Christ, and the gospel to advance and bear fruit in our community. For unity in truth among churches.

For effectiveness and protection of local law enforcement & safety officers. For successful prosecution of crimes and lawlessness both in our region and throughout the nation.

For generosity and sacrifice to abound as we deal with economic recession. For economic reform that is just and sensible. For ethical leadership in American corporations.

For repentance from national sins of pride, unbelief, injustice, idolatry, greed, materialism, selfishness, violence, and sexual immorality.

For preservation of religious freedom here and abroad.

For our educational institutions: local schools and colleges (Virginia Tech, Radford University, and NRCC).

That our international residents would feel welcome in our community and have opportunity to hear the gospel.

For an end to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and for protection for U.S. troops abroad.

Healing for broken homes, children without parents, and victims of abuse.
For an end to the abortion holocaust and for successful efforts of pregnancy resource centers.

An end to pornography, violence against women, and sex trafficking. For truthfulness, decency and morality in media.

For good stewardship of our natural resources, and protection for those around our country working in disaster relief.

For our homeland security. Thanks to God for protection from the recent unsuccessful NYC car bomb.

And thanksgiving for the many bounties and blessings our nation has received from God in his grace: food, clean water, clothing, homes, families, friends, democracy, law and order, freedom to worship, and many more.

“The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him." (Nahum 1:7 ESV)

"But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare." (Jeremiah 29:7)

”First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1, 2)

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