TN Capitol Prayer Day 1

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My prayer for today is based around Jesus’ words in Matthew regarding obedience. “Obedience is thicker than blood. The person who obeys my heavenly Father’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” Matthew 12:50b.

Heavenly Father,

I pray that you would bring your spirit of wisdom and understanding to Congress in the coming weeks and months. I pray that obedience to your Word would reign as the primary motivation in creating new legislation–not adherence to the desires of men.

You say that obedience is thicker than blood. That those who obey your Father’s will are your family. Father, would you forgive us for our selfishness? Would you give us a glimpse of what obedience to your will means for our lives?

We ask for your covering, your protection and your kindness to penetrate the walls of the Capitol. Please send your angels to stand guard around the grounds and in the offices of our representatives. May your Word set the direction and the standard for decisions made by Tennessee’s leaders.

Amen

The Blame Cycle

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To avoid being wrong,

Blame the person.
Blame the system.
Blame the unknown.
Blame the universe.

Or take the blame and offer to help fix the problem – even if it wasn’t your fault.