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Prayer - America's Strength and Shield

By Suzie Langohr

“Prayer – America’s Strength and Shield” is this year's theme for the National Day of Prayer.  What mighty truth is stated in this simple phrase!!  God tells us in His Word that "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."  2 Chronicles 7:14.


Four years ago, I was listening to a Christian radio station promoting the National Day of Prayer. My heart had been heavy for a long time about the condition that our beloved country had fallen into.  We needed His help!  I complained to God that someone should be doing something about a National Day of Prayer service in our Columbia City. That is when I heard His Voice say" Why don't you do something?"  God has only spoken to me 4 times audibly in my life, the rest of the time is through His Holy Word, the Bible.  That is when I told God that I was just one person, what could I do?  But you don't argue with God for long.  I remember praying "Okay Lord.  It has to be in Your power and I will follow."  We had 3 weeks to put a program together.  I had several dear friends, Mickey English, Pat Hatcher, Laurel and Elsie Richmond that came on board. God pulled together a national simulcast and a short program where approximately 20 people came to pray.  It was exciting to see what God had done in a very short period of time!  We felt His presence and knew that this National Day of Prayer was important to Him.


In the years since, God has brought a number of hard working and passionate people to join the Whitley County National Day of Prayer committee.  Last year the evening program ended with enough Christians from churches all over Whitley County to come and hold hands around the courthouse and lift up prayers for the people of Whitley County and our nation!  Isn't God amazing!!!


I personally know the power of prayer and what mighty things God can do in people's lives.  My desire is for people to know my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ personally, and to see Him bring hope to the broken hearted.


If you have this same desire to see God heal our land and restore people's lives and you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior, come and join the Whitley County National Day of Prayer Committee.  Call Suzie Langohr at 244-3557.


Suzie Langohr is a first grade teacher at Northern Heights Elementary School.  She has taught for almost 36 years and still loves it!  Her husband is Craig Langohr and the couple has two daughters, Alicia and Amanda.



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