PRAYER FOR AMERICA
Let’s face it, America is not in a very healthy state at the moment. Although the economy is bright, corruption and dissension are a problem. Our health care system is inadequate and the poor and elderly are at risk of little or no health care. The numbers of new “poor” are increasing daily. Homelessness is more prevalent contrasting the new “rich” against the backdrop of our homeless community. Our country is in a state of moral decay. Our media promotes violence, sex and general immorality to our society. The murder of our innocent unborn has become a right of passage. Our schools have become battlegrounds. We have seen terrorism touch our shores. Terrorism that, in some cases, is at the hand of fellow Americans’ who cause needless, senseless deaths and injuries to innocent citizens. Car jackings, burglaries, gangs roaming our city streets have reached an all time high. Citizens are afraid to go out of their homes. Precious life has become dispensable, taken for a pair of sneakers or a coveted jacket. Drugs and alcohol have become the “drug” of choice for our youth who find a need to drown their fears with artificial substances. More families have two breadwinners, just to make ends meet, leaving “latch key children” to fend for themselves.
Now I ask, “is there a way out?” America was founded on freedoms, religious and personal. We have lost many of these freedoms. Christian ideals are mocked along with our new president who boldly declared his belief in Jesus Christ. What are we to do?
We don’t have to have mass meetings or make a big show of things. All we have to do is something very simple, something very easy, something that only takes a couple of minutes out of each day –
PRAY FOR AMERICA!!
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” KJV
What you need to do:
It’s easy – all I ask you to do is set aside 5 minutes at 7:00 PM every day and spend that 5 minutes PRAYING FOR AMERICA. Maybe you will be at home, maybe you will be stuck in traffic or maybe you will still be at work, but wherever you are, please try to take that 5 minutes to say a prayer for the healing of America. Even if that time is inconvenient for you, then try to take 5 minutes as close to that time as possible each day. If we can all pray together, at one time as a nation, the Lord will most certainly hear our plea.
Mattthew 18:19-20 “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there an I in the midst of them.” KJV.
Although we may not be gathered together physically, we will most certainly be gathered in prayer.
If you choose to form a prayer group and pray together, please do so. Ask your Pastor to announce a 5 minute prayer time for America. Find a quiet place for 5 minutes and say a heartfelt prayer for the Lord’s healing for the country.
Matthew 6:5-6 “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” KJV
There is no formula or specific prayer that you need to say, just pray as you feel the need to. However, in case you need some pointers, perhaps some of the ideas below will help.
- Pray for salvation for those leaders who are not saved.
- Pray for strength in faith and spiritual wisdom for those of our leaders who are saved.
- Pray for protection for our leaders.
- Pray for Godly wisdom to be imparted to our leaders.
- Pray for a reversal in moral standards within the country and a return to Christian values.
- Pray for the scourge of crime and violence and intolerance to be cast out of the country and for a return to peace.
- Pray for the protection of the unborn.
- Pray for renewed hope in the country.
- Pray for healing and forgiveness of, by, and within, the country.
- Pray for the protection of the country from wrongful influences.
Let us enter this new century with thankfulness to our Creator for His mighty blessings on this Country and pray for His continued blessings. Pray that, as a nation, we return to our First Love.
These are but a few ideas and no doubt you can think of a whole lot more. If you do, maybe you could drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. The important thing is to pray as the Spirit leads you.
Remember to praise and thank the Lord for His answers to prayer. O praise the LORD, all ye nations; praise Him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Praise ye the LORD. (Psalm 117)
AMERICA BLESS GOD
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