“Father, we come to You to pray for our nation, the United States of America.
How You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, “America, America, God shed His grace on thee.” Yet we see trouble in our culture today. We see the breakdown of the family, crippling addictions, and random acts of horrific violence.
Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms, and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have “forgotten God.” But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again.
Scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, “Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6).
That is our prayer for America today, Lord. Send a mighty spiritual awakening that will turn the hearts of men and women, boys and girls, back to you. You have told us if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, that You will forgive our sins and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Forgive us today, Lord, and heal this troubled land that we love so much.
We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ.
If your priorities are in order, after God and Family, America should come next. This week Americans will celebrate the 4th of July. It is our most important annual celebration after Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. It is not a purely secular day of celebration, it is a spiritual day of celebration, as well, because God has blessed America as He has no other country on earth.
Unfortunately today, Christians are not only under assault by atheists in America for their faith but they are being persecuted by terrorists around the world as well. Pray on this 4th of July that America will continue to be the “shining city on the hill” and a beacon of hope for all those seeking religious liberty. If we loss the battle for religious freedom here in America, there will be no hope for the remainder of the Christian world. kqd