May 5, 2010
My Prayer for America
Father, I ask that you would bless and guide our President, his family, and staff. Surround him with people that will speak truth. Help him to do what is best for our nation. Please remind me of my duty to not only pray for my leaders on a daily basis, but to respect them as appointed by you to administer justice.
Lord, I lift up our congress to you and ask that you would give them wisdom. Let those politicians that know you, be a light in the halls of the Capital building and to the states and districts that they represent. Let our laws strengthen our land. Help me to obey our laws to the extent that they do not contradict your Holy Law.
I pray for our Supreme Court as well as the judges on the lower courts. I know that you are the Supreme Judge and will ultimately stand in judgment over every decision that they have rendered. Please forgive our land for following the ruling that has caused the slaughter of innocent unborn children. They were knit together in your image, yet regarded as inconvenient. O God, forgive us. Lord, I ask that you would call Christians to love the families and mothers affected by a decision to silence a preborn child. Help them to find hope and forgiveness in your one and only son Jesus Christ.
God, please send your angels to protect and keep watch over our soldiers oversees. I may not always agree with our methods, but I pray that you would grant safety nonetheless. I pray that we would bring those who would mean us harm to justice, minimize civilian casualties, and bring an end to the fighting.
Thank you for your gift of marriage. Forgive us where we have failed you in bringing your lifelong institution to a premature end through divorce. I pray that your light would be seen through believers to alter the course of marriages through the transforming of our lives by your son. God, we discuss whether the state can marry same sex couples, and many Christians are angry. Turn our anger into compassion for those who are far from you. Reach them with our love, that they may no longer be conformed to the pattern of this world.
Call Christians out of a partisan and denominational mindset. I ask that we would vote our conscience rather than falling in line with what a political party tells us to believe. Help us to see that those who trust in you are first and foremost followers of Jesus and not Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist, or any other denomination. Thank you for the work you have done through these churches, but forgive our division. Make us ONE!
God, help our nation's Christian parents to take seriously our responsibility to raise our children to honor you. May we no longer rely on the church to do our job. Let us make them a priority in our families second only to our marriages.
Lord, thank you for the millions that you have called to prayer this day, and I thank you for hearing us. Thank you for your unending love, your holiness, and your forgiveness that cleanses from all sin. Thank you for your grace and mercy that never ends. Thank you for the right we receive through Jesus to be called your children. I love you. Thank you for listening to my prayer that I pray all these things in the name of the risen son of God who is Jesus Christ my Lord and my Redeemer. Amen.