Saturday, July 4, 2015

An Independence Day Prayer

Dear Lord, As our nation celebrates Independence Day let us remember that whether young or old, our independence should never drive us away from you or your word. We need you every hour Lord. Individually and collectively we need your wisdom, your guidance and most of all your love. Where else will we go for comfort in time of loss but to you, Lord? You inspired the Psalmist to write “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…” (Psalm 33:12) Will we ever be that nation here in America? You inspired the recent addition of ‘under God’ to the Pledge of Allegiance—one nation under God. Have we become deaf to the very words we speak? Do we not know that ‘under God’ means God rule—that we should seek your will in every decision? And Lord, has our quest for freedom blinded us to the role we must play in bringing healing to our land? Lord, stir up the Body of Christ this week that we might humble ourselves, pray, seek your face and turn from our wicked ways so that you will indeed forgive our sins and heal the land. ( 2 Chronicles 7:14) Hear my prayer O Lord and open the spiritual eyes of all who read this post. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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