Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, America!


Prayer For Our Nation
Heavenly Father,
We humbly offer You this prayer on the birthday of our country.
You have blessed us with wealth, power and freedoms others do not have.
As a nation we have abused our freedoms and turned our gaze from You, our Father and Provider of every good gift, to ourselves.
We have traded true freedom for license.
In doing so, the very moral, ethical and economic fabric of this country is beginning to unravel.
Father, with You and through You all things are possible.
Hear the prayers of Your faithful. Do not give us what we deserve, but in Your great mercy reverse the destruction we have begun.
Soften the hearts of our leaders~that they may work toward defending life rather than destroy it. Help them, and all of us to see that without Your gift of life, no other freedom will matter.
Have mercy on our country. Accept the prayers and sacrifices of Your faithful as reparation for the ways we, as a nation, have offended You.
Grant us the grace to work together to defend and preserve all that our Founding Fathers fought to gain for us.
May we once again become one nation under You, our Great God, and may we show you our gratitude for Your every grace and blessing.
All of this we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen.


2 comments:

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Amen

Colleen said...

Beautiful prayer. Love your blog's look.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.