A Call to Prayer for Our Nation
The America I see unfolding today is not the America of my youth. I vividly recall how each morning in our public schools we stood next to our desks and pledged allegiance to our flag. Our teachers read a scripture and we prayed. We honored God and sang: America, America, God shed His grace on Thee and crown Thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea. We were taught the history of our nation, knew our National Anthem and were thankful that we lived in the land of the free and the home of the brave. During times of war and disasters, citizens came together and prayed for our President, for our military, their families and our nation. During wartime our mothers volunteered at the Red Cross and our fathers who were exempt from war served in their communities. Although, we did not all vote alike, we respected one another and held the same values. We desired freedom, not just for America, but for the world. We believed “wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Cor. 3:17 NLT).
Somewhere along the way, due to compromise and prayerlessness, the American Church digressed into a powerless position. As a result, reverence for God was exchanged for political correctness and the tolerance of sin. Our nation now reflects the political, economic, and cultural deterioration from that spiritual decline.
But a revolution has begun. Believers are rising up who agree that this state of affairs will not be tolerated any longer. Across all denominational, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines, believers are banding together to pray in agreement with the Word of God for a spiritual awakening in our land.
I invite you to join me and many others on this prayer adventure. America will rise as we bow our knees before the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, pray and seek His face on behalf of America!
“If Americans know who they are, and where they really come from, they will exert themselves even more to surpass previous generations. That is why the study of our history remains of critical importance. Our history is not just the story of who we once were, but of our destiny; not of what we have accomplished, but of our future success.” (Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen, A Patriot’s History of the United States)
Are you expecting the works of God to be displayed in our nation? Then take your place now in prayer; for it is prayer that will produce the spiritual awakening our nation so desperately needs.
God is moving and America will be saved if God’s people who are called by His name will seek first His righteousness and pray in the light of His Word. Jesus said,
“I tell you for certain that if you have faith in me, you will do the same things that I am doing. You will do even greater things, now that I am going back to the Father. Ask me, and I will do whatever you ask. This way the Son will bring honor to the Father” (John 14:12-13 CEV).
The day of the “greater things” is here. The spiritual awakening is beginning and together, our prayers shall avail much!