"Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice." -- Psalm 141:2 (NKJV)
Please Pray for America
Save and protect, O Lord, these United States of America and have mercy on us. As a nation, we have turned our backs on you and have sinned. We have allowed our God-given liberties to be taken away. We have allowed the epidemic of abortion to fester out of control. We have allowed prayer to be eliminated from our schools, and Your Word and commandments to be banned from our public squares. We have allowed Your place in our nation’s history to be erased from our textbooks and our minds. We have turned our backs on Your teachings. We no longer look to You and Your Word for our standards of right and wrong, replacing those absolute truths with the whim of our own opinions. We have allowed decadence and depravity of all sorts to become public and commonplace. Common decency has become a thing of the past. We confess these and all our sins to You and ask forgiveness for ourselves and our nation. Bring us to a state of true repentance - a returning to You - as both individuals and as a nation. We confess Your lordship over every aspect of our lives and our nation. Help us to follow You once again. Restore your mercy and blessings to these United States of America, and re-establish a hedge of protection around us. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.
Please also remember these prayer points throughout the week:
- Pray for the victims of the devastating flooding in West Virginia, with at least 26 dead and hundreds left homeless.
- Pray for all those still suffering in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Orlando - the injured recovering from their wounds, the survivors dealing with the emotional stress and turmoil, and those grieving for murdered loved ones.
- Pray for all those serving as police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, and other first responders.
- Pray for all current and former members of our military.
- Pray especially for your pastor or priest, and for your home church.