Monday, November 5, 2012

Prayer for Our Country

Most Precious and Almighty Heavenly Father,

We thank You for the wonderful country You have given us! We praise You for everyone who has come before us -- our Founders and military personnel -- who fought for Your ideals. We pray a special blessing upon those men and women who continue to stand in defense of this country and daily put themselves on the line in the name of freedom. We pray for all voters, that You would incline our hearts to cast our votes based upon Your will for the United States of America. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, You guarantee the following: "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." We thank You for this guarantee, Lord! We believe we ARE Your people called by Your Name. We humble ourselves before You and pour out our hearts with gratitude and love. We seek Your continued guidance in our lives and for this great country. We confess our shortcomings and the times we have failed to let Your Holy Spirit work through us and in us. We recommit ourselves to Your will and wisdom. We receive the forgiveness that only the blood of Jesus provides. We invite You and Your Spirit into this country and its people. We ask You to heal our land. We bind all forces of evil that seek to derail us and our country. We loose Your Spirit to move freely in the hearts, minds and lives of every American. We praise You for all You have done, all You are doing and all You will do. We, again, praise and thank You for Your abundance in all ways! In the Precious Name of Jesus, and by the power of His blood, Amen!