By Jannie Linney
Almighty God, You have given us this good land for our heritage. We humbly ask You that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Your favor and glad to do Your will. Bless our land with honorable endeavor, sound learning and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties and fashion into one united people the multitude brought here out of many nations and tongues. Endow with the Spirit of wisdom those to whom in Your Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to Your law we may show forth Your praise among the nations on earth. In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble do not allow our trust in You to fail. Amen.
President Thomas Jefferson
Washington D.C. March 4, 1801
This is our day and month for national prayer. What better way for us to pray than in agreement with our founding fathers? The Bible tells us that “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;[2Cor.10:4].” Prayer is the most powerful weapon we could possibly have.
Thanking God for His goodness and mercy, thanking him for keeping this nation a free nation, giving us the blessings of prosperity and wellbeing, causing other nations to call us blessed and they do or they wouldn’t all be trying to come here to live. For all of you who curse this nation and try to rip it apart, tell me what country you like better and I’ll buy you a ticket as you give up your citizenship papers of this great USA. Being Thankful to God for all His blessings and goodness is another strong weapon in our warfare. In fact He said we enter into his presence with “Thanks Giving” God is not through with this nation and so don’t give up!
He sent us “The Holy Spirit” as our helper, not our doer. Our Father expects us to do warfare for our domain. The Bible says for us to pray for our enemies. They are deceived; they are blind to the things of God, the one true God. Like Israel did, they got off tract and were serving other Gods. Many today has done the same. The greatest thing we could do is pray them into the Kingdom of God, the Creator of all things. Many that have been deceived by all this evil, have now realized the true wickedness of mankind. They are seeing the destruction of what a few depraved people can do and they are turning by the thousands in the right direction.
We have some great things coming, things like we have never seen before. God said “I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you an expected end” [Jere.29:11].
There may be some reading this writing that would like to give yourself to that wonderful God, the creator of all things. If so, just tell Him How sorry you are for all the sins you have committed and He will throw them as far as the east is to the west and remember them no more. Ask Him to come into your heart, live through you and teach you His Ways. He will!!!
Then you will want to “Pray for the Nation.”