How to Pray for America
“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” —Psalms 11:3
I believe our nation is in trouble today, probably more than I’ve seen in my lifetime. We are contending with issues that are causing the very foundation of our country to crumble. Our moral and spiritual roots are eroding, the economy is misleading, family life is disintegrating, and political forces are at unprecedented odds. There seem to be very few leaders who will take a stand for God and for His Word.
It can be tempting to believe that America has reached a point of no return. While these factors cause despair, we are reminded in Scripture that with God, nothing is impossible. No problem is too great for Him. Seasons of distress and uncertainty and hardship call for faithful, fervent prayer by God’s people and remind us of our responsibility to humble ourselves before Almighty God. We cannot expect healing to come to our nation apart from obedience to God through His Holy Word.
God longs for His people to humble themselves and to seek forgiveness and pray for guidance. God’s Word says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12). The Bible commands that we repent of our sins and turn to Almighty God. And because we are confident that we serve a God of mercy and compassion, we know that He stands ready to respond to our cries out of the abundance of His divine wisdom.
It is a crucial time for us to individually and collectively seek God’s divine intervention for the challenges facing us. We need to pray not only for our nation, but we need to pray for our leaders, for all those who govern us, that they will turn to God with humble hearts and follow Him. Our military leaders need our prayers as we have dedicated men and women serving on battlefields and sacrificing their blood to protect our nation and many innocent people around the world. God is faithful to bless those who turn to Him.
Pray that as a nation we would return to God. As we call on God, let us do so by genuine faith, believing that He hears our prayers. God can heal this great land, for which our forefathers fought and died. We need spiritual renewal, we need a revival in America, and we need each and everyone to pray. Lord, Hear Our Cry! —Franklin Graham
A time to remember. Seems like just yesterday. Doesn’t seem that long ago. The anticipation of a new wee little one on the way. Three little miracles from God have come my way to take care of for my heavenly Father. He has shared and entrusted them to me for a lifetime. Those first diapers to change, that first lonely tooth, that first skinned knee, that first big time date to go on. I remember well each’s first driver’s license, first fender bender, and leaving home for the larger world of a university. Two of the three have found mates for life through their marriages. Three beautiful grandchildren gift’s from God as my reward for protecting and guiding and parenting His first gifts of children to me. Ups and downs we have had. Jugglers drop things, and so have I. So proud of my children and grandchildren I am. So much love I have for them. Life is about family, it really is. Today, Father’s Day, truly is a blessed day for me.