We are called to be a people of prayer, (Communication and Communion with the Father)
One of the key focuses of our prayer should be for our country. I would like to share some thoughts about praying for the country in which you call home. These are basic truths of where we areas a nation and how to pray.
OUR BASIC MORAL FOUNDATIONS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED:
Psalms 11:3 ESV if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
Psalms 82:5 ESV They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
GOD STANDS FIRM: PROMISES TO BLESS A NATION WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD.
Psalms 33:11-19 ESV The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. (12) Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! (13) The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; (14) from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, (15) he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.
AMERICA'S FALSE HOPE: WE THOUGHT OUR STRENGTH WAS IN OUR MILITARY.
Psalms 33:16-19 ESV The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. (17) The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. (18) Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, (19) that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.
GOD STANDS FIRM: THE CALL FOR REPENTANCE
2 Timothy 2:19 ESV But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity."
IF THE LEADERS WALK IN THE PEACE OF GOD, THE PEOPLE WILL WALK IN THE PEACE OF GOD.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, (2) for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
WHY PRAY? SO WE CAN HAVE A PART IN REBUILDING THE BROKEN DOWN WALLS.
Isaiah 58:12 ESV And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.