Several years ago the following prayer came to Cecelia and me from Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Point ministries. I have used it as a bookmark in my Bible and devotional books and have often referred to it and said “Amen” to the sentiments of this petition to our Lord. Perhaps the prayer is one you will pray and share with others. Let us pray for American and commit ourselves to be part of God’s answer to our prayer in these challenging times. As Psalm reminds us: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Almighty God, In all of history, there has been only one nation like America–founded by pilgrims seeking freedom to worship, established on a vast continent between two oceans, dedicated to the proposition that we are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights: one nation under God. You have delivered us in war, prospered us in peace, and raised up generations willing to offer the last full measure of their devotion for the preservation of liberty at home and abroad. We have been a light for the world. From our shores has gone the greatest missionary force in history. But now, Lord, America has fallen into darkness, disobedience, and indifference. We have sinned; and we, your people, Lord, humble ourselves, and pray and seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways. Please forgive our sin and heal our land. Give us leaders who understand the times and know what we should do. May the torch of liberty burn brightly, inflamed by the goodness of your people God, bless America. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.