40 Days of Prayer to Change America
Day 3: Government
A wise nation takes into account the Word of God as it makes laws. Even a cursory reading of the history of the founding of the United States demonstrates that our founding fathers seriously endeavored to base our nation's laws on their strong Judeo-Christian beliefs. Secularists today often counter that many of those men were deists and not strong Christians. Their own beliefs aside, our founders, almost to a man, insisted that laws were based on Divine revelation and not on human wisdom. A strong secularist, Thomas Jefferson said powerfully, "And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their own firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever."
- Pray that the United States will repent of its corporate rejection of the Word of God as the basis of law.
- Pray that a fear of God will sweep across our nation, leading us to a place of wisdom.
- Pray that courage born of wisdom will be given to Christians in places of leadership in government, the courts and law schools across the nation so that they will stand for a Godly basis for law.
Father, I give You thanks for the Godly foundation of my nation. Forgive us for drifting from Your ways. Raise up a standard of righteousness across this nation that honors Your Word and exalts Your Name. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen
*** reprinted from Charisma Magazine