PRAYERS FOR AMERICA

Heavenly Father,

I come before You today bowing my heart in humility, prayer and repentance.

Thank You for Your unfailing love and kindness which draws me to repentance. Your Word declares “righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34 NKJV) As a nation we have forsaken the ancient landmarks of Your Word, prayer, the protection of life and sanctity of marriage. We have built new altars and we worship idols of money, power and sexual immorality. It’s destructive and deadly force, notwithstanding, the mention of sin seems to be a distant memory in favor of political correctness and toleration. We have violated You — by disregarding Your Person, Your nature and Your Holiness. We have lost our first Love, our passion for You, Lord Jesus.

You are a God of truth and justice, Your Word infallible and unshakeable. You have declared You are no respecter of people or nations. Any nation that reverences You shall be blessed. Any nation that rejects you shall be cursed. The bottom has dropped out of our country! Evils lurk, the Enemy’s bows are bent, arrows are aimed at morality, marriage, family, honesty, integrity, justice, faithfulness — aimed against Your Great Name, aimed against Light and Life. Aimed against the foundation of a nation founded on Your Word.

We come believing that our You can and long to rebuild us. Like with Israel, You tear in order to heal, You ruin in order to rebuild — Hosea 6:1–3. For revival and restoration we plea in accordance with Your Word, “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11 NIV) When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? We seek Your face.

By Your Word, we are sojourners before You, and tenants on this land just as all our forefathers have been; our days on the earth are like a shadow, a mist, and in ourselves there is no hope. But we have hope in You! Because of Your mercies we are not consumed, Your compassions fail not, and because You are our portion, therefore we have hope.

I come confessing we are sinners in need of deliverance. I come in contrition of heart for our sins. I come in repentance from my/our prideful, presumptive, rebellions against You and all You have done for us. I come with a 180 direction.

I come individually, on behalf of The Church, and on behalf of our nation. I bow, I kneel, I fall before You pleading for Mercy, amazed and grateful for receiving Your Grace.

In spite of our sin and rejecting You, You still love us and reach out to us and identify us as Your people! You have given the Divine Antidote for our nation to be healed in 2 Chronicles 7:14. You have promised when we repent, times of refreshing come from the Lord. Holy Spirit, come. And may all the world know America is a nation whose God is the Lord. Amen.