An Easter Prayer for America

Father God,
You are the God of Creation1 and the God of Firstfruits.2 May your name be glorified among the nations, for you are worthy of praise! 3
You have blessed this nation and bestowed freedom upon America.
But we recognize, on this Resurrection Day, that true freedom, eternal freedom, cannot be granted by any government, but by the Lamb of God alone:

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.4

My hope was ensured when the savior was born;
My shackles were broken when the Lamb was slain,
My life restored when the grave could not hold him,
and my future secured when he promised to return.

May we, as American Christians, be reminded that our freedom, which we so often take for granted, is merely a reflection of our freedom in Christ. Overwhelm our hearts with gratitude, for you have risen from the dead5 so I might also be free from its grasp.
Amen.

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1. Genesis 1:1
2. 1 Corinthians 15:20
3. Psalm 145:3
4. Galatians 5:1 NIV84
5. Matthew 28:5-7

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4 responses to “An Easter Prayer for America

  1. Praying with you, I’m not an American though.

    “My hope was ensured when the savior was born;
    My shackles were broken when the Lamb was slain,
    My life restored when the grave could not hold him,
    and my future secured when he promised to return” AMEN! this is so powerful.

    • Thanks for your kind words, Jhunnelle–they mean a lot to me. Thank you for praying with me, and please remember to pray for the leaders of your country as well. We are all citizens of the Kingdom. May you be blessed.
      Josh

  2. Pingback: A Prayer for America (National Day of Prayer) « American Psalms

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