A Prayer for our Freedom

“[Independence Day] ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty”
-John Adams 

Praying for America

Praying for America.

Father God,
You have granted freedom to our land and you are worthy of praise.1 You placed in the hearts of our forefathers a desire to seek Your will through independence and freedom.

I pray for our continued independence and sovereignty as we look toward You. For the gifts our Declaration of Independence speak of, “life. liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” are granted by you alone.

May we be secure in our freedom,
but never take it for granted.
May we be free from slavery,
but be a servant to Your will.
May we be protected from oppression
as we extend the provision of liberty to others,
And may we speak with honor as we honor your Word.

May we, as Christian Patriots, heed the words of Paul, who wrote:
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13)

Bless those who serve our nation and have protected her shores.
Bring protection, honor and blessings to their households.

May we be a people whose freedom is a beacon to the world of Your grace,
and may we be forever reminded of Your hand in our deliverance.
AMEN.

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1 Psalm 145:3

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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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Make sure you also check out The Full Sacrifice of  Christ

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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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A Prayer for our Freedom

“[Independence Day] ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty”
-John Adams 

Praying for America

Praying for America.

Father God,
You have granted freedom to our land and you are worthy of praise.1 You placed in the hearts of our forefathers a desire to seek Your will through independence and freedom.

I pray for our continued independence and sovereignty as we look toward You. For the gifts our Declaration of Independence speak of, “life. liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” are granted by you alone.

May we be secure in our freedom,
but never take it for granted.
May we be free from slavery,
but be a servant to Your will.
May we be protected from oppression
as we extend the provision of liberty to others,
And may we speak with honor as we honor your Word.

May we, as Christian Patriots, heed the words of Paul, who wrote:
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13)

Bless those who serve our nation and have protected her shores.
Bring protection, honor and blessings to their households.

May we be a people whose freedom is a beacon to the world of Your grace,
and may we be forever reminded of Your hand in our deliverance.
AMEN.

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1 Psalm 145:3

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© Joshua J. Masters and American Psalms, 2012.

Photo Credits:
Original Prayer Photo by: khrawlings
Original Flag Photo and editing by: Joshua J Masters 

A Prayer for America’s Faith

Girl Praying

May the United States seek You with the faith of a child.

Father God,
You are the God of faithful promises,1 worthy of praise!It is by your hand that America has become great—for all government is established within the sovereignty of your purpose.3 You alone bring blessings to our nation, but we will find darkness where we allow our footsteps to depart from the light of your Word.4 Reveal where our hearts must turn back toward you, for you have said:

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
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May our leaders be blessed as their hearts turn toward your will.
May we hear the echo of your voice within the patriotism of our cries.
May we, in our strength, seek you with the faith of a child, 6
and may your name be glorified by that strength.

Give us the wisdom, as Christians Patriots, to represent the freedom of worship you’ve bestowed upon us with excellence. Give us a heart for our neighbors and our communities; grant us a burden to pray for those in authority7 and the guidance to be ambassadors of your mercy with intentional integrity. May the heart of the American Christian be renewed and become a beacon to those who seek your faithfulness.
Amen.

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1. 2 Peter 1:3-4
2. Psalm 145:3
3. Romans 13:1
4. Psalm 119:105
5. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV84)
6. Luke 18:17
7. 1 Timothy 2:1-3

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