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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Original Prayer Photo by: khrawlings
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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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Please see the Condition of Use for this blog.
© 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 (National Day of Prayer)

Praying for the nation.

Father God,
You are great and worthy of praise.1 I am grateful for the mercy you have conferred on the United States. You have promised to heal our land if we humble ourselves before you,2 and today we do so in a special day of prayer.

I join with the President in asking for your guidance, mercy and protection on our country. May my life be a reflection of President Monroe’s declaration of prayer, for he said:

“The liberty, prosperity, and happiness of our country will always be the object of my most fervent prayers to the Supreme Author of All Good.”

I thank you for the liberty and freedom you have bestowed on the United States. I lift up my president and his staff to you. May the Holy Spirit give them the gifts of both leadership and servitude.3 I do not know the struggles they face on a daily basis, but I pray for them to be encouraged and strengthened through a relationship with you.

I ask your blessing on American troops serving away from their loved ones, and for your comforting hand to be on the families awaiting their safe return.

I pray for the sovereignty of America. Give us the strength to stand with our allies, but the will to stand alone with You when necessary. Through seeking your will, may our sovereignty be a light to other nations and a hope to those in need.

Above all, teach us to be a nation dedicated to your Word. Teach us to pray for our leaders4 and seek your face. Teach us to pray for repentance as our forefather did, and may we never be a Christian nation by mere proclamation, but through our actions, mercy and compassion.
AMEN.

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On this National day of Prayer, please consider praying for America on a regular basis. If you want to make a Declaration of Prayer for the next year, read “The Kingdom and a Nation” and visit “The First Prayer.” You can also check out the most recent installment of “America’s Weekly Prayer List” on this site. There’s also still time to find a National Day of Prayer event near you and participate. Here are some additional resources for your National Day of Prayer:
A Prayer for the President
A Prayer for Faith in America
A Prayer for Freedom in Christ for America
A Short Prayer of Sincerity
A Prayer from George Washington
A Prayer from Thomas Jefferson
Abraham Lincoln on Prayer

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1 Psalm 145:3
2 2 Chronicles 7:14
3 Romans 12:5-8
4 1 Timothy 2:1-2

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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