In the Old Testament the watchman had an important job. He kept an eye out for invading armies. If he saw one approaching, he sounded the alarm, so the citizens would not be taken by surprise.
Many are warning about the conditions here in America. You don't have to be a prophet to read the signs of the times. Yet, it's one thing to see approaching danger and another to take action. Wringing our hands or taking a fatalistic attitude won't accomplish anything.
Kingdom Intercessors United is calling the Church to prayer. While it's important to participate in our government by voting, contacting our representatives, etc., that's only one small part of protecting our freedoms.
It's time for united, concentrated prayer. Here is a prayer for our nation KIU has provided that you can use in your daily devotions:
According to Psalm 91, I confess that America dwells in the secret place of the Most High and we as a nation abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Lord, You are our refuge and our fortress, our God, in You do we trust. We trust you God to protect this nation from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. You shall cover us with Your feathers, and under Your wings we will take refuge. May the Word of God and the Name of Jesus be this nation's shield and buckler. We will not be afraid of the terror by night nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of any destruction that the enemy may plot, for anything that is hidden will be revealed to our national security.
I confess that no evil will befall this nation; neither shall any plague come near or within our borders. Heavenly Father, as an intercessor, I give your angels charge over this land. As a nation, may we set our love upon Jesus, call upon Jesus, and honor Jesus.
I also pray that the decisions made by our leaders would be divinely directed by you; therefore, the leaders would be men and women of discernment, understanding and knowledge so that the stability of America will continue. I pray that the righteous would be in authority so that the people in our land can rejoice and live in peace. Amen.
Writers and Readers: Do you pray for our nation on a daily basis? What are your thoughts on the subject?
Note: Please no theological critiques. We're only interested in praying for the nation.
Thanks for this reminder, Susan. I need to pray more regularly for our nation.
Hi Karen -
We all do, especially if we want to protect the freedoms we cherish.
I don't pay enough for our country. I get sad or angry instead. Thank you for the call to prayer. I will!!
I participate in the prayer ministries of our church. We pray for the nation. But I also need to pray for it each day.
It is important to pray for our nations and our leaders. Last fall I facilitated a meditative scripture prayer walk on the legislature grounds of our city. The focus was God's guidance for ourselves, our leaders, and our community. Thank you for the prayer within your post.
Thank you for this reminder, Susan. We need to pray not only for the leaders of our nation, but also for the leaders of our states and communities.
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