Studies show that the average person wastes what amounts to two hours a day sitting at a traffic light, surfing the internet, daydreaming, etc… One minute doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but what if we put just one of those wasted minutes a day to use praying for America?
Our country needs our prayers
more than ever. Since this is independence week, I can’t think of a better time
to start praying for our country throughout the year.
You may ask “What
should I pray for concerning the United States?” I can think of many things, but
I will limit it to three. First, religion. Pray for America’s Christian heritage
to be preserved. (Read 2 Timothy 4:3-4) By elevating relativism and
multiculturalism, the idea that all cultures and religions are equal and no
belief system is superior to another, the United States has subtly created a new
national religion where tolerance trumps spiritual integrity.
family. Pray for Americans to embrace a Biblical understanding of marriage.
(Read Exodus 20:12) Although the Bible defines marriage as a binding partnership
between one man and one women, America’s marriages increasingly fail. Pray as
America tries to redefine marriage to include same-sex marriage; should the
Bible define marriage or should our federal courts?
(Read Proverbs 3:5) Pray for American government leaders not to be deceived by
political philosophies that could easily undermine Biblical truth, the role of
the church and family and the values set in place in our Christian
So, enjoy Independence Day. Celebrate it. Give God thanks for
our freedom and for those preserving our freedom. But let’s all pray every day
for our nation.
P.S. Who you hang with has a tremendous effect on
you. Who should I hang with? How does the crowd affect me? How do I stay on the
right course? These questions will be answered this week as we begin our new
series, Psalms: A Playlist For Life.