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Day 23 of 40 Days of Prayer for America

Target: Protection from Division
Matthew 12:25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them:  “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”

Founding Father Quote: “The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad, of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize. But as it is easy to foresee that from different causes and from different quarters much pains will be taken, many artifices employed, to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth, as this is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment, that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned, and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.”

-From George Washington’s Farewell Address

Prayer: Father, we ask that You give us the courage to stand against the schemes of the devil.  May we put on the whole armor of God and stand fearless before any attacker.  Our fight is not only on this earth with mere flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness in high places.  We ask that You go to battle on our behalf, that you protect us from falling prey to those who would gloat at our destruction.  We ask that You bind the evil one in these last days, and that we would once again come together in Christian unity, loving one another as Christ loved the church.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Day 32 of 40 Days of Prayer for America

Target: National Unity
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Founding Father Quote: “…that Heaven may continue to you the choicest tokens of its beneficence that your union and brotherly affection may be perpetual; that the free Constitution which is the work of your hands may be sacredly maintained; that its administration in every department may be stamped with wisdom and virtue; that, in fine, the happiness of the people of these States, under the auspices of liberty, may be made complete by so careful a preservation and so prudent a use of this blessing as will acquire to them the glory of recommending it to the applause, the affection, and adoption of every nation which is yet a stranger to it.”
-From George Washington’s Farewell Address

Prayer: Lord, Your Word says that where two or more come together, there You are in the midst of them.  We come together now and thank You for all the good and perfect gifts You have given us.  We know that You are our only hope for national reform, and in You we move and live and have our being.  Without You we are nothing.  We ask You, Heavenly Father, to unite us as one nation under God again.  We need to become a strong united front for righteousness in our country so that we can defeat the foes that constantly plague us.  Instead of focusing on foreign enemies, we have turned inward and begun to fight amongst our own brothers.  Please forgive us for our foolish choices, for choosing petty arguments over harmony.  May we be reconciled to each other, and may Your love be the healing balm that makes this country great once again.  In Your Son’s Name we pray and ask.  Amen.

15 of 40 Days of Prayer for America

Target: Illegal Immigration
Lamentations 5:1-2 Remember, O LORD, what has come upon us; Look, and behold our reproach!  Our inheritance has been turned over to aliens, And our houses to foreigners.

Founding Father Quote: “No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain blessings than United America.  Much to be regretted would it be were we to neglect the means to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly.  I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.” -George Washington

Prayer: Father God, we have become complacent and neglected to protect our precious “American way of life.”  Our Founding Fathers used direct quotes from the Bible in 34% of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The cornerstones of our very existence as a nation are based upon Biblical principles.  These formidable documents were intended to encourage Americans to live their lives according to Your Word or forfeit our blessings to the enemy.  Forgive us for allowing unrighteousness to infiltrate our society and to threaten our very existence.  We have not been good stewards of our borders.  Help us to secure our national borders and enforce the immigration laws currently in place.  May those wishing to become a part of our United States choose to enter legally, and may they bring with them a deep respect for our Judeo-Christian values.  In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.