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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.