Prayer For Our Nation
  By Kathleen G. Grant

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    We come to You today to plead for our nation, which surely deserves only Your wrath and judgment.  We name the sins of godlessness; secularization at all levels of society; materialism, sexual immorality; perversion of sex, truth, power and ­authority; homosexuality; alcohol and drug abuse; lawlessness; divorce; gambling; fiscal irresponsibility and debt; moral depravity among the television and motion picture industries; crime; religious liberalism and token Christianity; rebellion of every kind; racism; involvement in the occult and outright satanic worship; lack of compassion for the poor; abortion; the abandonment of our children to the evils of worldly peer pressure; and wickedness of every kind.

    We ask You to forgive our nation because of Christ’s blood, for “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2).  The people of our nation are blinded by the devil’s schemes (2 Cor. 4:4) and cannot come to You themselves.  But we, as priests of God (Rev. 5:10), intercede for them.

    Father, we are so grateful that You are the God of all grace, love, and compassion (Psa. 108:4).  We ask You to convict this nation of sin and bring her to repentance.  If you must judge, we ask that You begin with the church (Heb. 10:30).  Discipline those of us who have Your Word and Your Spirit!  Revive us so that our nation may turn from its wickedness and find You.

    ...We claim Your own character and goodness on behalf of our nation according to Your Word:  “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for My own sake, and remembers your sins no more” (Isa. 43:25).  The greatest glory for Your Son would be for You to bring a great and mighty revival that would serve to restore this nation to “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  Therefore, ­glorify Your Son!

    Taken from Praying in the Word of God – Advancing Christ’s Kingdom by Kathleen G. Grant.  Copyright © 2004 Kathleen G. Grant.  Used by permission.