Two hundred thirty-eight years ago on July 4, 1776, Congress, comprised of all 13 United States of America, set forth the Declaration of Independence. In writing this great declaration, they wrote down these words that should be honored and cherished by all citizens of the United States: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
I believe this country was raised up by God to be an instrument for His works and glory. We may not have always been a perfect country and along the way made a few mistakes. But we have always been an honorable country. We have stood for our principles of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. We have been a God-fearing country and have set a standard for all nations to see that a free people with faith in God can do great things. All Americans should be proud to be an American and stand up with pride, dignity, and a humble appreciation as we celebrate our nation's 238th Birthday on this July 4, 2014.
As a Christian, I want to call out to all Believers to respond to the Call of God to pray for our nation. There is a great spiritual battle being waged against the very soul of our nation. The devil would like nothing better than to destroy America from within. There are those, unfortunately, who have bought into his lies that a Godless America would be greater than a Godly America. This must never be. It is time for Believers to rise up and lift up a standard against this ungodly attack that would endeavor to change our nation. We do this by letting our voice be heard in public and letting our voice be heard in prayer. When there is no voice for right and truth, only the voices of hate and lies are heard. May we find the passion and boldness to let our voices be heard in speaking forth righteousness, peace, and joy to all. And may our voices be heard in Heaven as we cry out to God to forgive our sins and heal our land.
II Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." True, sincere prayer coming from a heart broken by all the ungodliness going on around it carries much influence in Heaven. We, as Believers, can bring back the glory to our nation by turning to God in prayer and humility and asking Him to again be Lord over our land.
I Timothy 2:1-4 says, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." I invite all Believers to join with me in prayer for our nation. On this 4th of July, may we turn to God in prayer and commit ourselves to praying for our nation, our leaders, and our citizens to all have an encounter with God. It is our time, to see our God, pour out His Spirit and send a great spiritual awakening to our nation.
I encourage you to pray this prayer I have included to release God's will in our nation. As we come together in prayer, I believe the Lord will forgive our sins and heal our land.
May God Bless America.
PRAYING FOR OUR NATION
Heavenly Father, we come again today. We come in the Name of Jesus—not our name, not our power, not our holiness, not even our goodness—but we come in the Name of Jesus, washed in His blood, robed in His righteousness. We come because You told us to come. You said in Your Holy Word for us to come boldly to the throne of grace and that we may obtain help and grace to help in the time of need. Thank You, Father. We are exhorted in Your Word to pray, to intercede, to supplicate, and to give thanks for ALL who are in authority, that Christians—that believers—everywhere, may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
We pray for our leaders—our President, every member of Congress, the Supreme Court, the president's cabinet, everyone that's in authority—that divine wisdom, grace, and direction will be given unto them.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would try to dominate and rule in our own nation. We rise up against that darkness and those spirits and dispel the darkness. In the Name of Jesus, we command the devil to take his hand OFF the political scene of our nation. We pray for every politician, everyone that's in office, that they'll not be so concerned about politics, that they'll not be so party conscious, but that they'll be concerned about our nation as a whole—and above all, put God first.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil, the demons of hell that would endeavor to dominate the financial scene of our nation. We pray for the economy of our nation. We pray about the unemployed. We pray that the economy will be turned around, and everyone that wants a job will find a job, and that we will be prosperous as a whole—as a nation—to continue to carry the Gospel around the world. We command the devil and all of his cohorts: Take your hand OFF the financial scene of our nation.
We come against the powers of darkness, the forces of evil that would endeavor to dominate the domestic scene of our nation. We command you, Satan, and all of your cohorts to take your hand OFF the domestic scene of our nation. May there be peace. May there be tranquility. May there be understanding from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. We sweep the air clean from demons—powers of evil that would hinder, that would dominate. We come against all forces that are wrong. In the Name of Jesus!