Unfortunately, some people have taken the focus off of Christmas and God’s great gift to the world. Instead of pointing people to the amazing love of God, our eyes and ears are fixed upon the sins of the world. Instead of focusing on hope, the articles direct readers and the media towards what is wrong in America. There is a time for that. This is not the time. This is the time to offer more than what this world has to give.
The Christmas season is a time to encourage men and women to consider the love that caused Jesus to shed His glory that He enjoyed in heaven to enter the world through the womb of a peasant girl.Continue reading A Time for Hope
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name in America. Father, I pray that America would return to You and make You Lord and Shepherd. I pray that we would revere Your name and honor who You are.
Your Kingdom come.
Father, we ask that Your kingdom would reign in our hearts and in the heart of America as she reels in the midst of this great evil. Give Your people a boldness to proclaim You as King and Lord in their lives and in their actions. Cause America to turn to You.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Your will is perfect, holy, and true. Cause America to learn Your will and to desire Your will in this nation.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Father, You know what America needs this day. We need comfort. Give us comfort. Give us a resolve to follow You. We lift up those who have suffered injury, those who have lost a loved one, and the first responders and other heroes who pushed through the horror to save lives and help. Father, America needs comfort today. America needs the Bread of Life today, Jesus! Holy Spirit, quicken America and make her receptive to the true Bread of Life.
Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Father, America has sinned. We have forsaken Your Word. We have walked away from You. Forgive us. Thank You that Jesus has paid the price of our debt. He took our debts upon Himself on the cross. Thank you, Jesus. We choose to forgive those who have wronged us. Help us, Lord. Have mercy, Father.
Lead us not into temptation (testing), but deliver us from evil.
Father, we mourn this tragedy as well as the hurricane tragedies in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico. Deliver America from additional evil. Carry us through these trials and use them to bring us back to You.
For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Our Father, You reign in Your people’s lives with power. We honor You and give You glory. Cause America to bow her knee to You, and reign in this great land with power, and we will glorify You.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen
“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”– James A. Garfield
May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery