The image is quite humorous, but there really should be so much of it that holds truth for those who are called by the name of Christ.
As Christ Followers, we should strive to leave a loving residue in the lives of those we come in contact with. We should be bold to speak of His love, mercy, and power as the begotten Son, the Son God sentenced in our place.
God has raised a body of believers in this country we call the United States of America, but in this day and age, at times it leaves some of us desperately hoping we once and for all shed our dormant state.
Jesus promises to heal broken hearts and set captives free. Yet there remain countless captives in this life. Luke 4:17-19
My prayer for the Christ Followers of America:
Please God free us of our captivities. Help us to come back to You.
The God who heals, the only God who offers true freedom.
We bear Your name, nevertheless we are terribly weak because we don’t study Your word, and because we believe the lie that we don’t need You.
We are held captive by negative thoughts, past traumas, poverty, drugs, alcohol, pornography, but worse yet, our biggest prisons are hatred, greed, un-forgiveness, self-centeredness, prejudices, lawlessness, and self-deception.
May we, Your people, never give up what You hold so dear, and that is Your presence in our lives. May we be bold enough to speak Your truth.
Refresh in our women the love for their family, and the modesty and respect for themselves You hold so dear.
Empower our men with the love for their families and respect for our women, their sisters; and raise up in them the innate desire for sound leadership You placed in them; rather than the complacent spirit that has settled over them.
Give our youth the appetite and longing to seek Your face, and lead their peers.
Keep our innocent from being offered on the altar of our own selfishness.
Revive America, Your land. Shed your grace on us from sea to shining sea once more.
Raise us up again, oh God. Raise us up for there is no power greater than You. Help us to be that bright light shining on the hill. Don’t let us hide our lights under a bushel any longer because when a covering is placed on a candle, its flame always suffocates.
Help us never to forget the hope that lies in us, and that hope is that through Christ we can be cleansed of all iniquity, find freedom and restoration, and spend an eternity with You!
Pour out Your spirit on us like never before. Revive us with a passion only You can muster.
“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.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Dear God, I long to be captivated only by Your salvation, grace, love, and the kind of peace only You can offer. An inner peace and freedom no one can ever steal or destroy.
Dust us off and breathe life to our dusty bones, bones that are dry of Your Spirit. Ezekiel 37:1-14
Please restore the hedge of protection you have kept on our country for decades. Shower Your blessing on us once more.
In Jesus’ name, may Your will be done. Amen.
Humble yourself, America. Call on the God of your land once more.
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