A Prayer for our Country
Posted by 1182cws on September 12, 2007
Prayer is a very strong resource that the Lord has given us. Please continue to pray for the families of the victims of September 11 as we remember the sixth anniversary of the tragedy. September112001.com is a good website to visit to learn about the subject. There are links to lists and tributes to the victims.
On September 17, we commemorate U.S. Constitution Day, the date our founding fathers ratified the foundational document of our country. The following day, schools across the nation will hold programs on the Constitution by mandate of the U.S. Department of Education.
Recently, we have witnessed Iraq struggle to develop its own constitution. We are blessed in this nation to have been the beneficiaries of the work of the writers of the Constitution who believed that government should protect our lives, liberty, and property. They also believed government should promote the common good.
The U.S. Constitution serves as the framework of our government. The document has stood the test of time. But we have many challenges ahead. Let us continue to pray fervently for the future of our nation.
‘Almighty God, you have given us this great land as our heritage. We humbly pray that we may always remember your generosity and faithfully do your will. Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education and an honorable way of life. Defend our liberties and strengthen the resolve of the people who have come from throughout the world to make America their home. Lead us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. Help us to appreciate the opportunities that are ours as we struggle to bring harmony to an unsettled world. O Lord, we pray for your guidance as we work together for the best interest of our communities, our nation, our world, and the ultimate goal of peace. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful and in troubled times, may our deepest trust be in you. Amen.’ (Chaplains’ Service Book of Prayers)