You have blessed this nation for over 230 years. You have been gracious to us. As we have proclaimed your name as a nation, you have bestowed blessing upon us.
We are grateful.
Oh but Father, our country needs you in this moment in time.
We stand in need of your touch, and desperate for your mercy.
As a nation we have sinned. We have turned our face away from you. We have grown silent in proclaiming truth to our congregations and our leaders. Truth has become unpopular. We have run from it.
In our silence and busyness we have become desensitized to what hurts your heart. We have allowed our country and its leaders to turn its policy and way of governing away from you. We’ve turned from you. Father, forgive us for our silence. Forgive us for our apathy. Forgive us for not speaking out as we watch millions of unborn babies die at the hands of abortionists every year. Forgive us of our silence.
Forgive us for being more concerned about being politically correct than being morally right.
We have allowed sexual perversion to sweep a nation and become something normal and celebrated. We’ve sat in silence as these lifestyles have taken over our homes and our children’s minds. We have let culture shape our kids instead of your Word….all because we are too embarrassed to speak out.
Jesus, in your word, you have commanded us to pray for our leaders. I admit my failure. I admit my busyness has replaced my intercession. We are so sorry we’ve not prayed for the men and women who you put in authority over us. I pray that you would convict our hearts that we might remember to bring these men and women to your throne each and every day.
Father we bring our leaders to you today. I pray for President Obama, and Vice President Biden, all of the cabinet members… for the Supreme Court Chief Justices that they might have wisdom as they make decisions each and every day. I pray for godly counsel and wisdom to surround them, that they might do what is right in your sight.
I pray for the marriage battle that they are debating right now. Oh father, give them courage. Give them wisdom. Protect them. I pray that you would protect the institution YOU designed from the beginning of time. I pray that NO law, no court, or no man can override your design.
Father, I thank you for the plan You gave to our forefathers by which to govern our nation, and for the division of powers, so that our destiny does not rest in the hands of one person. It was a plan that I believe you inspired.
I pray for those in authority, I lift up our Congress and Senate to You. I pray that by Your Holy Power, our legislative bodies would make laws that are just.
Father, I ask you to give them wisdom. I pray for For Senator Coats, Senator Donnelly, Congressman Stutzman and Congresswoman Walorski that they would make decisions that would strengthen and prosper our nation, not only financially but morally. I pray that they would have the courage to stand even when it is not popular. Even if they have stand alone. Father, protect them. Protect their families. Pour out your wisdom over them. Give them courage.
I pray for our state and local leaders as they make decisions for the state of Indiana. I pray for Governor Pence that you he would lead as you have called him to do. I pray that you equip him with courage and wisdom. I pray that as he makes decisions each day, you would give him the courage to stand, even when fiery darts are flying his way. Walk with him Father.
Locally, I pray for Representative Dave Wolkins, Representative Nisly, Representative Friend, For Senator Mishler, Senator Banks and Senator Head. Father, give them strength to do the right thing. Help them hold fast to their principles.
And Father for our local county and city officials. From Mayor Thallemer…to Sheriff Rovenstine… to our city council, Jesus, give them wisdom to govern our city and our county. I thank you for these men and women who are willing to put their own lives aside and serve the community.
And father, once again, I ask you to do what it takes to wake us up. I pray that you would take the shackles off our pastors. I pray that the silent pulpits would suddenly come alive with life and truth.
Father, prepare your people for what is ahead. Prepare them to walk through the fire. Give us boldness and courage. Help us have the courage to stand up and say, “we will not be silent, we will pray for our leaders and those in authority, and we will take our place as watchmen on the wall, until you return.”
Father, would you send just one more revival to this nation? We don’t deserve it, but would you awaken your church? Would you call us to the front line just once more?
In Jesus name,