On the anniversary of our great nation I was struck by how little I heard about prayer. In “One Nation Under God”, James P. Moore documents the significance of prayer throughout our history and specific prayer warriors such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, General George Patton, Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower to name a few. It should be required reading in every home!
But here we are men, on the 238th anniversary of these United States and it is obvious that prayer is not as much a part of the fiber of our country as it was just a generation or two ago. This is happening on our watch and we need to take a stand on prayer for the sake of our nation and the next generation.
Please join me in praying this prayer daily for the men, husbands and fathers in our circles and beyond:
Our Father, hear our prayer.
We are burdened with the state of our nation, this one nation founded under You.
We cry out to You, O Lord, to raise men up that will stand in the gap in Your name to repair broken homes and dysfunctional families, men that will exemplify the discipline needed to raise a godly generation.
We cry out to You, O Lord, to turn the hearts of fathers to You and strengthen marriage as a foundational relationship that points to You and is passed on to the next generation.
We cry out to You, O Lord, for an epiphany among the leadership of our nation at the local, state and national levels, that they would perform their role as servants to You, Lord.
And as men of You, we confess the sins of man today, including myself and my father’s house. We pray for strength to do our part to stand in the gap where You have us, to stay under the influence of Your word and live out a personal, passionate and growing relationship with You.
Boldly and expectantly we lift up this prayer in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” – Eph.6:18
A faithful father prays in the Spirit on all occasions.