Another look at America

Titus 3:1-2 – Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

“The unity of Government, which constitutes you the people, is also now dear to you. It is justly so; for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of our tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very Liberty, which you so highly prize. But it is easy to foresee, that, from different causes and from different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed, to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this  is the point in your political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite moment, that you should properly estimate the intense value of our national Union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a continual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming ourselves to think and speak of it as of the Palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion, that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.”

Have you heard or read this speech before? This is but a portion of the Farewell Address given by President George Washington 225 years ago, showing his deep concern for the unity of the then-infant nation.  Would he have to repeat those same thoughts today?   Jeremiah 34:15-16 says, “You recently repented and did what was right in my eyes by proclaiming liberty, each to his neighbor, and you made a covenant before me in the house that is called by my name, but then you turned around and profaned my name.”

Pray With Us

Heavenly Father, it must grieve You that as a nation we have taken for granted the freedoms and the liberties that so many have fought and died for over the past centuries. As a people, we have trodden underfoot the grace You have granted, profaning Your Name by our actions and attitudes. We are a nation in need of repentance and forgiveness. We are slow to learn. Help each one of us to have an understanding of our responsibilities to this great country, to one another, and to You, for we ask in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

  • Pray for a personal understanding of all that is involved in true liberty as granted through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for discernment when listening to politicians and media when they discuss our freedoms.
  • Pray for our leaders as they wrestle with how to protect free speech, the right to assemble peaceably, and our religious liberty.
  • Pray for Americans to turn to God in repentance and a return to the values and godly principles.
  • Pray for America’s leaders in Congress, the courts, and the administration to seek to honor God first in their decisions.
  • Pray for God’s hand of protection over the United States..

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