Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pray for Our Nation

I'm being thinking about what I wrote yesterday concerning the duties of citizens in a nation blessed with a divinely inspired Constitution. All those listed duties are good - study the Constitution, be moral and religious, be involved, seek good and wise leaders, vote - and all are important for us to do.
As important as they all are, there is an even more crucial action for us. We need to pray for our country and ask for God's blessings upon us.
I believe that God preserved this land and held it in reserve until the time was right for the birth of the United States. I believe that God helped the colonists win and keep our independence. I believe that God raised up good and wise men for the purpose of writing our Constitution and establishing this nation as one that operates on the rule of law.
Believing all these things, how can I not believe that God is still watching over this nation?
We must pray for the leaders of our nation. We need to pray for them even more when we don't agree with their programs and policies. We need to pray that God will intervene, that he will enlighten their minds with better ideas, that He will help them to make good and wise decisions.
We need to pray for the men and women in the Armed Forces and all those who are daily putting their lives on the line for our safety, security, and liberty. We need to pray for their families that they might have peace of mind and know of our gratitude for the sacrifices they are making.
We need to pray for the citizens of this great nation. We need to pray that we the people will be vigilant in watching those who are running our nation and stay strong in our fight against tyranny. We need to pray to be able to discern the secret combinations whose only interests are profit and power and who are becoming embedded in government circles. We need to pray that we will stay moral and not become enticed to go over to the "dark side".
I believe that the most important single thing that we can do for our nation is to regularly and consistently ask God to protect us and strengthen us against evil.

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