Prayer Prescription for This Date

PRAYER Rx --- November 4

Dear Lord, open our eyes as responsible citizens, and especially as Christians, to see the situation that we face in our nation today. Let us each seriously reflect on Charles Colson's words:* " ... the crisis that threatens us, the force that could topple our monuments and destroy our very foundations, is within ourselves. The crisis is the character of our culture, where the values that restrain inner vices and develop inner virtues are eroding. Unprincipled men and women, disdainful of their moral heritage and skeptical of Truth itself, are destroying our civilization by weakening the very pillars upon which it rests." ... Remind us that we all have had a part in this, whether by being uninformed, or too busy, or deceived, we have allowed our nation to erode morally. Make us aware that You are calling us to choose leaders who will help us recover our moral compass.

In Jesus' name we pray.


     * (From Colson's book, "AGAINST THE NIGHT")
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