Prayer Prescription for This Date

PRAYER Rx --- November 27

Most gracious heavenly Father, help us to see that it is truer today than at any other time in our nation's history that we have a generation of citizens who hold nothing to be sacred, and who march to the beat of their own drummer. ... Let us consider Charles Colson's words: "Man's noble goals are freedom, choice and tolerance. Gone are any notions of duty to our fellow man, and to the Creator. As a result, there is no straight-edge of truth by which one can measure one's life. Truth is pliable and relative; it can take whatever shape we want. Indeed, many simply look within to find it."* ... Help us, Lord, to be able to recognize our own limitations. If we do not acknowledge You as Creator, and as a higher authority, then we have only our human capabilities to sustain us. ... Remind us that our first president, George Washington, observed that a democracy could not long survive without a religious base. ... Open our eyes and help us to see that we who believe must pray for our nation.

In Jesus' name we pray.


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