Prayer Prescription for This Date

PRAYER Rx --- April 16

Dear Lord, remind us that our first president, George Washington, cautioned us that if a democracy is to succeed, it needs to have public morality and a religious base. These are the ties that until now have held our nation together, and You, Lord, were admittedly our strength! ... Open our eyes to see how far we have strayed from our heritage. How much longer will we stand by while minority groups re-interpret our laws regarding our freedom to publicly acknowledge You? How much longer can we tolerate the re-writing of our history, hiding the full knowledge of our Christian roots and the truth of Columbus' Christian background and purposes? ... Oh Lord, how much longer can we expect You to "bless America" if we fail to reverence You? ... Call us all to repentance; forgive us, Lord, and open our hearts and minds to realize that we have come this far only with Your help and Your tolerance. ... Forgive us, Lord, for deserting You as a nation, and give us the courage to once again be Your people!

In Jesus' name we pray.


     (See II Chron. 7:14)
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