“If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan
In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God promises that if Christians will humble themselves and pray and repent from their sins, He will heal our land:
“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Let’s claim this promise! Pray that America will turn back to God, that God will intervene in the affairs of America and that once again God will bless our land.
My church, a small church in north Louisiana, believes that America’s hope lies in prayer – Christians asking God to heal our land. The following items were designed as reminders:
reminders to pray
reminders of the power that we have through prayer
and reminders of the privilege that is available to us as God’s children
We hope that you will find something that you, your church or your organization can use. This is not a fund raiser, so you can order the items directly from the supplier at their cost.
We pray that petitions to God and revival in the hearts of Americas will spread across our country, and that we will once again be “One Nation Under God”.
For ordering information see below:
|Pray for America Pin
This soft enamel lapel pin is 1 1/4 inches wide and can be attached to cards which tell the purpose of the pins. In addition to serving as a reminder to pray, they also can be distributed among family and friends to encourage them to join us in prayer.
The price of the pins is considerably smaller when purchased in larger quantities. You may wish to combine with another church or organization in order to reduce your cost. These pins can be ordered at the following prices plus shipping and sales tax:
Crowder Concepts, Advertising Specialty Co.
|Pray for America Pin Card
Pin Cards can be purchased from:
Davis & Associates
The cost of 1 package of 100 cards is $6.50 plus shipping and handling.
|Town & Country Bookmark
Side one of this bookmark is a reminder to pray for America. Some prayer concerns are listed as guides to use as you pray.
Side two is a reminder to pray for your hometown. The company will print the name of your town on each bookmark. Since America is made up of many, many towns, what better way to start a revival spreading across our country than for Christians to pray for their family, friends, and neighbors at home?
Keep a bookmark wherever you have your daily prayer time. Giving bookmarks to shut-ins and nursing home residents is an excellent way to include some of God’s best prayer warriors in our goal to turn America back to God.
The bookmarks can be purchased at the following prices plus shipping and handling. You may want to join other churches in your area and place a larger order.
Ask about any current discounts being offered.
*When ordering, please refer to:
First Baptist Church, Arcadia, LA
|“Prayer – America’s Only Hope” Bumper Stickers & Yard Signs
Orders from across the country have been coming in for these Yard Signs and Bumper Stickers. In the near future, we hope to see many more in yards and on vehicles throughout America.
These Yard Signs can be ordered from:
First Baptist Church
(Community Menu: FBC Store)
These prices include shipping and handling. They also include metal stakes.
Bumper Stickers are $1.00 each plus shipping and handling. They can be ordered by calling:
First Baptist Church
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What would a prayer look like from a biblical perspective for a nation such as the United States? Are there parallels that we can find from Scripture? What is a model prayer that we can find in the Bible to use for praying for America?
Nehemiah’s prayer found in chapter one of his book is an ideal prayer for any nation or individual. It is especially relevant to the state that the United States of America presently finds itself in today. Like Jerusalem, the walls are crumbling down around this great nation; economically and morally. What was once the most prosperous nation that the world has ever seen has been steadily shrinking and is in a state of decline today. Today the world’s highest standard of living is not in the United States as it once was. Nations with the highest per capita income are now Norway and Switzerland. The U.S. is presently third but is closely followed by Japan, Denmark, and Sweden and they are closing in fast. Based upon the gross national product, the U.S. isn’t even in the top 12 list of the fastest growing nations of the world. China’s looming shadow threatens to cover every nation.
A Nation in Peril
Israel was in serious trouble. The walls of Jerusalem were crumbling. The gates had been burned by fire. The gates of ancient cities were where most of the commerce of took place. The gates were also where the seat of government and leadership resided. With the gates burned with fire and the walls broken down, it was only a matter of time before the nation followed suit. Nehemiah knowing that Jerusalem was near total depravity, fell down on his face and prayed a prayer that is worth repeating here for the United States and for other nations as well. It is a model prayer and one that resembles a national prayer for restoration and repentance. It is also a model prayer for individuals.
Troubling News Comes to Nehemiah
Nehemiah heard a report about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem which said that, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire” (Nehemiah 1:3).
What was Nehemiah’s response? “When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven” Nehemiah 1:4). This is the first thing that Americans or those of other nations can do for their nation: Pray – in fact, pray and fast.
Nehemiah‘s Prayer – A National Model for Prayer
After hearing the alarming report about Jerusalem, Nehemiah prayers a most powerful prayer and not only is it a model for praying for a nation, it is a supreme example of a model prayer for each one of us individually. God loves it when we pray back prayers from His words in the Bible. He also honors it when we claim those promises that He makes in Scripture. Nehemiah starts his four part prayer based upon the model prayer that Jesus gave in what many call The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. Just like this model prayer in Matthew, Nehemiah starts off with adoration, then moves to confession, claiming God’s promises, and lastly makes requests or supplications.
“LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments“(Nehemiah 1:5).
Nehemiah first exalts the name of God. He lifts up His glory and praises Him for His greatness.
“Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you” (Nehemiah 1:6).
Nehemiah, even though he is not personally responsible still confesses with his mouth his sins and the sins of his nation.
“We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses” (Nehemiah 1:7).
He says “we” have acted very wickedly toward God and acknowledged that “we” (the nation) has not obeyed God’s commands.
Claiming God’s Promises
“Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name‘(Nehemiah 1:8-9).
God is faithful to the promises that He makes and will not relent on them but we must first fulfill our obligation to obey His commands before He will fulfill them.
“They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man” (Nehemiah 1:10-11).
Only after Nehemiah exalts God, confesses his and the nations sin, and claims God’s promises, does he make his requests known to God. Unless a person or nation exalts God He will not exalt them. Until a person or nation as a whole confesses sin, He will not forgive them and fulfill His promises to be with them. And if they exalt God, confess their sin and repent, and claim His promises, only then can they expect to receive an answer to their prayer.
When tragedy strikes in public schools, when injustice is found in the courtrooms, or when national disasters occur people say “Where was God?” I believe that they have kicked Him out! How can a nation that is slowing ridding herself of God from the public and private sector expect God to come to their aid when disaster strikes? Unless the Lord is their God or a person’s Lord and God, He will not fulfill His promise to be with them. Unless a person or nation confesses their sins, He will not forgive them. Until a nation or person exalts God and humbles themselves, He will not exalt them but abase them.
God resists the proud but only gives grace to the humble and those of a contrite spirit as He says in Isaiah 66:2, “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.” We do not as a nation tremble at His Word. If this nation or a person is proud He will resist them. Until we humble ourselves and fall at His feet and ask for forgiveness – in repentance – He will withdraw from this nation or any person.
ACTS – A Model for Prayer
I beseech you to pray in this manner as an individual and as a nation wherever you live to seek the face of God, exalt His name, ask for forgiveness, and repent – praying for national revival. Draw a circle of chalk around you. Inside this circle is where revival starts. It starts with me and you. The Great Awakening of the 1700’s was perhaps the greatest revival in the history of Christianity. It started with one man: George Whitefield. Here is a model prayer for each one of us and as a nation for personal and national revival to begin. It goes by the acronym A.C.T.S.
A – Adoration of God
C – Confession of sin in repentance
T – Thanksgiving to God for His goodness
S – Supplications or prayer requests
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“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” —Psalms 11:3
I believe our nation is in trouble today, probably more than I’ve seen in my lifetime. We are contending with issues that are causing the very foundation of our country to crumble. Our moral and spiritual roots are eroding, the economy is misleading, family life is disintegrating, and political forces are at unprecedented odds. There seem to be very few leaders who will take a stand for God and for His Word.
It can be tempting to believe that America has reached a point of no return. While these factors cause despair, we are reminded in Scripture that with God, nothing is impossible. No problem is too great for Him. Seasons of distress and uncertainty and hardship call for faithful, fervent prayer by God’s people and remind us of our responsibility to humble ourselves before Almighty God. We cannot expect healing to come to our nation apart from obedience to God through His Holy Word.
God longs for His people to humble themselves and to seek forgiveness and pray for guidance. God’s Word says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12). The Bible commands that we repent of our sins and turn to Almighty God. And because we are confident that we serve a God of mercy and compassion, we know that He stands ready to respond to our cries out of the abundance of His divine wisdom.
It is a crucial time for us to individually and collectively seek God’s divine intervention for the challenges facing us. We need to pray not only for our nation, but we need to pray for our leaders, for all those who govern us, that they will turn to God with humble hearts and follow Him. Our military leaders need our prayers as we have dedicated men and women serving on battlefields and sacrificing their blood to protect our nation and many innocent people around the world. God is faithful to bless those who turn to Him.
Pray that as a nation we would return to God. As we call on God, let us do so by genuine faith, believing that He hears our prayers. God can heal this great land, for which our forefathers fought and died. We need spiritual renewal, we need a revival in America, and we need each and everyone to pray. Lord, Hear Our Cry! —Franklin Graham
What you can do:
- Download this free prayer guide on how to pray for those in authority: 30 Ways to Pray Authority
- Download this free ELECTION PRAYER GUIDE
- Order your free 31-day prayer map/guide for the United States from Every Home for Christ
- Special thanks to our friends at Intercessors for America for the prayer guides. Learn more at ifapray.org
- Download a Family Prayer Guide
- Download a Free Curriculum from Gospel Light on Prayer
- Download a Youth Group Prayer Guide and a Prayer Guide Series from Dr. Henry Blackaby
- 30-day prayer guide covering all the spheres of leadership
- Pray for Education in America
- Pray for Media and Entertainment in America
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” —I Timothy 2:1-2
A nation built upon the ideas of unity and brotherhood, now stands as a nation divided by race and power.
A nation under God, now resembles a Godforsaken land, plagued by hatred and detestation.
Where did we go wrong, and where are the values and morals we once stood so strongly by?
“We the people of The United States insure domestic tranquility”
There is nothing tranquil about the current state of this nation, nor has it been tranquil for quite some time. We lost 2,996 people on September 11, 2001, We’ve lost thousands of people in all of the shootings that have occurred, not to mention every single life that has been taken by the numerous murders committed every single day. As long as there is hatred present in this country, there can never be tranquility. America I pray for you.
“We the people of The United States provide for the common defence“
Those put into power to protect us abuse their power, but those being oppressed by authority take advantage of their position, all because of this thing we call racism. Racism traces back to the beginning of time, but it rears its ugly head in the wake of police brutality, and unjust murder. America I pray for you.
“We the people of The United States establish justice”
Our justice system unjustly picks and chooses what it think is punishable, a man guilty of rape was released after a short sentence of three months, while a teen carrying a minuscule amount of marijuana can serve up to three years. The justice department is extremely subjective, and not every commoner is given the justice they deserve. America I pray for you.
“We the people of The United States promote the general welfare”
The general welfare of our people is no longer protected by the government, but they are working for their own selfish gains, to promote and fund their corrupt agendas. We are faced with the choice to vote for a woman who claims to be truthful but is instead two faced, and a man who comes off as a bombastic egomaniac who can’t seem to keep his verbosity to a low level. America I pray for you.
“We the people secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity”
Our nation restricts us from the blessings of liberty, by barking out what we can and cannot do, who we can and cannot love, what we can and can not believe in, what we can and cannot eat, and where we can and cannot go. Our posterity will have no hope of securing liberty, as authority is becoming more and more controlling over people, to the point that future generation’s lives will be decided for them by the man in charge. America I pray for you.
I leave you; my generation, with these words, and I ask you to consider them, and pray with me for America.