|November 1, 2012 – “A Call to National Fasting and Prayer”|
A PrayerBy Robert Preyss Thursday, October 25, 2012
Dear Lord God –
We, Your people, who acknowledge Your name seek Your face, and ask forgiveness.
We, Your people, acknowledge we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed.
We acknowledge Your Judgment upon our country. You have pulled back because we have removed You from our schools, and court rooms, and public forums. You have allowed godless leaders to assume positions of leadership in all institutions. God deliver us now. We have insulted you, by replacing Your holy person with the subtle false gods of fairness and secular humanism. We are being told that we are a post-Christian country, which means we are a post-American country. God forbid, and forgive us now.
We are a country that does not know its left hand from its right hand. We are losing our national identity and sanity. Our change has been so gradual we cannot see all our sins and errors that we might confess and be washed clean. As a nation, we claim Your promise of a Sound Mind. Have mercy on us.
We do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but demonic powers and principalities and wickedness in high places. Lord open now the eyes of every man and woman who is destined to be written into the Book of Life, that they who are now blind, will truly see. Save our President and all ministers and officials who have the rule over us. But deliver us from dishonest leaders and judges You consider to be unregenerate, whose conscience is already seared with a hot iron, who bring curses upon us because of their own seducing spirits. Lord have mercy on us.
Lord we are a great nation which rose through Your guidance. We now stand to fall without your deliverance and mercy. Even as we pray today we do not see all the wickedness in ourselves. But you know what we need before we ask. Have mercy on us.
Lord there is so great a crisis ahead, which seems likely to be passed on to our children’s children, and to a world which has respected and feared us because You were our God. Do not let us become a “story and a byword” to the nations. Repent of your Judgment for the sake of these unborn and their innocence, and for the blood of your saints which they will carry. Return and be our God again.
Lord, we acknowledge our need for Restoration and Revival, for the Freedom You only endow. We ask you to preserve perfect our inspired Constitution, which men pointing to the absence of “controlling legal authority” would change and sunder.
Let true meaning in communication return. Let no one remove the ancient landmarks. Let there be “artists of the beautiful” again.
Lord save our schools, and repent of your promise in Hosea 4:6—that “if we forget Your law, You will forget our children.” We perish because of lack of this knowledge. Restore our education system and let America see You have done this, that it might be to Your glory.
Lord, we acknowledge that “If You do not build the House, we labor in vain to build it.”
We The People, who are Your people, who are called by Your name, which is Jehovah Jireh, God our Provider, and Jehovah Rapha, God our Healer, and God our Father, ask you to have mercy upon America. Revive us and save us now.