In the evenings I look at news feeds, and grow ever more discouraged about how the world is going the wrong direction. I made it through the cold war of the 60’s and 70’s and 80’s with a modicum of sanity. Now, there are people who believe we are about to experience a new cold war. … And there are the terrorists, doing unspeakable acts in the name of their god. … There are more millionaires and billionaires in the world than ever before. There are more people on food stamps than ever before. The middle class is slowly disappearing.
This morning I received an email from the National Day of Prayer Task Force, containing a prayer for America by Max Lucado. I found some peace in reading and praying it. My hope is that you will also.
Steve @ DCC
Not to us, O Lord, but to You goes all the glory.
We depend on You. You give birth and breath and determine our days. You make every nation and set every boundary. We exist by Your power.
We exist for Your glory. Showcase Your power through this land. Display Your justice in our courts, wisdom in our governments, guidance in our schools and love in our homes.
Have mercy upon our sins. We have disrespected Your word, disregarded Your gifts, discarded Your children. We are sorry. Forgive us, dear Father.
Grant strength to all our leaders. May they serve You first and honor You most. Remind us of the brevity of this life and the beauty of the next. Prepare our souls for the day we meet You in eternity.
This we pray in Your holy name,