Refocusing Our Eyes is initiating a new series of posts called “Missions Monday” in which she is praying for various aspects of missions. She begins by writing a prayer for America. What should we pray for our country? Where do we begin? The answer may surprise you.
Oh my Father, as I begin this first official day of Missions Monday, my heart is greatly burdened for my own country. Oh Lord, this land that is a place known for its godly heritage, has become, itself, a hedonistic mission field. This land has become corrupt from one end to the other. From the White House to the mission house…it is altogether defiled.
There have been many prayers offered for our nation’s leaders. We even have special days set apart where we specifically intercede for them. But, O Lord, it is not for these leaders which my heart aches, but it is for that which calls itself Your church. O God! What lies are being told in Your name! What sheering of the sheep! What gross negligence and blatant fraud!
Lord, I feel such shame to be part of a nation that broadcasts, not just secular filth to the world, butso-called “Christian Television”. I pray O God, that you shut the mouths of these false prophets and expose them for who they really are. Tear down the golden idols of prosperity! Bring to shame those who have devoured Your people.
Yet at the same time my Lord, it would be foolish to think you don’t have faithful people in this land. You have brought me into contact with many God-fearing, fervent laborers, for whom I am thankful. It is for these, which I now pray…
For the true Church in America…for the precious Body of Christ, I do now lift before You. O God,equip Your people. Bring light upon Your Word and teach them correct doctrine. Have mercy on Your elect ones and remove them from false churches. O Lord, may the true Body be linked together in perfect unity. Bring wisdom and discernment to Your people in this land. Raise up godly shepherds who will guard the flock entrusted to them and thereby train them in paths of truth.
Lord, I pray that you take Your people, which You have carefully guarded and trained, and sendthem into the harvest fields ~ whether it be at home or abroad. Send people out from us…but also send people to us. O Lord, we need a fire lit underneath us. We need to be stirred to godly jealously. May it be a wake-up call to the church in America that it has become it’s own mission field…even in our churches. O God…our churches. Raise up men like Martin Luther, in every denomination and movement, with a holy fire in their eyes, jealous for the glory of God.
This whole prayer I pray for one reason: that Your wondrous and holy Name may be proclaimedand glorified in this land. I humbly submit these requests to You, my great God and King.
In the blessed Name of Your Son and our Savior, Lord Jesus Christ. ~Amen.