A few days ago, I was perusing my favorite social media venue expecting humorous and inspirational posts when instead I was inundated with ominous warnings of imminent attack and predictions of dreadful world events to come. Christian leaders that I respect were calling for prayer, yet I was left with nagging fear and potential despair.
Following the advice of my youngest son for the second time this week, I went to the Lord to “get His perspective.” “Ask Him for it, and He will give it to you,” my son encouraged me, so I went to the Lord. Once again, the advice paid off. In the early morning hours, it came to me that “It was not over.” If God was calling His people to pray, then He was ready and willing to answer those prayers!
So lets get to it! I’m daring myself and others to pray for our country every day in September. What shall we pray? So many people pray like this: “God bless America! Everything is going downhill. We have terrible leaders, terrible crime, terrible injustice. Please help us, God.” These prayers can seem more like complaints than prayers and are prayed out of fear instead of faith. We must pray the answer we want for our country, and we must pray it often and in unity and authority. When we do this, our prayers will be answered!
Then how do we pray? The words I suggest we pray have been with us since 1892. The words of the pledge to our flag contain the declaration and prayer that if prayed with faith, joy, and expectation will bring back the country we love: One nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
My part in this nationwide initiative is simply to post inspiration and reminders daily for us to meditate and pray. I call it the Daily Dare. It will be a way to remember to pray and declare God’s goodness over this land. It’s just a small part, but I pray that like the loaves and fishes, God will bless what we give Him. Many thousands of prayers will go up in faith, and we will rise up like a mighty giant across the land. Be encouraged. Pray and believe. God bless the USA!
The Daily Dare: Every time you see an American flag today, dare to make this declaration a prayer: We are one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all! Add your own positive prayers for the safety and protection of our country throughout the day. In the comments here or on Facebook, if you dare, post approximately how many flags you counted today. God bless America!
As I researched the question, “Who’s praying for America?” I was happy to find so many websites dedicated to this mission. Pray for America is the one that excited me most. As you join me in praying for America, you are joining millions of others!