A Prayer for Modern America


Dear God,

Thou who knowest the needs of America from the brightness of its days, to the darkness of its nights, from its mountains and lakes, to its rivers, valleys and plains,

We ask Thee to succor those who suffer from fire, flood, drought, and hunger, from illness and infirmities, from any sadness, and from dangers of any kind.

We ask Thee to be with those seeking honest work and those facing challenges in their personal lives and the lives of their loved ones.

Strengthen our leaders that they may do those things which are pleasing in Thy sight and govern honestly, righteously, and well for the common good.

Bless our land with peace and tolerance that we may be free of anger and any judging of others, save for those sworn to uphold the law and judge righteously.

Watch over those who travel this day and any who must be absent from family and friends, including all who serve others in any capacity including the nation's military, security, fire, medical, and humanitarian workers and counselors.

We ask a special blessing on those who teach and encourage our youth to learn of Thee, and to keep Thy commandments, as well as those who teach the knowledge our youth will need to serve Thee better in all aspects of their lives.

Be with us this day as we go about our mortal lives, that we may keep Thy commandments and seek Thy blessing in all that we do.

These things we ask humbly in the holy name of Thy Son, even Jesus Christ.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is beautiful and gracious. I certainly hope this prayer will be heard.

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klarawieck 4 years ago

Perspy, this is beautiful! I have shared it on Facebook's Hall American profile. What a gorgeous prayer!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Amen to this and voted up and beautiful. God bless. Passing this on.

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Dave Mathews 4 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

perspycacious: I love the prayer it says it all.

It leaves me with an interesting question though.

Why just the USA? Should not this be prayed for every country?

The USA. is not the be all and end all of the world, not even the "Western, Free World".

My Canada, the USA neighbor to the north is also worthy of such a prayer too.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Dave Mathews: I know that you and millions of your fellow Canadians are devout Christians, also. Your observation is justified. I am anxious for God's guiding hands and mercies to comfort and guide us here (and of course all mankind.) I will attempt a more universal prayer and welcome you and every Hubber of every religious persuasion to do the same.

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

klarawieck: Thanks for sharing. Stamp collectors know that in President Eisenhower's time in office it was common to see official postal cancellations which said "Pray For Peace." That is no longer permissible. We need more prayers for all the world's concerns (starvation, wars, terrorism, economic distresses, and disbelief.) Those who don't believe will not be praying, so it is up to believers to petition God's forgiveness and blessings.

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klarawieck 4 years ago

Amen to that!

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: I'm glad you could enjoy a patriotic 4th of July picnic at the U. S. Embassy (even if it was held on the 2nd because the Embassy was closed on the official holiday.) Thanks for the Up and the Share on this one

tammyswallow: Thanks, it's on its way.

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

A heart-felt and gracious prayer, Perspicacious. Thank you for sharing it with us. Theresa

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2besure 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Amen! This is what this nations needs, constant reverent prayer. Then he will heal the land...

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Perspycacious 6 weeks ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

How needed this prayer and these thoughts are at this time in our world. I challenge each of us to join in such prayers for our countries and our world as 2017 dawns bright with hope and troubled with uncertainties.

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