My prayer is for a strong America.
One that is both safe and free.
My prayer is for a land where God
Is truly first in all we see.
My prayer is that the bitter acrimony
And the vitriolic overtones
Depart from every heart among us
And let the fruit of the Spirit be known.
But hate and divisiveness are the order of the day
And they have left no stone unturned
And hope of a revived nation
May not come before Christ’s return.
Oh how I would love to see the judgment
Of all the nations, but most of all
To hear the words “Well done” and “faithful”
When these United States of America are called.
Though I long to see our nation
Strong, and healthy, and on top once again.
It seems that we are headed elsewhere,
Thriving on hate and loving sin.
But God did not promise to preserve this nation,
Though that request I make anew each day.
He has commanded that we love and serve him
And follow Jesus along his way.
Sadly those two paths may be parting
The one of country and the one of God.
‘Tis a sad choice we leave our children
When God and country separately trod.
But to the Christians of this nation
Our call is clarion, crystal, clear.
To be God’s light amidst the darkness
In a land that once we held so dear.
But truly we are far from lucid
To think to be American is to be godly and just
When our words and actions question the motto
That we claim for our own: “In God we trust.”
But as for me and for my household
We take light over darkness, and choose it again this very day.
And do pray in earnest that our nation will witness
The call to life that says Jesus the only way.
We knew this was coming yet tried to ignore it
For this very land some have shed their own blood.
But when faced with a choice so distinct and so real,
We are loyal to our homeland, to the Kingdom of God.
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-14