October 2022

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Alpha and Omega

You know the beginning from the end. Every day the headlines seem drawn directly from Your description of the final days. I don’t pretend to know Your mind but I want to pray Your will.

As we mock the cross; ignore Scripture; treat each other with great disdain; disrespect the sanctity of life and abandon any pretense of godliness; hope for restoration seems beyond reach.

So, even though America may have descended beyond the point of rescue and You may be returning soon for Your children…I will continue to pray for Your mercy on the lost generations living without hope or purpose.

If You restore America or rescue Your family, either way, I win. I leave behind a better place or I leave for a better place; but my heart is burdened for those who, having been deceived will miss heaven.

AMEN

Scripture: “’I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God–the one who is, and who was, and who is still to come–the All-Powerful!” Revelation 1:8

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Father of Forgiveness

When I see the immorality and degradation of our culture on display in our headlines: shared on our social networks and mainstreamed in our educational institutions, I’m sickened at what we’ve become.

Then I see my own fallen state and how much You have forgiven me and I am deeply ashamed by how I am complicit in our fall by choosing to remain comfortably remote rather than risk backlash by speaking truth to this madness.

Violence…grooming…hedonism…corruption are NOT okay…yet I haven’t engaged the enemy from my knees as I should.

Help me remember our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the prince of darkness. My best strategy is to put on Your spiritual armor; drop to my knees; seek Your help; forgive those lost in this darkness and stay faithful to Your call.

AMEN

Scripture: “When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father…” Ephesians 3:14

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Father of Truth and Light

Your light brings victory over darkness. Thank You for showing Your power as we pray together seeking Your face and asking Your help.

It is time to take note…AND PRAISE…the mighty things You’ve done.

Major news and social media companies are being muted. Parents have arisen and are taking back the public schools.

The violent tactics employed by pro-abortion forces have not intimidated those fighting for the unborn. The government tyranny that threatened our families and livelihoods during the pandemic has waned. Woke corporations have been called out and are seeing their bottom line eroded.

And, since we worship money above all, You have shown how quickly our “storehouses” can be emptied.

You are truly an awesome God! Help me stand firmly in the light and continually seek Your help…the battle is not over.

AMEN

Scripture: “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.” John 3:20

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God of all Creation

Thank You for the family structure You designed. That structure, throughout human history, has functioned to create stable homes. Which explains the enemy’s relentless attack on families…fatherhood in particular, demeaning masculine role models.

Secular wisdom insists there is no reason to prefer intact families over any of the non-traditional family structures being foisted on us.

Fatherless children are stunted in their ability to adapt to real-world challenges, handicapped for life by the absence of a father in the home. The impact of absent fathers is evident in the increasing number of crimes reported daily. We’ve been lectured that we must “follow the science” but our overlords are undeterred by the facts. We are sacrificing the next generation on the “altar of progress”.

Lord, restore respect and rebuild families. Give me the courage to stand for traditional families. Our children deserve better than we have given.

AMEN

Scripture: “God in his holy dwelling is a father of the fatherless and a champion of widows.” Psalms 68:5

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Guardian of Justice

Your word says it is possible to be angry without sinning. I lift this prayer to You angry in my soul for the injustice and corruption overtaking America.

Injustice surrounds me. We have endorsed child mutilation as a solution to gender issues. The AMA has been corrupted by big money to the detriment of patient care. We have chosen violence as our first option to resolve our differences. We have become no better than worshipers of Baal…only our idol is money.

All of this and more has created an unjust society and the resulting pain and heartbreak anger me.

Please temper my anger with wisdom that I might bring solutions not simply hot rhetoric to the public debate. May I learn to speak lovingly at the moment of my greatest anger.

AMEN

Scripture: “Be angry, yet do not sin. Do not let the sun set while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4:26-27

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Father of Truth and Light

Your word is absolute truth. When I align my life with Your wisdom, I am blessed. Walking in Your light is the safest place to be.

Even though we have too often failed to live up to the Godly standards embedded in our founding…because of Your grace, we have enjoyed centuries of blessing.

Then, in 1962 we removed prayer from the public schools. One year later we removed the Bible. In 1973 our laws legalized abortion. In just 11 years we stripped God from our public education system and denied the sanctity of life.

And now we wonder what’s gone so wrong. When will we learn that without You there can be no justice, no peace, no unity?
Please restore sanity to America. May truth reign again in our lives. I want to be part of the solution. Empower me to walk in obedience to You.

AMEN

Scripture: “The LORD will bless you if you respect him and obey his laws.” Psalms 128:1

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Father of Intimacy

In the perfection of creation, man and woman were designed to share life and intimacy together and with You as the crowning glory of Your plan.

Their intimacy became the centerpiece of family. But in our infinite foolishness, we pursue selfish and unfulfilling counterfeits. In desperation, we chase increasingly perverse lies to replace the simplicity of Your plan.

Hollywood teaches us to spell love; “l-u-s-t”. In the process, we have lost the true intimacy we so desire.

So, in:
“From Here to Eternity” it’s Lana Turner and Burt Lancaster rolling in the sand. “Titanic” it’s a one-night stand. “Love Story” it’s never having to say you’re sorry.
Deception replaces reality at every turn and true intimacy is destroyed. America cannot be blessed again until we learn to rediscover Your perfect plan. Shine Your light of truth on this lie from the pit of hell…restore the family in America.

AMEN

Scripture: “…may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her Love.” Proverbs 5:18b-19

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God of Unity

You created mankind to live together in a community. You designed the nuclear family as the foundation of society, essential to passing truth from generation to generation.

In our wisdom, we have demolished the family with “better” ideas.

We now confront the predictable results. The divisions among us are threatening the very fabric of our nation. Generational selfishness; gender wars; racial divides; economic disparities; betrayal by courts and schools; tribal warfare on every hand…the church turning upon itself.

Our motto, “From many, one” is mocked…instead, we demand diversity…but You said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” There are no wise voices in today’s shrill public discourse. How foolish we have become.

We must learn to forgive or be shattered by the hardness of our “me first” demands. Teach us how to rebuild bridges. Show us the path of reconciliation. Use me.

AMEN

Scripture: Jesus said “A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse. Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart. Mark 3:24-25

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God, my King

You deliver me from the chaos of this life. You own the entire earth. You are entirely trustworthy. Yours is the day, and the night; You created the sun. You separated the land from the sea. You made summer and winter.

O Lord: my country has reviled You; we are a foolish people who have spurned Your Name. Do not deliver the soul of Your children to this evil; do not abandon the lives of us who honor Your name. Remember Your promise of shelter for those who love and follow You. Ominous darkness threatens us…we are surrounded by violence. Do not forget how fools insult you all day long! Rise up, O God! Defend your honor and please deliver us from this tyranny…and through it all, we will praise your Name!

AMEN

Adapted for America from Psalms 74:16-22

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Righteous Judge

From the beginning, You have been just in all Your judgments. Your justice is guided by grace. I know because I received Your pardon…Your Son paid the penalty for me.

We are each guilty, but in Your love, You provide restoration. We must each admit our personal failures.

Your justice does not extend to a favored demographic group but is available to anyone who acknowledges their need and seeks Your face.

Today, by our arrogant rejection of Your grace…and by our reliance upon human “wisdom” to redefine justice have so distorted the term as to make it meaningless in our courts.

Lord, restore justice in America. Protect the poor and downtrodden. Shine Your light of truth on those using the courts for their own gain. Teach me to love Your justice and to proclaim Your wisdom to all.

Amen

Scripture: “Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!” Isaiah 1:17

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