A PRAYER OF CONFESSION FOR OUR NATION

Heavenly Father,

We confess that we have sinned as the people of ancient Israel sinned in their day.  We have polluted our land by the shedding of innocent blood through abortion and terrible violence against unborn babies.  We have become guilty because of the blood we have shed.  We know that their blood – the blood of 60,000,000 innocent babies – cries out to You from the ground for justice.  We acknowledge that if we do not turn from this detestable practice, we will bring our days as a nation to a close, and the end of our years will come.

Even though we may not have committed these sins ourselves, we ask, in identification with our people, that You will forgive us.  Forgive us as a nation for not recognizing Your image, the image of God, in every preborn baby.  We confess that we have acted very wickedly toward You, and have not obeyed the commands, decrees, and laws You have given us.  Please Lord, renew a right spirit in us, that we might return to You and obey You so that You may gather us and bless us.

Raise up spiritual leaders among us who will not do violence to Your Word or profane Your holy things, but instead teach Your truth about life without adulteration and in the power and boldness of Your Spirit.  Remove from us spiritual leaders who do not distinguish between what is clean and unclean, who shut their eyes to Your truth, an in Your name, whitewash evil deeds.

Together, we pray for President Trump, for our lawmakers, and for our judges.  May they use the authority You have given to them to do only what is right in Your eyes and never to do what is evil in Your eyes.  May they recognize their sacred duty to establish and enforce policies that will protect from harm the most innocent and vulnerable among us.

We pray that those who do wrong will learn to live in fear of You as the Judge of the living and the dead.

We pray especially for every public official who stands for Your truth regarding the sanctity of human life.  Please answer them in the day of trouble and deliver them with the saving might of Your right hand.  May they trust in You and through Your steadfast love, never be moved.  Put to flight all who plan evil against them, that once again we may honor the sacred value of unborn human life in this land.

In the name of Jesus, amen.

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This is from a mailer that the American Family Association mailed out.  Their address is P.O. Drawer 2440, Tupelo, MS 38803.  Their website is AFA.NET

Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.