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For America (95)

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Pardon our guilt LORD, for
Our sin is great.
Teach us Your ways, for
We are humbled by Your grace.

Let our soul abide in You,
Soaking up the teachings of Your word,
Rejoicing in Your patient friendship,
And proclaiming Your covenant forever.

Restore us, for Your name’s sake.
Let justice and mercy, righteousness and love,
Be to us a balm of comfort and healing.
We are in desperate need of Your intervention.

Even as many are distressed by
Every headline (true and false),
Running on empty day by day,
Let us show there is another way.

We will point to You,
The only gracious One,
Who was, and is, and is
To come.

Help us keep our perspective;
Your Gospel is good news!
Don’t let our temporary afflictions
Cloud our judgment and stifle our joy.

All our enemies’ efforts will be for nothing;
They shall stumble at every turn,
Unless they turn to You.
Victory is already Yours, oh GOD.

Let us not be put to shame,
For we take refuge in You.
Grant us integrity in word and deed,
As we live and breathe, fight and sleep.

In Jesus’ Name, we pray,
Amen.


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Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.

For America (Day 94)

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foramericaprayerjournalWe give thanks to You, O God, with our whole heart;
We will glorify Your name forever,
For great is Your steadfast love and grace towards us;
You have delivered us from evil countless times.

Incline Your ear to us, again; answer our prayer.
We are poor and needy, totally dependent on You.
Be gracious to Your people, and help us
To be the salt and light You have called us to be.

Break through the division, resentment, and anger
That abound in our land, Lord.
Let Your people all over the world lead the way
To peace, and truth, and love.

Gladden our souls, Master;
May Your wondrous works be shown among us.
In the day of our trouble, clarity comes in a flash,
And we can see You are our only hope.

There is none like You,
None who can perform the works that You do.
Teach us Your ways, and correct us
In Your eternal wisdom.

Father, unite our hearts in Your truth.
Let all the nations hear Your wisdom proclaimed.
Comfort the suffering in every corner of the earth,
And give us Your favor.

We pray for our leaders:
Our president, legislators, the courts,
And the church leadership — those whom You have chosen.
Give them Your protection, wisdom, and strength.

May that peace which passes all understanding
Guard their hearts and minds from all enemy attacks.
Give them a desire to serve selflessly,
And grant them to be a force for good.

In Jesus’ mighty Name we pray,
Amen.


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Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.

For America (Day 93) – A Prayer for Israel

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foramericaprayerjournalFather in heaven,
We never forget You are the Great “I Am,”
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
The Alpha and Omega, First and Last.

Remember Your people, Oh God!
Remember Your promises and Your covenants.
Forgive us for ignoring Your Word
And rejecting Your gifts.

Turn our hearts towards You, once again,
And deliver us from the evil one.
Be merciful and graceful towards us
As we repent of our many sins.

Remember Israel — remember Jerusalem;
We pray for peace and fruitfulness for the land.
We pray for the never-ending conflict to end,
That your people may return to worship You once again.

Open the eyes of the blind, Lord;
Give them ears to hear.
May miracles flourish to Your Glory
That the world may know only You are God.

Let the songs of the Lord be heard in Jerusalem;
Let all who hear rejoice in the strength of the Lord.
May Jerusalem’s enemies stumble;
May their plans for destruction come to nothing.

We pray for the leaders of Israel.
May they seek You and allow Your Word
To be their guiding manual,
For You have promised wisdom freely to those who seek it.

We know you won’t forsake Your people;
You are the King of Kings!
You bring the counsel of nations to nothing.
Only Your purposes remain.

To this, we say, “Amen, may it be so!”
For in You is found all wisdom and love,
You know the end from the beginning,
And Your Word abides forever.

Bless Jerusalem,
Bless Israel,
And continue to bless the United States of America,
Amen.

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Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.

For America (Day 92) – A prayer for our leaders

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foramericaprayerjournalTo You, Oh Lord, we lift our voice
In prayer and supplication (with thanksgiving)
Knowing that the very air we breathe
Comes from Your command.

In You alone we trust.
We lean not on our own understanding.
Indeed, may we be counted fools
Before we ignore Your loving counsel.

We pray for our leaders, Oh God.
Be merciful and graceful to us;
Give them wisdom and knowledge
Beyond human presumptions.

Surround them with Godly counsel.
May their ears and hearts always lean towards righteousness.
We pray for their protection and for the protection of their families.
Let not Your Word be ever beyond their reach.

Let them hold on to truth,
While chaos looms around.
Let them, like David, seek repentance where needed,
And may their life reflect the beauty of Your love.

We praise You, O Lord, Whose wisdom is beyond human understanding.
You chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise;
You chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
You chose what is low and despised in the world to bring honor to Your name.

So, may our leaders boast in their weaknesses,
Knowing it is by Your grace they can serve their people.
To him whom much is given, much is required;
May they tend to their role with sobriety and devotion.

Help us, the people, to be a help to them.
Help us to be a constant reminder of what is truly important,
To hold them accountable, as we encourage them
In all that is good and just and right.

We know, O God, that many dangers lurk in our world;
They multiply and grow more complex each day.
Yet, You are our refuge and strength;
Your renown endures through all generations.

Therefore, we do not fear;
Though the earth gives way and the mountains be moved into the sea;
Though the hills be shaken and the waters roar;
We trust in the name of the Lord our God.

In Whose name we pray,
Amen

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Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.

For America (Day 91) – A Prayer for Alfie

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Lord,

When all hope in human skill disappears,
And the learned proclaim with their sneers:
“Miracles don’t exist, that’s clear!”
We, the “foolish ones,” know You hear.

So, we stoutly ask Your intervention,
By the breathtaking power of Your resurrection,
Against this horrid government contravention
That, like Pilate, seeks to kill by abstention.

Let Your love be ever-present for Alfie and his family.
May his life and story be, by grace, a mighty homily
Of the omnipotence, wisdom, sovereignty, and majesty
Of He Who created Alfie, and Charlie, and all humanity.

Sustain little Alfie by Your mighty right hand;
May he live and breathe as long as You’ve planned,
Ignoring the pompous sound of human demands
With its willful ignorance of what was beforehand.

O LORD, resurrection and life, You —
There is no one else we can look to;
In Whom dwells all that is peaceful and true;
Who by grace, through faith, can make all things new.

Above all, thy will be done.
May all who hear of Alfie, one by one,
Get to know Your voice and come
To the One we know has already won.

Amen.

Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. You can follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.

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For America (Day 90)

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Praise, glory, and honor be unto You, Jehovah Jireh!
Speak to us, as You spoke at Mt. Sinai.
May our songs, declaring the goodness of Your works,
Be heard in all the earth, now and forever more.
 
We worship through obedience, oh God;
Help us in our weaknesses.
We strive to live, as our ancestors said,
“All that the Lord has spoken we will do.”
 
Yet, we know this is impossible in our own strength.
We are in desperate need of Your anointing –
Your loving guidance and stern rebuke.
Abba, Father, hear our earnest prayer.
 
Blot out our transgressions, and
Let Your Holy Spirit guide us and
Sanctify us to be more like You
In everything we do.
 
We yearn to be the salt and light
You have called us to be here in our land.
We hurt for our brethren, our compatriots,
Who seek after that which is not.
 
Our hearts move with compassion as we see
Their need and desperation.
Help us to bring Your life-giving water
To those who thirst insatiably for something they know not.
 
Open the doors that we may come to the aid of all in need,
From the man in the street to those in the highest positions of government.
Touch the hearts and minds of millions, Father;
May revival break out in America, once again.
 
May we re-learn the truths we have forgotten,
Compel us to trust in You again.
May we love each other with genuine affection;
Let the sacrifices of praise be spontaneously heard in our public squares.
 
In the Holy name of Jesus,
Through Whom all things were created,
We pray,
Amen.
 

For America (Day 89)

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Gracious Lord, thank You for this day.
Thank You for Your breath of life.
Thank You, Lord, for Your Living Word,
By Whom we have eternal life.

Thank You for Your Son, Jesus,
Our Savior and resurrected Lord.
We are stunned by Your ability to forgive our sins,
And we are humbled and horrified at the cost.

Our hearts melt to tears
At the thought of Your holy blood,
Brutally shed to cleanse and save our souls,
And to place us in a right relationship with You.

I know eternity in Hell is very real, Father,
As real as eternity with You in Heaven;
Therefore, Your command to “Go into all the world,”
Which is just as real, Has great purpose and urgency.

If we do not tremble at the responsibility we have
To reach our fellow man for You,
Then we do not understand Your heart.
Oh Lord, teach us to give our all, as You have.

Grant us peace so that we may live well with others;
Grant us grace, that we may show others Your love;
Grant us a deep, unquenchable desire to know You.
And in knowing You, Lord, daily increase our love for You.

 

Amen.

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For America—Day 88 (A Prayer for the New Year)

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Sovereign Lord,
There will be a new year
Only if You allow it
In Your mercy and goodness towards all.

Glory to Your Name;
For Your ways are perfect.
Your wisdom beyond comparison,
You are the Truth for which we thirst.

Quench our thirst with Your presence among us.
Do not leave us to our own understandings.
This new year, be ever present in our thoughts,
And direct our every deed.

We pray against the spirit of this age;
We pray against the schemes of the Enemy
Who seeks to lead us astray with the old,
“Has God really said?”

The answer is, “Yes!”
Yes, You have spoken, and we obey.
We obey for our own good and
To Your glory, Lord.

So, we surrender our lives,
Our ambitions, desires and passions,
To You in this new year.
All our plans commence with, “If God wills, we will…”

For we know we can do nothing apart from You.
Indeed, we do not want to do anything
Apart from You, even if we could.
You are what we treasure most.

Forgive us when we behave as if You were not.
We do it, often, we confess,
To our shame …
We are but foolish men,
Still Your servants, nevertheless.

This new year is to You (for You),
As all the years of our lives should be.
We recommit ourselves to Your service,
Forsaking all others,
To trust You — to Love You and You alone.

In Jesus’ name we pray these things,
Amen.

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For America— Day 87 (A Christmas Prayer)

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Oh Lord, Our God,
Your Majestic Holiness
Fills us with joy
Throughout the Christmas season.

Your wondrous works displayed
On that day in Bethlehem
Keep our hearts and minds engaged still today,
Amazed at the extent of Your Love.

The sounds of that “Silent Night,”
Are forever on our lips.
Let the people hear us sing,
“Gloria, in excelsis Deo (Glory to God in the highest!)”

Let the “thrill of hope” be felt
In the midst of our weary world.
“Born is the King of Israel,”
The babe — the King of the whole world.

Glad tidings, You brought,
A Gospel of Truth, salvation for all,
If we only believe.
What joy; what peace!

Immanuel — God with us.
God with us.
How can this be?
You, here, for me?

There is no other comfort,
Apart from this —
Apart from You: the Prince of Peace,
Eternal Father, Mighty God.

Of Your kingdom, there shall be no end.
We stand as a testament,
Moving and breathing, hoping and longing
In You, through You, and for You.

May Yours be the glory and honor,
Majesty and power,
Forever and ever,
Amen.

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For America (Day 86)

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Oh Lord, our God,
Keenly aware of our blessed state,
We come before You with grateful hearts,
Full of humility and awareness of Your goodness.

May Your name be praised
In every corner of our land,
As we remember Your works of old
And witness the miracles of life.

Not because of who we are,
But because of Your character,
We’ve received the wonders of Your Love,
Your merciful Gospel of Truth.

Thank You for grace;
Thank You for rest;
Thank You for family and friends;
Thank You for love and forgiveness.

Thank You for second chances,
And thirds, fourths, and fifths …
You have provided for us every step of the way;
Thank You for Your Word.

We thank You for reason, imagination, and faith.
Thank You for pain;
Thank You for the Spirit
And the reminders of conscience.

We marvel at the beautiful mystery of marriage;
We praise You for our daughters and sons.
Thank You for opening the heavens for us —
Thank You, thank You, dear Father.

As that word, “Father,” rolls off our lips,
We stand in awe of You, our beloved Father.
What is man that You are mindful of him?
Yes, indeed, we give You thanks.

We stand proudly as the adopted,
The sinners, the prodigals, returned.
Received by Grace into the arms
Of He who owed us nothing but contempt.

“Jesus paid it all,” we sing in praise.
“All to Him [we] owe
“[Our] sin had left a crimson stain,
“He washed it white as snow.”

May this truth live forever,
Foremost in our minds and on our lips.
May it make every day Thanksgiving Day
Until the day of Christ’s return.

Amen.

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