I found myself recently praying over the destiny of our beautiful nation. As I was reading in the book of Revelation chapter 21, I realized that it's not just individuals that have a destiny, but nations as well.
"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God."
"I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.
The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it."
America has been called to be a light, a City that is set on a Hill, that cannot be hidden. To stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves. To love one another as Christ loves the Church.
We have fallen short of this calling, but through repentance and forgiveness, God can redeem. That's who He is. He is full of grace and mercy, undeserved and freely given.
Lord, I pray that you would call forth this nation to glorify your name. Redeem us. Redeem the purposes of God for this nation. Give us your heart for one another, compassion and mercy, forgiveness and healing. Pull us out of the pit of our self-absorption, defiance and rebellion. Forgive us for the unthinkable things we have done to each other.
Thank you that your blood runs free. It is freely offered for our cleansing, with no respecter of persons. May this nation bring glory and honor to Your Name. All that we do, and all that we stand for. Clear our minds of the junk, the lies, jealousy, bitterness and pride. Lead us with the power of Your breath - Your Holy Word, the Truth that sets us free. Call us forth to fulfill the destiny appointed for America - a light and example of humility, serving the nations. Helping the weak. Preaching good news. We've lost our way. May your light break forth in the darkness and lead the way.
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