This Easter helped me put some things I’ve been thinking about into perspective.
I realize that we’re up against some seriously evil powers intent on destroying everything decent in our nation, with good people and institutions all that stands in their way. However, we can’t defeat those who wish us harm all by ourselves, and must turn to God if we expect to win this fight for the soul of America.
So here is my heartfelt prayer for this country of ours:
Heavenly Father, I thank Thee for letting me come to Earth at this time and place. So many others who came before had so little and yet I have always been blessed with so much. I don’t know how I could deserve so many blessings, but I am doing my best to use all that Thou hast given me to make the world a better place.
But I’m struggling right now, Father. I don’t understand why so many people in our country continue to get away with blatant hypocrisy, calling people like me closed-minded and bigoted for believing in what Thou hast told us is right.
How many millions of Thine unborn children have we slaughtered in the name of choice? How many lives have been ruined because we forbade the teaching of Christian values in schools? How many good people are being forced to choose between their livelihoods and their principles because they believe differently than others?
Things have been far worse in the past. I’m grateful I don’t have to fear for my life because of my religious beliefs. I am so blessed. But I worry that greater persecutions are coming if we don’t help enough people understand the importance of preserving religious freedom.
Please help me know what to say to help people understand. Please soften people’s hearts so they will be willing to listen to truth. I’m not a debater. I just know that everyone I talk to is Thy son or daughter and, thus, my brother or sister. I want to treat them all kindly, but it’s not always easy.
Please bless our nation with wisdom. Help us to overcome the mistakes that could easily lead us to be destroyed as so many other civilizations have in the past. We are in Thy hands. Please help us not to fall.
I humbly ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
***Robert Lockard has been a lover of writing from a young age. He especially enjoys writing about movies, and can be found over at his movie-review website: ‘The Deja Reviewer’.
Robert lives in Utah with his wife and three children. He enjoys running, biking, reading, and watching movies with his family.
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That’s the stuff. Amen!