With today encompassing the 2013 Presidential inauguration, my mind and sprit are struggling with the direction our nation is moving – away from God. Morally, ethically, upon it’s very foundation, America has moved itself as a collective body away from the sovereign will of God. Our nation exists currently under the permissive will of God vice the determined will of God. Put another way, God says if you want the controls, have at it. In addition, the leadership of this once Christian nation now shakes its fist at God when vowing to move the nation’s future by the will of government leaders while completely ignoring the warnings and true will of God.  I do believe that there are enough Christians in America today that God still embraces this country with love and grace. But as the book, “The Harbinger”‘ very meticulously points out, any country that walks without God will fall under His judgement and will be destroyed.

America today may very well be existing or living on the edge of safety. We see pictures of foreign countries in civil war or distress as we watch the evening news. The reason these countries have fallen can be found in America today. Failing national economics, massive unemployment, growing governmental control, and dis-trust of it’s leaders, just to name a few. America may be one national incident or disaster away from complete tumult and revolt. Why, because we have walked away from God. It’s that simple.  How can we completely re-steer the entire path of a nation before the grace and mercy of God is removed through final judgement?  Though what I may see as impossible, God sees as simple. The answer is – PRAYER. We, the entire nation should pray for our leaders, without ceasing, to cause a national movement back to God, to His blessings, and to His safety.

1Timothy 2:1-5 states clearly to Pray For All Men; “1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”

We’ll should pray for each other, pray and ask for divine guidance during national and local voting and elections for Daniel 2:21 states, “And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings: He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” And don’t forget that we are to pray without ceasing.

Please join me today and every day to pray not only for each other, but also for our country’s President and ALL leaders. For the President and leaders aren’t just elected by personality, power, money, or influence, but appointed by the sovereign will of God. For, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” Proverbs 29:2

As I was writing this, a Dr Charles Stanley weekly broadcast aired and he gave a short list of 10 things we should continually pray for our leaders.

  1. Pray that our leaders know that they are chosen into office by the will of God.
  2. Pray that all leaders will look to God for wisdom and understanding.
  3. Pray that our leaders will restore dignity, trustworthiness, and honor to their appointed office.
  4. Pray that our leaders will know to forsake their office or career if for the best interest of the country or it’s people.
  5. Pray that our leaders reverse the dethroning of God; Set in motion a foundational change.
  6. Pray our leaders respect and honor the full Constitution without change.
  7. Pray that our leaders reject all council that weakens our national defenses…true friends can’t be bought.
  8. Pray that our leaders refuse to make people more reliant on government. People need to know personal dignity if the nation wants the best from their people.
  9. Pray that our leaders remember they ARE ACCOUNTABLE to God.
  10. 10.  Lastly, pray that our leaders resolve to return the foundations of our great nation to God in all things.

No matter the trial, the first thing we should all do is PRAY! Christ himself gave this example. Prayers aligned with the will of God will always be heard and answered. Returning the ownership of this nation to God is the will of our Holy Father and Creator. Let us pray……

Every Age has its own thoughts, ideas, and values that influence the culture, the “spirit of the age.” It is the kind of growing consensus that morally lulls us to sleep, gradually causing us to accept society’s latest values.

The apostle Paul called this corrupting atmosphere the “course of this world.” Describing the lives of the believers at Ephesus before they encountered Christ, he said that they were “dead in trespasses and sins” and “walked according to the course of this world” (Eph 2:1-2). This is the world’s peer pressure – a satanically inspired system of values and ideas the cultivates a lifestyle that is independent of God.

Jesus intends for us to live in the world (John 17:15), so worldly influence is nearly impossible to escape. But He’s given us His Word to so permeate our thinking that we don’t have to become conformed to the world’s values (Rom 12:1-2). Instead, God helps us walk in His light (Eph 5:8), in the Spirit (Gal 5:25), in love (Eph 5:2), in truth ( John 4), and in Christ (Col 2:6).

As we walk in God’s power and spend time in His Word, He gives us the strength to live according to kingdom values and not the spirit of the age. – Dennis Fisher