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A Prayer for America

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Father in Heaven,

We come to you this day asking for your help, for we know that our help comes from you:
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121: 1-2  (Note:  Listen to Casting Crowns’ song – Praise You in This Storm)

Our country badly needs you, Father. We are a divided and hurting people. This year we have faced so much trouble. We have faced weather issues from tornadoes in the spring, to now wildfires and hurricanes. We pray for those who have lost family members and their homes as a result.

So many lives have been lost in our nation, and worldwide, during this pandemic. We pray for the many doctors who are working on cures and vaccines. We lift up the healthcare workers and caregivers to you for protection and strength.

We pray that our leaders would not politicize this issue, but instead work together to save lives and help those in need. We pray for family and friends to remain safe during this time, especially those who are most vulnerable. We pray that family, friends and churches would not be divided over issues such as wearing masks and keeping socially distant.

We pray for the many who have lost jobs or businesses because of the pandemic. We pray for the businesses that are slowly beginning to open and the workers who are returning to the workplace. Please keep them safe, Father. We pray for those who are returning to school, either in person or virtual. Keep them safe and healthy and give them perseverance and joy in teaching and learning.

Father you know the racial issues that have gripped our country. We pray that we would be good listeners during this time, so that we can make meaningful change.

We pray for the upcoming national election, for the presidential, congressional and state races. Grant us wisdom as we vote, and may your will be done.

Father this has been a most difficult year. Draw us near to you this day.

In Jesus name,

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence – married to my best friend Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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