July 10, 2019
The American Spirit
“A righteous American spirit forged our glorious Constitution.
“Rugged American character led the legendary explorers, Lewis and Clark, on their perilous expedition across an untamed continent. It drove others to journey West and stake out their claim on the wild frontier.
“Devotion to our founding ideals led American patriots to abolish the evil of slavery, secure civil rights, and expand the blessings of liberty to all Americans.
“This is the noble purpose that inspired Abraham Lincoln to rededicate our nation to a new birth of freedom, and to resolve that we will always have a government of, by, and for the people.
“Our quest for greatness unleashed a culture of discovery that led Thomas Edison to imagine his lightbulb, Alexander Graham Bell to create the telephone, the Wright Brothers to look to the sky and see the next great frontier. For Americans, nothing is impossible.
“Exactly 50 years ago this month, the world watched in awe as Apollo 11 astronauts launched into space with a wake of fire and nerves of steel, and planted our great American flag on the face of the moon.
“Our nation’s creativity and genius lit up the lights of Broadway and the soundstages of Hollywood. It filled the concert halls and airwaves around the world with the sound of jazz, opera, country, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues. It gave birth to the musical, the motion picture, the Western, the World Series, the Super Bowl, the skyscraper, the suspension bridge, the assembly line, and the mighty American automobile.
“It led our citizens to push the bounds of medicine and science to save the lives of millions.
“Americans always take care of each other. That love and unity held together the first pilgrims, it forged communities on the Great Plains, it inspired Clara Barton to found the Red Cross, and it keeps our nation thriving today.
“From our earliest days, Americans of faith have uplifted our nation.” (President Donald J. Trump; Salute to America)
“Then Moses said to the Israelites, ‘See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills… He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.’” (Exodus 30:30-31,35; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Thank God for the many societal advancements He has birthed through this nation, which was dedicated to Him.
- Identificationally repent for the exportation of many demonic influences, such as drugs, pornography, and sex trafficking, that have also come from the U.S.A.
- Pray for men and women to know the Lord and dedicate to Him the gifts and talents He gave them, for the betterment of humanity.
- Ask God to open up the eyes of the Church to see that our gifts and talents are not just for inside the walls of our church buildings!
- Pray for Believers in an arena of influence that you are familiar with – government, the arts, the military, law, medicine, finance, sports, etc.
- Now, intercede for the salvation of the lost in that area, so that their gifts can glorify God!
A prayer you can pray:
God, You have made America great! Throughout our history, You have blessed us with creativity, innovation, and advancement, above other nations. I believe this is because our nation was dedicated to You over and over again by our Founding Fathers and other leaders since. Men and women have dedicated their lives, their gifts, their talents, and their fortunes to You and Your purposes. Even those who don’t know You have found great insight and revelation from our shores, which have benefited the whole earth. Thank You! Forgive us where we have innovated and exported heinous, unspeakable things. Remove that blight from us. We arrest those demonic forces of darkness working from our land! Deliver us, Lord. Send revival and clean us up! Glorify Yourself in Your Church. Remove any blinders or limitations Christians place on themselves to believe their gifts and talents are for inside the walls of ministries and churches. How ridiculous! What a great plan the enemy has in that lie! May the fullness of who You have created Your Church to be manifest in this country now! Increase! Increase! Increase! Let the evangelists go to work in their areas of influence and bring the lost into the Kingdom, so Your Kingdom can advance in every area of society, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Americans of faith will continue, as they always have, to uplift our nation!
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