February 17, 2020

A Blessed Nation

From President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address:

“Think of this Capitol. Think of this very Chamber, where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery, to build the railroads and the highways, and defeat fascism, to secure civil rights, and to face down evil empires.

“Here tonight, we have legislators from across this magnificent republic. You have come from the rocky shores of Maine and the volcanic peaks of Hawaii; from the snowy woods of Wisconsin and the red deserts of Arizona; from the green farms of Kentucky and the golden beaches of California. Together, we represent the most extraordinary nation in all of history.

“What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered?

“I ask the men and women of this Congress: Look at the opportunities before us. Our most thrilling achievements are still ahead. Our most exciting journeys still await. Our biggest victories are still to come. We have not yet begun to dream. We must choose whether we are defined by our differences or whether we dare to transcend them. We must choose whether we squander our great inheritance or whether we proudly declare that we are Americans.

“We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown.

“This is the time to reignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. This is our future, our fate, and our choice to make.  I am asking you to choose greatness. No matter the trials we face, no matter the challenges to come, we must go forward together.

“We must keep America first in our hearts.  We must keep freedom alive in our souls. And we must always keep faith in America’s destiny that one nation, under God, must be the hope and the promise, and the light and the glory, among all the nations of the world.

“God bless you.  And God bless America.”

“And My people (who are known by My name, who will) humbly pray, follow My commandments, and abandon any actions or thoughts that might lead to further sinning, then I shall hear their prayers from My house in heaven, I shall forgive their sins, and I shall save their land from disasters.” (2 Chronicles 7:14; The VOICE)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for the amazing diversity of people, and of beauty, of resources, and of innovation, that is the United States of America.
  • Call forth the very best this nation has to flourish and thrive and be blessed.
  • Ask the Lord, “How will we be remembered? How will this generation of Americans be remembered? How will this President and this Congress be remembered? Will this be a season remembered for its blessing the nation, or for bringing a curse on it?”
  • Ask the Lord to bless the United States of America to be a blessing – to those who are citizens, and to those in other places who interact with us.
  • Say, “This is the time for us to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. This is our future, our fate, and our choice to make. God, bless America!”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, America is a unique and wonderful nation. We are a nation diverse in our ethnicity, our beauty, and our resources. We are innovative and creative. We are a nation of leaders. We are thankful to be able to live here at such a time as this. How will we be remembered? How will this generation of Americans be remembered? How will this President and this Congress be remembered? Will this be a season remembered for its blessing the nation, or for bringing a curse on it? We want to be a blessing, Lord. We want to give more than we take. We want our blessings to advance Your Kingdom on the earth. We must have a grace to walk in a greater measure of love and unity. We are too divided. This is the time for us to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots. This is our future, our fate, and our choice to make. God, bless America! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will pray and we will repent. He will hear, and He will bless this great nation.

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