A Thanksgiving Prayer for America
From Mission America
Please hear our hearts today in America. Our nation is at a critical turning point, and we need Your guidance and Your Holy Spirit more than ever.
We gather around our tables with precious loved ones and offer humble prayers of tremendous thanksgiving for all the immense bounty that fills our plates, our hearts and our lives.
Yet we face so many challenges. We pray for authentic justice and mercy as You would shape and define them, with truth and virtue at the center. We pray for protection for our families and children, for those among us who are the most vulnerable. We ask for Your mercy and forgiveness for all our sins and misjudgments of the past, and we ask for restoration and healing in our future.
You are our ultimate Judge, Sustainer and Redeemer, and we need You in our lives every hour.
Thank You, Lord, for the incredible bounty of our lives, for every breath You have graciously allotted for each of us, and for the blessings of America. May we follow You, honor You and worship You all our days
God, Ingratitude and Sexual Sin
Linda Harvey, Mission America
It’s that time of year when being grateful rises to the top of our priority list --for most of us, that is.
Sadly, some people are simply ungrateful, and proudly so. When we see the deep division in our culture, the mob mentality consuming many people, an absence of gratitude – to other humans and more importantly, to God – - appears to be a huge stumbling block.
And actually, ingratitude forms a core ingredient of the “LGBT” community, the pro-abortion movement and the left in general. It contrasts sharply with the path along which we are led as Christians. Where does the unrepentant heart go if we allow it? In Scripture we know that human hearts are “deceitful and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). But when we let the Lord into our lives, radical and positive transformation takes place.
Among homosexuals and the gender rebellious, parents and genetic heritage are often held in contempt. Heterosexuals are nicknamed “breeders” among these enlightened sexual rebels. But it doesn’t end there. In a bigger sense, there’s a ready dismissiveness of American exceptionalism, western civilization, and the peaceful affluence – a rarity in history-- we enjoy here in the U.S.A.
Sexual sin tends to be a driver of worldview. What I desire comes first, then follows an ideology that permits it, but sexual “freedom” is only the beginning. Mistreatment of other humans follows quickly, with self-destruction right behind. This is a total inversion of a Judeo-Christian ethic, where God’s revealed truth is paramount, and my human preferences are then measured and molded based on my trust in His will.