Praying for a Christ Awakening: Nation at a Crossroads
May we “not lag behind in diligence, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord; rejoice in hope, persevere in tribulation, be devoted to prayer.” Romans 12:11-12
Pray for: Christians to be reignited with a fear of the Lord, restored integrity, God-centered morality, and ethical foundations among His people.
Our nation has the proud heritage of being founded on Christian principles; many of our founding fathers were godly men. But as our population has fallen from core evangelical, Bible-based beliefs, so has our society in our desire to be a tolerant, inclusive society. There is no longer a potent majority that speaks out when traditional biblical values are violated. This fact alone bears serious reflection, but our present reality is much worse. It is well documented that the percentage of Bible-based believers has steadily decreased since the Builder generation (born 1927-45). While 65 percent of the Builder generation considered themselves church-attending, Bible-believing Christians, only 4 percent of Millennials (born 1984 or later) affirm themselves as Bible-based believers.
Seventy-one million Millennials hold our future in their hands. Our national destiny is linked to this new generation. Try to imagine a society that mocks the fact that “under God” was ever even in our Pledge of Allegiance. Try to imagine the motto “In God we trust” taken off our money.
Current news stories confirm that these unfortunate events are already happening here and in other nations around the world. If we think Christians are persecuted and marginalized now in the U.S., imagine being the laughingstock of society! Is this the price we must pay for neglecting to build a solid biblical framework into the hearts of our children and our children’s children?
Now Is the Time for Action. Now is the Time for Prayer!
Prayers of Thanksgiving
- Dear God, we are grateful that we can lead others to embrace Your claims and lifestyle, as “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Rom. 8:37).
Prayers of Confession
- The enemy has gained ground while we were sleeping. Forgive us, Lord, for inaction against evil. We are a nation at a crossroads, as we possess fewer biblical values than ever. Dear God, reshape our belief system. We are experiencing a decline in Christian culture. Jesus, cleanse us for neglecting to sow Your Word into the hearts of our children.
Prayers of Petition
- Lord, guide us as we take steps to use our influence, sacrifice, and money to rescue this generation, to “run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Cor. 9:24).
Promises to Claim
- Lord, while believers are often persecuted and marginalized in the U.S., we trust “…no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord” (Isa. 54:17).