Dear Heavenly Father,
Many of us are worried today about the state of America and the direction she is heading. Looking back at history,we see many examples where evil infected prosperous, seemingly invincible, societies and changed their direction, leading to destruction.
Sodom and Gomorrah is one example where lasciviousness and corruption with the support of false Gods and evil leaders caused the city's destruction. The Roman Empire is another much more illustrative example where the greatest power of its time developed a weak and soft underbelly and also turned to wicked behavior, resulting in death of the Empire shortly thereafter. It appears that history is repeating itself now.
Today the land we love, America, is teetering on the same brink of disaster; it's as if right is now wrong and wrong is now right and many people who should no better just go along with the trends or keep silent. Silence when faced with disaster, while really knowing what is going on is evil, is as bad as actively participating in the evil. We Christians must stand for Thee and follow Thy law if we hope to inherit The Kingdom when our days on earth are done.
Today's moral foundation is crumbling rapidly, and political correctness has run wild. While we know that our society was founded under Judeo-Christian principles, one of the key factors in a healthy lifestyle, marriage between a man and woman, is under tremendous assault and is the subject of a major Supreme Court decision tomorrow. This has been a key building block for centuries in creating a sound social and moral order, the family.
We beseech Thee today, Oh Father, to provide strength and guidance to those who will be making this decision tomorrow that will impact all Americans and probably much of the rest of humanity as well. That such an issue, same sex marriage, should even require a legal judgment, seems unbelievable to many of us by itself. Marriage has been a timeless tradition and a sacrament of the Christian Church which was designed by Thee as the ultimate expression of love between a woman and a man. One only needs to look at the biological make up of men and women to understand this and, furthermore, the resulting offspring, children, deserve the loving care of a father and a mother.
We believers in Thy inspired words in the Bible know this, but we don't oppose same sex marriage due to hatred, for we know that all mankind is made up of sinners and we were created with free will to make individual decisions about how we would live. We are not here to judge the sinner, only to oppose the sin, but making marriage meaningless, which is what this action will do, and I think it is meant to do, will ultimately lead to the downfall of social order. Allow those who want a social contract to do so and let them face their judgment at the appointed hour from Thee, as we all will when that time comes. But to call such an arrangement a legitimate part of Holy Matrimony is a direct assault on believers of Thy word and its requirements, for it was designed as a spoken commitment of love between and man and a woman and for the procreation of children while affording these precious little ones protection as well
Lord, I pray that Thy love will take hold of all of the hatred on this issue and put it to rest in a manner which will allow the social order to be peaceful and end the current turmoil in this and so many things that seem so wrong today. Help us to be steadfast and true, yet always compassionate and loving, while also allowing us to openly speak our mind and display our love for Thee. Let not others destroy that right, a God-given one possessed by all.
Help each of us to understand that we will each individually stand before Thee at the Day of Judgment, and therefore infect our hearts and souls with the True Spirit to guide us to live in a way that Thou wouldst have us do, for we know the consequences will lead to either everlasting Joy or permanent torment.
God bless all Americans to do what is right and bless these justices to do the right thing. And continue to guide us and encourage us as we commune with Thee daily. We thank you for hearing this prayer, offered in the name of Thy Son, Jesus Christ, who died on the Cross for our sins, Amen.
God be with us, America. Let us never forget He who created us and offers us Eternity through his love and grace.
God bless you all and have a blessed Sunday.