Below is a simple prayer of dedication of ourselves, our church, and our nation back to God. We ask that you join and agree with us in this prayer.
On March 30, 1863, in the midst of the civil war, Abraham Lincoln called for a day of humility, fasting, and prayer. We believe it is time to once again dedicate a day in the same manner for those that would join us. Therefore, on 9/11/2016, we encourage you to take time personally, with your family, and in your church service to humble yourselves, pray, and fast as the Lord would lead.
Inspired with the words of Abraham Lincoln please join us in the following prayer:
“We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!” (Abraham Lincoln)
Therefore, Lord, as Your people, we humble ourselves today before You and acknowledge our need for You in our lives and in our nation. We ask and plead, reliant on Your great mercy, that You would once again forgive us. Forgive us as a people, who are not worthy to carry Your name, for not always depending upon You, nor declaring that You are God in all areas of our lives. We ask that Your grace might once again shine on Your people. We ask that You revive and renew this land. Revive us in Your word, revive us in prayer, revive us in love for You and for one another, revive us in unity, and revive Your great message of love and grace once again in this nation. Help us to be Your representatives worthy to reflect Your name. Search us, cleanse us, purify us, lead us, guide us, and once again be our God, oh Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.