Jovial (23 Nov 2014)
"A Prayer for Our Nation"

Romans 13:1-4 says,

"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of him who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is Godís servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer"

Heavenly Father, we stand on this promise you have put in your word and ask you to ensure to us that our nation is used to serve what is right and not to persecute your people for their faith.  Grant us the freedom of worship this country stands for, and make certain that those who rise up within our government to try and imprison us or censor our churches are removed from that position.  Do not let what you have established for good become an instrument of evil.