But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you. (1 John 14:26)
Father, we remember all the ways you have blessed our Nation.
We remember that your Son paid a bloody price to deliver us from the bondage of sin and the wrath of God that would certainly condemn us to everlasting torment. We remember Your son bravely confronting the withering criticism of the arrogant leaders of the Jewish faith.
At our beginning, you caused us to win the war for independence. We had no right to win against the greatest Army and Navy in the world at that time. We won by retreating more than engaging. We won with a group of citizen soldiers. We remember we you gave us the victory, as You gave the victory to the Children of Israel.
As our Nation matured you called attention to the blot on our independence. You prompted us to abolish slavery. We paid a bloody price to win the freedom of the negro race from slavery.
We remember the young men who courageously fought in the deserts, and stormed the beaches in the face of enemy fire.
We remember those who have stood as our shields against enemy attack and have secured peace for American families, grandparents, and children in their homes.
We remember that You are the Prince of Peace and that You are our shield, fortress, our high tower. You are the God who loves us and gives us life eternal, gives us joy in this life and gives us your wonderful, but unfathomable love.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
Please pray for thanksgiving for all the wonderful blessings God has given us.
Please pray for your family members who have served in the Armed Forces past and present.
Please pray for the men and women who are at this moment in combat and mortal danger.
Please pray for the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces—that God, the Holy Spirit will give him the wisdom to pick America’s fights only as the Sovereign Lord God directs.
Please pray for the needs of our nation, for your church and for your family and friends.
Now turn with me in honoring our Lord Jesus in the prayer that He taught us, saying…
Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.