Almighty God, You are the Just Judge and the Righteous Lawgiver. We pray now, for our Legislative Branch of Government – The United States Congress. We intercede for the 435 members of the House of Representatives and the 100 Senators who together enact legislation and declare war.
Lord Jesus, we pray for the Departments of Justice, Defense, and Homeland Security and the men and women through whom justice and protection is administered. We ask You, oh Lord, to uphold justice and mercy in our land and to keep us safe – that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. We declare with our mouths that Your people dwell safely in this land, and we prosper abundantly.
Father, we come to You in prayer for the Executive Branch of our national government. First of all, we make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving for kings and all who are in high positions. We pray for our President Donald J Trump, Vice-President Pence, and each of the leaders overseeing the 15 departments in The Cabinet. We hold up in prayer the men and women who are in positions of authority.
As Americans, we celebrate the independence of our great nation this week. Picnics, BBQ, and plenty of red, white and blue help us remember July 4, 1776 – and especially fireworks! There is nothing more moving and exciting than a gigantic fiery display with explosions of color and sonic booms high overhead in the warm night sky.
In light of our current national climate and the recent Executive Order, PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES, we stand as followers of Jesus Christ who are blessed to be citizens of this great country. Our biblical mandate is to show hospitality, to welcome the sojourner, and to care for the marginalized, persecuted, and disadvantaged.