As Christians, God loves us and has chosen us for salvation. But God has also called us to be responsible. We should take reasonable steps to protect our nation. That is why we have a military, intelligence agencies, and cybersecurity, and it is one reason we try to protect our border.
We must pray that God protects our nation from the very real enemies that threaten us. Ask God to give wisdom to America’s leaders, so they will know how best to accomplish this goal. And pray for our military, border patrol, and intelligence agencies to do their jobs well.
As Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:44, we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. Ask God to open their eyes to the truth before they face destruction. And pray for peace—both for your heart and for the world. Finally, pray for Christ’s swift return, when He will implement His perfect peace on earth.
A Prayer for America
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me and for sending Jesus to save me. And thank You that every detail of my life is in Your hands. Help me not to become complacent in Your love. Rather, let Your love motivate me to action. I want the best for my neighbors and countrymen. Protect us from those who want to harm us. Stop Satan from deceiving people into thinking that murdering Americans is somehow good. Give our leaders wisdom in how to protect us from all threats, both foreign and domestic. Help our military, border patrol, intelligence agencies, and cybersecurity experts to perform their jobs with skill and excellence. In Your name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.