Heavenly Father, we praise you for your word that says: 'Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.' By your Providential hand, America has been sown with the seeds of the Gospel, watered with the blood of patriots, and cultivated with the hands of Founders who respected your word. Because of your blessing, America has brought forth a great harvest and heritage of faith, family, and freedom.
During this New Year that will mark the 235th of our Republic, we ask for the wisdom and the will to return to the simple values that made us a great nation: public servants who will protect our God-given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; pulpits that flame with righteousness and justice; churches that teach virtue and service; couples who get married and stay married; and parents who teach their kids right from wrong, the value of a hard day’s work, loving their neighbor and their nation, and duty to God and country. This we pray in the matchless name of Jesus Christ, God’s Son and our Savior, Amen.
Kenyn Cureton is Vice President for Church Ministries at the Family Research Council.