Pastoral/Congregational Prayer - Evening Service 5 May 2013
As Paul describes the whole-armor of God we’re to put on; he ends with this last piece of equipment - “praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6.18).
Let us pray:
Lord God, who set up Pharaoh to show your glory, who made proud Nebuchadnezzar a humble man that declared your sovereignty, who raised up pagan Cyrus to become the shepherd and protector of your church under the Old Covenant: we heartily affirm that in your hands the kings heart is like a stream of water, and you turn it wherever you will: Therefore we pray passionately and from a deep love for our country, that you would take notice of the ragings, rantings and ruses of the rulers of our time; diffuse their secularist schemes intended to hush up your people; deflate their plots to undermine the goodly heritage of liberty and godliness handed down by our forbearers; and redirect their energies and strategies toward rebuilding a righteous morality in this land, where God-given liberties are secured and godliness defended, so that our children and grandchildren may thrive, and always give you thanks for your intervention and providential supervision. Lord, hear our prayer.
Hear our prayer, O Lord, hear our prayer, O Lord; Incline Thine ear to us, & grant us Thy peace. Amen. Trinity Hymnal #728