A Sense of Destiny
After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, some of the signers wept. Others bowed their heads in prayer. Samuel Adams rose and said, “This day, we have restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven, and from the rising to the setting sun, may His Kingdom come.”1 Those men knew that was a spiritual moment. They knew this was not just a human dream. They knew something was happening beyond a group of people fighting for liberty or freedom. They knew that somehow God was in this.
“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.” (Proverbs 4:18; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Let a wave of gratitude rise up in you for the men and women who sought God to birth our nation.
- Say with our founders, “We enthrone on our praises the Sovereign One who reigns in heaven. May His Kingdom come across America!”
- Ask God to give this generation of Christians His Divine dreams for the country in this generation. Tell Him you will fight for righteousness, justice, honor, and truth in this land.
- Say, “Let the path of the righteous burn brighter in the USA until His purposes in this nation are complete.”
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, there is such a thankfulness rising up in me for those who gave up everything to establish the United States of America. What a great vision, and what a great cost they paid for it! Like the founding fathers and mothers, we say, “We enthrone on our praises the Sovereign One who reigns in heaven. May His Kingdom come across America!” It’s time for the Church of America to dream new dreams. We need to dump the rote and form, and seek You for the adventure of Kingdom-expanding ideas and actions again. Let the path of the righteous burn brighter in the USA until Your purposes in this nation are complete, Jesus. Amen.
God established this nation to fulfill His purposes in the earth!
1 Learn more about the Christian history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence here.