A Prayer from a Christian in America
By POP Lay Chaplain Greg Shaw
I cry out to you with a heavy heart and wounded spirit.
I am living in grim days that just seem to get worse with each sunrise.
Evil is loose in the City of God and it seems as though The Enemy will finally be triumphant.
I need you to give me strength and guidance.
Strength to have faith that all things, no matter how dire, work together for the good of Your will.
Guidance to be part of the working out of Your will among us, in my society.
Give me the strength to be a conduit of healing and reconciliation in my corner of this fallen world.
Guide me with your Word to light my path and take me to where I can best labor in these vineyards for you.
Let your spirit come and give me the strength to be the hands that hold those whom need to be held.
When I cast judgment upon those that I believe have drifted from your flock, please give me the guidance to remember the sorrow and love that flowed down onto my Lord and Savior’s hands, forever pierced for my redemption.
Hands that the Lamb shows The Accuser, when I so often fail to live by that which I espouse.
Hear my prayer that this nation will be worthy of the grace that you have shed on it.
That we may act upon mercy, search for justice and find peace.
In the name of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ,