Day 34 (40 Days of Prayer)

What makes a nation great? Its military forces or its growing economy? Great natural resources
or an industrious people? All of those certainly contribute to the greatness that nations strive for. But the Bible shows us a different perspective.

It’s a fascinating national concept found buried in Deuteronomy 4:6-8, which proves the greatness of a nation is directly related to the righteousness of its laws and rules. As our nation began, our laws were made in recognition of God. Even though a
number of our Founding Fathers were not active Christians, they all had a respect for the
laws of God and literally based the new nation’s laws upon what they considered divine law.

God blessed their decision, and greatness was achieved.
Over the years the making and understanding of law has drifted from that strong
godly perspective. Increasingly, lawmakers are looking to other nations or cultural trends
for guidelines in laws. It could be argued that our greatness as a nation is drifting with that
trend. It’s time to begin praying for a return to laws that have their basis in God’s Word.

»Thank God for a good foundation for this nation in the nature of its laws, and pray for a return to that solid foundation.
»Pray for the judges of this nation, that they would seek God’s wisdom.

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