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A National Call to Prayer

Why 'God Bless America' is more than simply a song.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
April 29, 2004

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A National Call to Prayer_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Why God Bless America is more than simply a song Americans, let’s pause today
to seek the Lord and humbly pray.
Let’s ask that those who lead our land
will heed His truth and take a stand.
But first of all let’s bend our knees
and ask the Lord for what He sees.
With honest gaze let’s look within
for motives that give way to sin.
Let’s own our culpability
confessing what we’ve failed to be,
then listen for what God might say
in judgment of the U.S.A.
Let’s beg His mercy and His grace
for godless norms, perverse and base.
Let’s pledge to push for purity
while guarding others’ dignity.
Let’s ask for eyes to see the poor
and hearts that ache for troops at war.
Let’s plead for justice on behalf
of those whose plight makes bullies laugh.
Let’s bow our heads and fold our hands
and ask the Lord to heal our land.

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vela from Chicago, IL writes:
May 4, 2004
A few small edits....

Christians, let us pause today

to seek the Lord and humbly pray.

Let’s ask that everyone in this land

will heed His Word and take a stand.

But first of all let’s bend our knees

and ask the Lord for what He sees.

With honest gaze let’s look within

for motives that give way to sin.

Let’s own our culpability

confess our own hypocrisy.

Let's not pass judgment on each other

But reach out to neighbor, sister, brother

We know that judgment is up to you

And that everything you would have us do

Moves through compassion, love and grace

And everyone lives in your embrace.

You are not a political deity

You know no borders, know no seas

Too wide to cross, no one left out.

You do not pledge allegiance to one nation

You know not nations, you are salvation

To all. Regardless of postal address.

We love you with all that we possess.

So help us to do your work on earth

Make us worthy of your Son's lowly birth

Help us seek humility to serve, and we

Will walk with those who agree or disagree

With our point of view. We are not judge

And jury, you are. So help us to gently budge

Off of their pedastals those who say

They know what You would want always.

We all hold our own points of view

But let our compassion shine through.

Let us love, help us pray,

And demonstrate through our acts always

Your forgiveness and everlasting love

That comes to everyone from You above.

Let’s ask for eyes to see the poor

and hearts that ache for troops at war.

Let’s plead for justice on behalf

of those whose plight makes bullies laugh.

Let’s bow our heads and fold our hands

and ask the Lord to heal our land.

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