One of the biggest ways I’ve had the chance to serve my country is through prayer! There are many fun ways to do this. Here a few I’ve been blessed by:
- Write out the names of local authorities on an index card and pray often for those who serve your community
- Focus for one week on praying for a specific state – if you take one state a week you’ll have prayer traveled the entire country in a year!
- Borrow a few board game markers and place them wherever you like on a map of the United States. Pray for the states or cities where you placed the markers. Different markers could stand for different issues facing our nation. This is a great group activity!
- Print out a colorless county map of your state (there’s a free service online) and each time you pray for a county, color it in.
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV84)