A More Perfect Union

“Therefore brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living Way opened for us through the “curtain” that is, His body, and since we have a great Priest (Jesus) over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (i.e., of Christ’s return)  Hebrews 10:19-25 (NIV)

Jesus, Prophet, Priest and King, 

The founders of this country fought wars in order to “form a more perfect union.”1 They patterned the Declaration of Independence and Constitution on principles from Your Word and Authority.  Some knew that only a people transformed by Your redeeming power could keep such a nation, “by and for the people.”2

We beseech You as did they. We plead to be brought into the more perfect union—one with You. We ask our hearts be transformed from within. Lord, any hope we have rests in Your Divine intervention. 

Birthed to be a “a republic, if we could keep it”3, such is only possible through You! “Unite our hearts to fear Your Name”4 the Union that makes all other unity possible! We beseech You, Giver of all Freedom, that You keep us in union with You, until You return.  

In Jesus Name Forever

  1. “A more perfect union”, from the Preamble to the United States Constitution, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, etc.”
  2. “Of, by and for the people” from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.
  3. Quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin as he left Constitution Hall, Philadelphia in 1787: “Doctor, have we got a republic or a monarchy”, shouted to Franklin. “A republic, if you can keep it.” said Franklin.
  4. 4. “Unite our hearts to fear your name”, from Psalm 86:11

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