Religious Freedom: First Amendment to the Constitution
This week we will be focusing on the subject of religious freedom. This is a Constitutional right, as outlined in the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Thank the Lord for our U. S. Constitution and for the Wisdom He bestowed on men who sought Him, bringing down that Wisdom to lay the foundation of our government.
Ask Him to preserve our first amendment right to worship Him as we desire, that we are able to choose where we worship and the manner in which we do.
Pray that American Christians would realize how bold they can be to talk about Jesus everywhere they go. This is an American right and it cannot be taken from us!
Forgive those who are trying to restrict our religious freedom. Truly, they do not understand that to restrict the First Amendment freedom of Believers, they will eventually restrict their own.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we thank You that You supplied Wisdom to those who wrote out founding documents. You gave us the freedom to worship You as we desire. We declare that men’s interpretation of our founding documents cannot remove this right from us! We can boldly pray anywhere we want, including in our schools and government offices. We can speak on any topic we need to, and even dance in the streets to You, as King David did. We forgive those who have misinterpreted the First Amendment or who have acted to stop Christian religious freedoms. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
According to the First Amendment of the Constitution, we have freedom of religion and we will not be afraid to act like it!