A Prayer to Father God for Mother Liberty

by Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos
Mainstay Ministries
Box 30
Wheaton, IL 60189

As Mother Liberty looked on in horror,
she witnessed a nightmare that will forever challenge
the dream for which she proudly stands.
Without warning, twins she bravely birthed collapsed at her feet.
Symbols of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
(and thousands who cherished them) perished.
What had towered for years above the Big Apple without trouble
are nothing more than a smoldering mess of rubble.
And it's not just a city shaken to the core. The nation quakes.
Two hundred and twenty stories of capitalism's success,
(once an anthology of corporate commerce and trade)
are but ancient history now.
All the same they're also bound to be catalogued as tragedies
for decades (if not centuries) to come.
What was Tuesday morning is no longer.
The light is forever gone from eyes that innocently looked on.
The skies above Manhattan billow with black smoke.
The earth beneath is an eery sight. It's a bloody graveyard.
Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Unmistakably,
the act of ungodly beasts who would undeniably admit
to a sense of pleasure derived from attempts to undermine
the treasure of freedom many of us have taken for granted.
O God, rouse us from our routine slumber.
Teach us to number our days. To confess our sin
and once again recognize our dependence on You.
Teach us to eschew our complacency and apathy,
and to rethink our false sense of national security.
Teach us to repent of values we have come to confess as a nation
that violate Your holiness and mock Your gifts of grace.
O Lord, as we admit our vulnerability this day,
be with those whose grief and loss is greater than they can say.
We pray that You would guide our President and leaders,
that You would purge our sin and protect our land.
Father God, please stand by Mother Liberty,
so that the torch she holds forth
will continue to flame with the promise of freedom and hope.
May she illuminate our feet as we attempt to walk in Your ways
to a place where once again the phrase on our money
actually describes the ways and the means of our lives.
"In God We Trust" Amen.