A Pledge and Prayer of Allegiance
In this turbulent time of political, social, and emotional unrest, I thought a prayer and pledge of allegiance might be helpful to remind ourselves where we should be aligned and why.
Loyalty and trust are important, but they reflect what we value most. They reflect what we truly worship.
A prayer and pledge of allegiance
I pledge allegiance to Jesus Christ
and to unity of believers
and t the gospel for which He died,
one Church, under God,
indivisible in His Spirit,
with love and forgiveness for all.
the King of Kings and Prince of Peace,
I pledge my obedience and reverence to you alone.
You have created me to love you and to love others.
Keep me from spiritual distractions,
from aligning myself against others,
from creating enemies and judging friends,
from believing that you can only work through human law.
I pledge my faith to your will and your timing
because you are not hampered by the decisions of men.
You can use anyone.
You can use me,
if only I will trust you.
I pledge to honor and respect my fellow-man.
I pledge to support the Church
and proclaim the Gospel with my life.
I pledge to forgive others and give grace
because you have given grace to me.
I pledge to trust you with my future,
now and forever.
You alone deserve my worship.
You are God, and there is none else.
I praise you and trust you.
In Jesus' name,
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." (Matthew 28:18)
Give back to Caesars what is Caesar's and to God what is Gods's. (Matthew 22:21)
The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. (Romans 8:7)
Let everyone be subject to governing authorities, for there is no authority except what God has established. (Romans 13:1; Read Romans 13:1-7 for more)
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. (Isaiah 9:6-7)
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
This is why I say these things when I am absent, that when I come, I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority--the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not tearing you down. (2 Corinthians 13:10)
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