Peter Marshall was the fifty-fourth chaplain of the United States Senate. During that time, he spent countless hours praying for our country and its leaders. His heart was burdened for our nation and its future. 

You can tell by his prayers and the depth that is so evident in them. Even though he prayed them almost 70 years ago, they are as applicable and relevant now as they were then. 

Lord Jesus, Thou hast promised to give us the Holy Spirit if we are willing to open our hearts and let Him in. Make us willing now that things have eternal significance may begin to happen here. We know deep down in our hearts that without Thy guidance we can do nothing, but with Thee we can do all things. Let us not be frightened by the problems that confront us, but rather give Thee thanks that Thou hast matched us with this hour. May we resolve, God helping us, to be part of the answer, and not part of the problem. 

For Jesus’ sake. Amen. 

Friday, January 10, 1947

May we, by our prayers, be part of our nation’s revival and turning back to God. 

Prayer taken from “The Senate Prayers of Peter Marshall” by Chapman Billies Inc.