January 16th is Religious Freedom Day to educate people about the religious freedom we are guaranteed under the First Amendment of the Constitution.
Today that freedom is at risk in the name of political correctness. We must defend our right to worship and live as we choose–whether we are Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, pagan, agnostic, atheist, or any of the multitude of other religions in the world.
Lord, we thank You that our Constitution guarantees us the right to freedom of religion. We ask for protection of this right from the people who would force Christians to tolerate things that go against Your righteous Word. When we are faced with persecution for adhering to our beliefs, give us the strength, endurance, and courage to withstand. Guide us by Your Holy Spirit to worship You and live in a manner pleasing to You. Let us show Your love to all while standing firm in the truth. Give us the words to say when we encounter hostility or derision, and make us faithful witnesses. In the name of Jesus.