One of the verses of the song is a prayer to God. Clarkson finished with that verse yesterday. The 7 lines are powerful and profound.
Our father's God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!
Would you take some time now to pray to God for our nation using this short verse of 7 lines as an inspiration? After all, we have been commanded to pray for our nation.
1. ... thank God for being the God of our forefathers.
2. ... worship God as the Author of Liberty.
3. ... praise God as the only One who is worthy of songs of praise!
4. ... ask God to shine His light on our nation.
5. ... ask God to help us defend freedom so that everyone can pursue holiness and walk in the light.
6. ... ask God to protect us with His sovereign care.
7. ... praise Him for being a great God, pronounce Him as your king today, and ask Him to increasingly become king over more and more of the USA in 2013 and beyond.