Richard Lee Montgomery

Living in the Land of Cotton

As we bow before You Oh God – I pray – all will recognize You – as the only true living God. I am reminded that it was You – that directed the hearts and minds of our Founding Fathers in the War for our first Independence. It was You  – who directed their actions – that they – and for their ancestors – might have freedom and unalienable rights – which were endowed by You – and given to man.  

I am reminded of our Fathers – who fought in the War for our second Independence – how they stood for the same principles of those freedoms and rights – where many died for this righteous cause. Oh Heavenly Father – as we meet together – this day – I pray that our hearts will be fixed on truth – the dispensing of historical truth – and never forget the foundation that our Founding Fathers laid – for us.

Dear God – above all – I am reminded of the greatest gift – that you have provided for mankind – the provision of salvation for the spiritually lost – those without Christ. I pray that all present – will recognized their need for You – through Your Son – Jesus Christ. You are the giver of life. You are the only hope – for our souls.

I thank you – for how this was the message – of our Confederate Chaplains – who faithfully gave the Gospel Message – to the soldiers – who fought and died for our freedom. May what is said in this meeting – be pleasing to you. Teach us to be good stewards – to share with others – this historical account – that has been and continues to be neglected and diminished in America.

May we do what we do – the Sons of Confederate Veterans – giving the truth of history – faithfully and with integrity.

I pray this prayer in the most precious name of Jesus Christ. A
men!

Our most merciful and gracious God – You are the God of heaven and earth. You are the giver of life and the giver of death. You are the source – the only source of eternal salvation. You are truth itself. Our greatest need in life is You and to be clearer – our only need in life is You – through Jesus Christ.

As the prayer was lifted up to You at the start of Lincoln’s War – we lift up to you now – these same words acknowledging You as our greatest need, hope and strength. The war we find ourselves in today – is not traveling from one section of our land to another – engaging in hand to hand combat. It’s not the firing of cannonades and firearms – but rather it is our pledge to walk dispensing the truth – and giving the fuller history of our country.


We ask God that you would “preserve our homes and Altars from pollution, and secure to us the restoration of peace and prosperity—all of which we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and Saviour—to whom with the Father and the Holy Spirit, we will give all the praise and glory in time and throughout all eternity!”  

“Set up within us thy kingdom of righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Restore peace to our bleeding land. Revive thy people who are scattered abroad everywhere. Reunite congregations and households. Restore commerce and agriculture, and may the earth again yield her increase, and the abundance of the sea bring prosperity. May our colleges again become the seminaries of learning, the fountains of wisdom, and the nurseries of pious and patriotic citizens, and of faithful and zealous ministers of the everlasting gospel; and may order, harmony, and peace be effectually and permanently restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, universally prevail.” 

May we walk from this meeting place – looking to you for wisdom –  when we are confronted by conflict. Draw us nearer and nearer to you. May we stand for what it right – in your eyes.

I pray this prayer in the most precious name of Jesus Christ. Amen!



My Confederate Prayer #2

By Richard Lee Montgomery

My Confederate Prayer #1

By Richard Lee Montgomery