God bless the unborn child, who faces increasingly difficult odds as our congress seeks to use government funding for abortions. I pray that our nation will once again begin to value each individual life. I pray for recognition that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and that the last two of those rights are only made possible by the sanctity of the first.
God bless all of the suffering people in under-developed nations who will have their plight prolonged as our government continues the systematic destruction of wealth in our nation. I pray for recognition that this wealth has lead to the charity which has lifted so many around the world from their afflictions. I pray for a return to voluntary charity between individuals, which is so much more effective than forced charity of government.
God bless the coal miners of Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, who have toiled in the dusty mines to bring affordable warmth to our homes and who are being persecuted under the current repressive green energy regime. I pray that God will continue to mock the global warming alarmists by snowing on their conferences and showing them once again that only he can control the weather. I pray for a revival in the realm of science. Our only hope to develop clean, renewable energy is a vibrant, innovative and un-repressed scientific community whose conclusions are based on fact, not political or personal agenda.
God bless our soldiers who stand with rifles ready on cold snow-capped mountains in Afghanistan and hot dusty deserts in Iraq and in the thousands of unnamed foxholes around the world — protecting our freedoms and freeing the oppressed from despots. I pray for the families who sit without them around lonely Christmas trees back home and wait for news that they may return soon. May their arrows fly straight, their footing be sure, their armor strong, their hearts brave and their souls pure. I pray for a swift end to conflict, their victory assured and a safe and soon return to their homes and families.
This last year has been a very difficult one for our nation in many ways. Historically God has richly blessed us because our hearts have always been true. I pray for a return to that national humility brought on by deference to an almighty God, and I pray for a renewed love of liberty, granted by his power alone and ratified by our constitution.
This Christmas, I pray that America will once again bless God, so that he can once again bless America.
Editor's note: Leland Conway is the executive editor and co-founder of www.conservativeedge.com and the host of the Pulse of Lexington on News Radio 630 WLAP.