I’ve never been so convicted of something in my life. Our nation, the United States of America, once the most successful, most highly respected country in the world, is in decline. It isn’t because of outside influences, we have done it to ourselves. We have done it by rejecting the absolute moral righteousness that comes from God, and have instead installed our own Temple of Tolerance.
This Temple of Tolerance routinely sacrifices the pieces of society that are deemed too radical or wrong for the politically correct Tolerant Society. The first sacrifice was prayer in public schools. Next was the sanctity of the unborn. It quickly turned to other liberties, privacy, civility, and even our own history is under attack, and is slated to be bled dry upon the Altar of Tolerance.
The Bible is clear about what happens when man creates his own idols and starts to worship them. Correction, catastrophe, and a return are the historical cycles we as human beings create for ourselves. We have felt the correction, and have not heeded the word, we are now on the verge of catastrophe.
Our Heavenly Father understood our nature and he gave us a spiritual panic button we can use to get his help when our communities and nation fall away. “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14
Father, we have sinned. We as a nation, as a state, and as a community have turned away from you. We have set ourselves up on a pedestal and have proclaimed our superiority to you. We were wrong. I am sorry for the sins I have committed, as well as those of my family, my community and my entire nation. Lord, help me correct what has been done. Help me be a voice of reason. Help me be a point of light. We need you, we need a close relationship with you. Help us understand your will and your wishes for our land and our lives. Father, hear us, see us try to do better, and as your word says, come and heal our land. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.
My wife and I are starting a new six week bible study series concentrating on Prayer for Our Nation based on the bible study I published two years ago on Amazon. If you are in the Middle Tennessee area, please join us!