Acts of civil violence, leadership that has taken away the voice of the people, city streets full of anger and hatred, an anything goes society, loss of spiritual involvement by the citizens, a people that has lost sight of God, a nation of sexual perversion – a society that condones the death of the unborn. It sounds like the days before the fall of Rome. As most of you know, this is America today.
I love this country. I grew up placing my hand over my heart to pledge allegiance to her. I stood up in honor of her flag. I remember a time when everyone loved her but things have changed so much in just one lifetime.
I’ve seen many fall away from the practice of worshipping in God’s house. I’ve seen that even in the church there is division and tension. I’ve experienced the hatred of black against white – white against black, bubbling to the point of eruption and the race riots of the 60s. I’ve watched as 13 presidents since 1942 have done their best to get things back on track. Instead each of their governing left a lot to be desired and none could control the insurgence of evil which has descended on this God endowed country.
We need to get back to the business of a democracy. We’re supposed to be a self-governing country. We’re the boss. Our elected officials are OUR employees. They work for US. Somehow that’s been forgotten along with the absence of God as the ultimate leader. If we allow our country to be taken over by people that are only out for themselves, we need to fire them.
There has to be a stop to the upside down approach to morality as well. Even though our nation is diverse and getting more so all the time, it’s time to work together to build a great America again.
Dear, Almighty, God, only you can change hearts. You have shown throughout history, that there is redemption and restoration in your name. I call on you to heal our nation. You are our only answer. Amen!