Focus on changing what we have become
Published 12:11 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2023
A few years ago, a friend of mine gave me the following prayer at a Bible-sharing meeting. With the present condition of our country, I think it’s appropriate. Let’s make a decision to focus on changing what we’ve become.
We come before you today to ask your forgiveness
and to seek Your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’
but that is exactly what we have done.
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children
and called it building self-esteem.
We have abused power and called it politics.
We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions
and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography
and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers
and called it enlightenment.
Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today;
cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!”
I’m reminded of what God’s Word says in II Chronicles 7:14 – “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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
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