1-7-14 Prayer for America

Mighty Father, our Creator and Governor, forgive us for thoroughly trashing the nation your faithful followers gave us at our founding. We have taken the freedoms you so freely bestowed upon us, until in our ignorance; we rebelled against you and your ways as if the Bible and its truths that transformed us never existed in our past. We have turned from you and sought people who do not know your ways to lead us. We have chosen wicked leaders who covet the blessings you gave us and confiscate them to buy votes to keep themselves in power. Have mercy on our nation for putting our trust in people who have little honor and regard for the truth and electing them over us. Forgive us for our almost total ignorance of how you can bless us if only we would return to you.
We understand how powerful the ideas of the tempter are when pastors see the poverty in America’s poorest areas. One otherwise conservative pastor in one of Appalachia’s poorest areas, Allegheny County New York, told me he was for the social contract and another liberal pastor in the same area said we should get behind these federal programs if we really cared for these poor people. Have mercy for your church people helping to enslave people to these ideas which are foreign to both Your Word and our founders and for the federal government blessing federal workers more than the poor by keeping two thirds of the money meant for the poor.
Lord, you promised that if we would turn to you, you would heal our nation. 2 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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. America seems to have forgotten this promise of yours as we stumble from one failed political idea to another while feeling hopeless! Forgive us for these feelings of hopelessness that come from being so far from you and the truth of how you can bless us. Help America understand the simple truth that it is you that will heal our nation and we in no way can do it apart from you. Forgive those among us who want to keep approving the sins that enslave us and somehow think you will bless that effort.
Lord I pray that this year you will bring America and your church to repentance. I pray that this will be the year America will see how hopeless any political effort to heal our nation is and surrender to you in humiliation for our sins and seek the healing of our nation that can only come through you.
Ron at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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