Praying for Our Nation

dan 6 - 10 his windows being open“And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.” Daniel 9:4-6

To believers these are very perilous times. There is almost a feeling of hopelessness as we watch our nation slide further into debauchery. Daniel prayed for his people. He confessed the sins of his people. Everything he said concerning the Jews is applicable to the country we live in. We have sinned. We have done wickedly. We have rebelled and departed from Gods word. We are drowning as a nation in a cesspool of immorality. As believers we must pray as Daniel prayed. We must acknowledge our sins and beg for mercy for our country. At times I think know what Isaiah was saying when he declared; “Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.” {Isaiah 1}

Is there any hope? As the father of four and soon {Lord willing} a grandfather I must believe so. I must, like Daniel pray for our nation. God will judge {and is judging} America just as He judged other nations in the past. “To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him…” Christians in this nation must cry out for mercy. We need wisdom and grace in an ever darkening world. If there is any help or any hope it must be from God.

“Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.” {Lamentations 5:21}

Shawn

Recommended Reading: Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill                     Revival and Revivalism by Iain H. Murray {This is a very important book and I highly recommend it to every preacher.}

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