A Nation in Need of Prayer

“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 will heal their land.”

— 2 Chronicles 7:14

Every once in a while a national tragedy takes place. For a short time, it jolts many people into returning to church or looking to God for help. Then fairly soon after, many go back to business as usual.

It is tragic that such horrible things as what took place in Columbine would be necessary to awaken an apathetic people to the need for this country to return to God. Solzhenitsyn, the great author and intellectual of the Soviet Union, said that when he was but a young man, he heard an old peasant farmer speaking to a friend, summing up the whole situation in the Soviet Union in a very simple, single sentence. He said: “We have forgotten God and we have destroyed ourselves.” We are in the process of doing that very same thing.

Dear friends, things can change. I am quite sure it won’t take many more national tragedies for the American people to begin to say, “Enough is enough.” And I want to say to those members of the Supreme Court who have given this nation this hellish milieu of ungodliness and immorality, “You had better get on your knees because you are going to have to answer to God for what you have done.” God promises to heal our nation, if we humble ourselves, repent from our wicked ways, and seek His face. Ours is a nation in great need of prayer.

Lord God, You have been so gracious and so good to us, and we turned away from You. Let it not be too late for our nation to return unto You. Lord, we deserve Your wrath, but we ask for Your mercy…