Why are people so cruel to each other? When did our hearts become so hardened towards one another? When did it become acceptable to say ugly hurtful things to one another without remorse?
When did it become okay to berate someone with nasty & hateful words to the extent that they take their own life? There are children and young people taking their lives because others berated them so badly that they think there is no other way out.
God, what has happened to this great nation that You blessed us with and to its people? How can any child not be full of hope? I can’t even imagine what kind of repeated verbal & physical attacks have to take place to drive the hope from a child’s spirit.
When did become okay for people to break the laws of our land without any repercussions for their actions? When did it become okay for government officials to look the other way when innocent people are getting hurt, injured or even killed?
God, You have revealed how important this is to You. This country has become disjointed, discombobulated and dysfunctional. We have moved out of Your favor because we have asked You to get out. We told You to leave our lives, our houses, our families, our schools, our workplaces, out of our government and in some instances out of our places of worship. You being the gentleman that You always are, You did what we asked You to do. YOU LEFT!!!!
Enough is enough! We have to stop this downward spiral. The only way we are getting out of this mess is with God leading us.
God, turn our hearts of stone to hearts of flesh again. Holy Spirit convict us when we are not seeking You out through our prayers. Convict us, God, when we only seek prayer for ourselves and our loved ones. Our prayers have to extend to this nation, its people and our government.
God, it is Your decree that we pray for our land and our government (1 Tim. 2:1-2).
Why has this nation become so uncaring? We don’t seem to care that people are rioting in the streets, destroying private property, berating each other, breaking laws, hurting or killing innocent people, destroying lives with illegal drugs and we don’t care about who is coming and going from this country.
Before you get upset or distraught, please remember what God’s word says. Yes, we are to help the poor. In Duetoronmy 15:7 it says ” If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother.”
God’s word ALSO says that we are to obey man’s laws. Here is what God’s word says in 1 Peter 2:13 “Submit yourselves to [the authority of] every human institution for the sake of the Lord [to honor His name], whether it is to a king as one in a position of power, 14 or to governors as sent by him to bring punishment to those who do wrong, and to praise and encourage those who do right.”
We have to know who is breaking the laws of our land. What are their intentions? There are some that seek to harm or even destroy the fabric of this tremendous nation. Some even seek to change our fundamental foundation, our faith, and beliefs.
Here is what God’s word says about what our daily toils: (Ephishains 6:12) “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.”
A shift in our foundation would explain how things have become so hateful, confused, opposite, dysfunctional, ugly, and mean. If we are allowing alteration to our fundamental foundation of God, can you imagine what kind of place this nation will become?
We all have a responsibility to make sure this country’s foundation stays squarely (focused) on God. Will you help me with this? Sometimes we wonder how one individual can cause anything to change.
Please don’t underestimate the power of prayer! Thousands of people coming into agreement on one subject through prayer can make miracles happen! God’s word reflects that too. In Matt 18:19 it says “Again I say to you, that if two believers on earth agree [that is, are of one mind, in harmony] about anything that they ask [within the will of God], it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”
Please help me pray. Let God know you are coming in agreement through your prayer with every other believer that is praying for the same thing.
God bless each of you.