My prayer for America today:
“O Lord, You are great and awesome! You always fulfill Your covenant and keep Your promises of unfailing love to those who love You and obey Your commands. But Temecula, Southern California, and America have sinned and done wrong. We have rebelled against You and scorned Your commands and regulations. We have refused to listen to Your servants the prophets, who spoke on Your authority to our President and leaders and to all the people of Temecula, Southern California, and America.
Lord, You are in the right; but as You see, our faces are covered with shame. This is true of all of us, including the people of Temecula, Southern California, and America. O Lord, we and our President, other leaders, and citizens are covered with shame because we have sinned against You. But the Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against Him. We have not obeyed the Lord our God, for we have not followed the instructions He gave us through His servants the prophets. All of Temecula, Southern California, and America have disobeyed Your instruction and turned away, refusing to listen to Your voice.
So now, the solemn curses written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured down on us because of our sins. You have kept Your word and done to us and our leaders exactly as You warned. Every curse written against us in the Law of Moses will soon come true. Yet, we have refused to seek mercy from the Lord our God by turning from our sins and recognizing His truth. Therefore the Lord is bringing on us the disasters He has prepared. The Lord our God is right in doing these things, for we do not obey Him.
O Lord, You brought lasting honor to Your name by bringing revivals and great awakenings of Your Spirit to America in times past. But we have sinned and are full of wickedness. In view of all Your faithful mercies, Lord, please turn Your furious anger away from Temecula, Southern California, and America. All the nations of the world mock us because of our sins.
O our God, hear Your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For Your own sake, smile again on Temecula, Southern California, and America.
O my God, lean down and listen to me. Open Your eyes and see our despair. We make this plea, not because we deserve Your help, but because of Your mercy.
O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! For Your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for Your people who bear Your name. (Based on New Living Translation)
(An excerpt from Common Sense 2016 by Larry Nevenhoven, ©2016, Amazon eBook)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
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