America’s Prayer of Repentance

The following is a prayer we have hanging on the wall in our entryway.  It is really something that we need to remember.

Heavenly Father, We come before you today to ask your forgiveness and seek your direction and guidance.

We know your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good,” but that’s exactly what we’ve done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that…

We have ridiculed the absolute truth of your Word and called it moral pluralism. We have worshiped other gods and called it multi-culturalism. We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternate lifestyle. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have neglected the needy and called it self preservation. We have rewarded laziness and called it wellfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building esteem. We have abused power and called it political savvy. We have coveted our neighbors’ possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be seom wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Father, guide and bless all men and women who have been elected by the people of this great nation and who have been ordained by you to govern our beloved country. Grant them your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of your will.

Given originally to the Kansas House of Representatives, January 1996 Pastor Joe Wright, Central Christian, Wichita, Kansas. (c)1996 Prayer by Pastor Joe Wright, adapted from a prayer of repentance by Bob Russell.

How true is that?  I only wish that more Christians would realize this.  We as Christian’s need to be humbling ourselves and praying daily for the forgiveness of our sins. We need to pray for God’s revival of this nation. He has done it before and he can do it again. We need to remember 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 wil forgive their sin and heal their land.   (NKJV)

2 Responses to America’s Prayer of Repentance

  1. EricaJoy says:

    Hello! I found you off of the Rebelution forum, and decided to drop by your blog. 🙂

    This prayer is very true and convicting… we as a nation are sliding backwards. We will have to be praying that God will have mercy and not let Obama get into office…

    You have a wonderful day, and God bless! EricaJoy

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