Repentance, Prayer, and Humility before God Are Our Only Hope

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways…2 Chr 7:14a

There is a saying that one generation plants trees for the next generation. I’m concerned that instead of planting, we are removing and destroying the very covering that protects us. As a result, our legacy as a great and noble nation has all but been forgotten. Most schools no longer teach students about the spiritual foundation that has guided America throughout her history. Additionally, there are people and groups who are strongly committed to the destruction of anything rooted in our nation’s Christian heritage. Consequently, America’s moral and religious heritage is often deleted, grossly distorted, or revised altogether. As a result, students often miss the critical connection between America’s unparalleled greatness, her rise to world leadership, and the spiritual foundation that made it possible. This should concern us. The ideas of the classroom in one generation will create the ideas of government within the next.

Although this position may seem radical or extreme, we are living in extremely critical times. Make no mistake about it, we are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation right before our eyes. But there is hope, as 2 Chronicles 7:14 calls out from the past with resounding clarity to America today, “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 heal their land.” Without question—repentance, prayer, and humility before God are our only hope.

  • Heavenly Father, we humble ourselves and pray, now; we seek Your face; Lord we turn from our wicked ways in repentance. Help us to do so fully and wholeheartedly. Hear from heaven, Lord, forgive our sins as you have so wonderfully promised to do, and heal out land. Our hope is in You, and in You alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Pastor Shane Idleman

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