I honestly believe that if just ten or twenty people would decide today, commit to a season of private dedicated fasting and prayer that is devoted to, first self-examination and personal repentance, and then, to concentrated and intentional prayer and repentance for the church as a whole and for this nation, there are any number of potential scenarios we might avert. It is clear right now America is very vulnerable. That is what happens when you venture outside of obedience. You’re on your own out there. You distance yourself from your Divine Protector, and offend Him to boot!
Christians don’t pray nearly enough. It took the physical ailments that God has allowed me to suffer, to get me still and prevent me being busy, busy, busy with well-intentioned “doing” so that I might learn that lesson. And of course there is plenty that needs doing. But I think America, for the most part, has completely lost it’s understanding of the place and I do mean the critical role which prayer has played in the inception of this nation and all things that have made her great! I think the discipline of prayer is becoming extinct in America and in America’s churches. It’s been replaced by vain repetitions, babbling, euphoric “experiences” and “listening into the silence” as well as just noise that attempts to pass itself off as worship.
Taken with appreciation from
and the post “No Turning Back” by Sandra Lloyd.