America is in grave danger this National Day of Prayer 2020.
We cannot deny that America is a divided nation. We are divided Republicans against Democrats, Liberals against Conservatives, blacks against whites, rich against poor, Trump supporters against hateful Trump, racists against blacks, and so on.
Tribalism is rife. People from one tribe cannot even talk to people from another. A Jewish man named Jesus said centuries ago, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
His statements have been proven true in history. Many nations, including the great Roman Empire, which once ruled the civilized world, have fallen because of internal divisions and corruption, rather than an external enemy.
We have to admit that America is broken. The division is undeniable. Racial tension is alarming. Anarchy abounds. Reconciliation seems impossible. The government cannot fix it. Politics will not cure him. The spirit of the times reigns over this whole nation.
If we love America, the land of the free and the homeland of the brave, it’s time for people of faith to put our differences aside and come together to pray. Prayer can make a big difference. Effective prayer begins by admitting that we have a problem and that we cannot continue to ignore it or hope that it will go away. It needs to be corrected.
Once we are faced with this fact, we have to admit that we do not have the power to fix it. We must humble ourselves and take our problem to the One who can. If America perishes, we must admit that we are all losing. Therefore, we must all come together and submit our problem to God.
We must submit our problem to Him, knowing that He loves us and wants only the best for us. We do not annoy God when we bring our problems to Him. He’s never too busy to listen, and he’s powerful enough to make the changes we ask for.
When we pray, our burden is lightened because we share our burdens (deep concerns) with Him. He encourages us to do just that. The Bible tells us that we are to “cast all our worries on him because he cares for us” (I Peter 5: 6).
Thursday May 7, 2020 is our national day of prayer. If we love our country, the United States of America, we will pray for it.
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Robert Wilkerson is a writer who has written 10 books. He lives in the Birmingham area. [email protected].